There are hundreds of great classic novels out there. Choosing which ones to read can be difficult. That is why we made a list of 9 classics that everyone should read. Keep reading to find out which ones made our list!
This is a follow up to a previous list of classics that everyone should read that you can check out here. That is why some obvious classics didn’t make this list. These classics are also must reads which is why we had to make another list to include them. You can see the full list below!
9 Classics That Everyone Should Read
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Must Read Classics
The first novel on the list is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. A few novels by Dickens could have made the list but Great Expectations is going to leave most readers satisfied.
The next novel to make the list is The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. First published in 1895, the science fiction novel was the first book to popularize time travel by use of a vehicle to go forward or backward. The term time travel was coined by Wells and that is reason alone to read this classic novel.
A classic that is a must read is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It captures the decadence of the 1920’s and it is a great story overall. The amazing book cover alone is worth picking it up and giving it a read.
That is all for our list of 9 classics that everyone should read. How many of these have you read? What classics should we include in our next list? Let us know in the comments below!