Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
The rules are simple:
Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
For this week’s topic we’re invited to choose quotations from books that fit a particular theme. I’ve turned the topic slightly on its head by coming up with a list of book titles that are quotations from other works of literature.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (from the novel Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov)
This Green and Pleasant Land by Ayisha Malik (from the poem ‘Jerusalem’ by William Blake)
Things Bright and Beautiful by Anbara Salam (from the hymn ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ by Cecil Frances Alexander)
And we can’t go far without coming across titles that are quotations from Shakespeare, can we?
Brave New World by Alduous Huxley (from The Tempest)
By The Pricking Of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie (from Macbeth)
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (from Macbeth)
And a couple more Agatha Christie titles…
A Pocketful of Rye by Agatha Christie (from the nursey rhyme, ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’)
The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side by Agatha Christie (from the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by Alfred Tennyson)
And finally, a great borrower of Beatles’ song titles…