9 Classics That Everyone Should Read 

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! 

9 Classics That Everyone Should Read 

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 

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! 

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20 thoughts on “9 Classics That Everyone Should Read 

    1. CASEY says:

      How can you expect anyone to take what you seriously when you say ‘init’?

      1. hibouh says:

        Alas, I know that no one reads today 🙁 What I want to say is: there are much more than ten good writers?

  1. Samir Mokdad says:

    What about Gibran Kahlil Gibran The Prophet, the most classic book world wide.
    Stockholm – Sweden

      1. Anonymous says:

        Yes, I agree with Gone With the Wind , I read it at least once, also David Copperfield, I read that twice. And the Gone with the Wind Letters – Mitchell said only once about Scarlett “I think she gets him back”. But Fred Allen’s Treadmill to Oblivion, I read that FIVE TIMES. The Parades Gone By by Brownlow, I have a First Edition copy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You missed a usa classic To Kill a Mockingbird

  3. Garry Walkey says:

    As a youth I enjoyed the Sci-Fi books, I still hunt for them, in local shops. Well I would if not in Bosnia .

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have taught ‘The Gatsby” in high school classes, I have never been impressed with the book. Thomas Hardy, Grapes of Wrath, In Cold Blood, and may others top this block.

    1. Torya says:

      No one should read Wuthering Heights. There are MANY books more deserving of a spot on this list than Wuthering Heights…. just about any book is better than Wuthering Heights.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The picture is very misleading for the article. This is clearly taken in a fantasy section.

  6. Samir Mokdad says:

    I would add Gibran Khalil Gibran book : The Prophet. 22 translations, the most read book worldwide.
    Stockholm – Sweden.

  7. Anibal Sanabria says:

    How about, the Corsican brothers written by alexandre dumas ?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Strange that Moby Dick is not on this list, nor Frederick Douglass’ My Bondage, My Freedom?


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