Today's Top Ten Tuesday (at the Broke and the Bookish, as always) is top books from any genre that you can't believe you haven't read. The only genre that I'm fairly consistent about is, yep, classics. So here are some of the classics that I really should have read by now:
1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: I know, I know, I'm a Russophile and ashamed. One day...
2. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky: I'm a Dostoevsky fan. I've even been to good old Fyodor's house. I've read several of his books, and I even have this one.... but it's been sitting on my shelf forever.
3. The Enchanted Wanderer by Nikolai Leskov. Yes, more Russian lit.
4. Anything by Virginia Woolf
5. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: This seems like one of the classic of all classics. I'll get around to it some day.
6. Anything by Emile Zola
8. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo: I finally read Les Misérables in 2013 and loved it, so this is definitely one to read in the near-ish future, like when I'm not in school. I adore the musical (not the Disney movie, the French stage show), so I have high hopes for the book.
8. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
9. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: As a German enthusiast and a lover of Prague, I really should have read this book by now. I think it's because I feel like I ought to read it in German that it never gets done.
10. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin: This isn't one that I feel like everyone should read, but I'm embarrassed because I've started it twice and never finished. As with the above, it's probably time to put down my German copy and buy a translation, otherwise it will take me eons to get through it.