Classics novels are always a fun discussion. Some people love the classics while others hate them with passion. That made us curious as to what classics people should read. You can see our list of the 10 classics that everyone should read down below!
Depending on which classics you read, you may love or hate them. Classics like Crime and Punishment make you think and lead to great discussions. And on the other end, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne infuriated me like no other novel. We get it, the scarlet letter is a metaphor, you don’t need to remind us every few pages!
There are hundreds of classics and you most likely won’t read all of them. That is why we made a list of the ones that we love and recommend. You can see the full list below!
10 Classics That Everyone Should Read
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Our Favorite Classics
The novel that made me love reading was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is a phenomenal book and Lee masterfully tells a story with a character that everyone should strive to be like. That is the only book she published while she was alive. Go Set a Watchman was published after she passed away but was written before To Kill a Mockingbird.
Another one I loved a lot was The Count of Monte Cristo and I recommend that to anyone that loves a good fiction book. While it is long, it is worth it. That is also true for The Lord of the Rings and the prequel, The Hobbit.
The two horror novels that also made the list are Frankenstein and Dracula. They created two memorable monsters as well as sharing two great stories. If you love horror, then these two novels are a must
This list contains only nine but that doesn’t mean we don’t have any other favorites. These are the ten novels we ended up picking for this list. Expect more articles like this. What classic novels should be included on our list next time? Let us know in the comments below!