Many people are told to read the classics but there are some classics you can avoid reading. These classics have some major flaws that make them difficult to read. Keep reading to find out the 6 classics that are boring that you should avoid!
There are a lot of classics out there and trying to read all of them is going to take years. That is why you have to be picky. Always read reviews from other readers to see if you should read the classic at hand. You will know what to expect going in.
The best thing you can do is to give a book a try and after reading for 15 minutes, you aren’t into the book, you should stop reading it. This list includes books that many people did not enjoy for various reasons. We all have read a book and regretted reading it afterwards. You can see the full list below.
6 Classics That You Should Avoid
- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Skip These Classics
A classic that I believe is overrated is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. While I did enjoy being transported back centuries ago, the writing makes it difficult to enjoy the novel. Some sentences go on for too long. And other times, Hawthorne focuses to much in explaining the importance of the scarlet letter, spending many pages on it.
Another classic that many readers didn’t enjoy is Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. This one is interesting because the book is interesting and fun. But it is hard to read at times. I had the same problem and couldn’t get interested enough to keep reading it. If you have the patience for it, then it is worth reading.
Lastly, a book on the list that readers either love or hate is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The protagonist is unlikable and many readers cannot fathom something like that. I have come to terms that the protagonist doesn’t always have to be likable. And while I enjoyed this novel, I do understand why many people aren’t a fan.
That wraps up this list of the 6 classics that are boring that you should avoid. What do you think of this list? Any other classics that you would include? Let us know in the comments below!