Books released before my birth I want to read

Annonce du titre de l'article Top ten tuesday

What is it?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. (via That Artsy Reader Girl‘s blog). But more than sharing books with you, my mission here is going to be to convince you to read them!

Today theme: Books released before your birth (you read or want to read – I went for those I want to read)

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

I am currently reading Grapes of Wrath, which I love very much. So I really want to discover others books by John Steinbeck. (also, this edition!!)

To kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

I remember one of my professors recommended it to me in high school (like, five years ago) and I still haven’t got the time to read it yet. I can’t yet though !

The Handmaid’s tale, Margaret Atwood

Yup, I am a bit behind on books everyone have read but me. I should really set a TBR for those ones, because I want to catch up!

A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

I heard about this one in a literature class some years ago, and it’s been on my wish list ever since. I honestly can’t wait to read it, it sounds very good and touching.

The color purple, Alice Walker

Yup, I am THIS behind. But this one is first on my current wish-list. I want to pick it up before Black History Month comes! Not that I am waiting for this to read books by black authors, but I want to have great classics TBR for this month.

Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

This one is 100% Clara’s fault, from The Bookworm of Notre Dame book blog !

The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett

This one has been on my TBR for about two years and I still haven’t picked it up. I will soon, of course, it looks so so so good and one of my friends is obsessed with it. No pressure.

Beloved, Toni Morrison

I have been absolutely obsessed with American Litterature these days. That might be because I am a bit obsessed with the US history and shady past. Or not. Maybe American people are just great at writing books. I don’t know.

The beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf

I could write an entire article about feminist books I want to read (wait, this is a good idea, hold on, it is coming!) but I picked up only two from the list, not to overflow my top ten Tuesday with those.

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

Here, last but not least, this is one of my most anticipated read from my TBR!


  • Have you read one of those?
  • What books from before your birth would you like to read?

Next week theme: Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie (be ready to read the most cheesy article of this blog, you are warned)

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5 commentaires sur “Books released before my birth I want to read

  1. The Pillars of the Earth is on my TTT as well even though technically it wasn’t “quite” released before I was born… it was actually released 2 months after but it is one I would love to read. I actually own it along with the sequel and they are both just sitting on my bookshelf, waiting for me to be brave enough to read them. They are so chunky!


  2. La plupart du temps je n’ai pas (encore) lu les livres que tu recommandes dans tes listes, mais cette fois-ci j’en ai lu plein ! Il y a quelques temps je me suis dit qu’il fallait que je lise plus de classiques de la littérature, et je ne suis pas déçue du voyage.
    To Kill A Mockingbird est vraiment superbe, et dans un autre style j’ai beaucoup aimé Rebecca aussi ! Beloved est sur ma liste, je vais le lire ce mois-ci je crois 🙂
    Un livre que j’avais très envie de lire depuis longtemps et qui est sorti avant ma naissance, c’est The Catcher in the Rye (l’attrape-coeurs), que j’ai commencé mais malheureusement jamais fini tellement je n’arrive pas à rentrer dedans. Dommage !


    1. J’ai super hâte de lire To Kill a Mockingbird aaaah. J’espère que tu aimerais Beloved alors, je te souhaite une belle lecture ! C’est dommage pour The Catcher in the Rye mais bon, on ne peut pas accrocher à tous les livres 😙


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