Top Ten Tuesday: Anti-Valentine's Day Books
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
This week is a Valentine's day freebie. My Valentine's tradition for the past several years has been to drink wine and watch Gladiator. Why Gladiator? It's the most un-romantic, depressing, anti-valentine's day movies. And it's one of my favorites. Plus Russell Crowe. All that to say, my freebie is....
Best ill-fated romances in books for an anti-Valentine's day!
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare. No one can catch a damn break.
- Atonement by Ian McEwan. Robbie and Cecilia cannot catch a damn break.
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
- Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.
- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. I had the same reaction as Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
- A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin. Things don't work out well for the majority of couples. Or people in general.
- 1984 by George Orwell.
- Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert.
- The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham