Classic Books You Must Read

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We’ve all seen lists made up by those in the book industry on books they think we should read in our life time. Goodreads recently had such a list compiled. This list was made up by the users on goodreads. There are 100 books on that list, I am going to break down the list by genre. Each Saturday I will post a new genre. Today’s post is for the genre Classic books. Here is the complete list

I have read some of those books. Some, I have had on my to be read list for a long time. I will share that after I share the list.

Classics Book


1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickenson

2.  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 

3. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickenson 

4. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith (I’ve had this on my TBR list for a long time) 

5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (I’ve wanted to read this but I’ve been told it’s hard to follow at first)

6. Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

7. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell (This is one of my all time favorite books. I’ve seen the movie countless times)

8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickenson

9. Holy Bible King James Version

10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (I have this on my TBR list)

11. Le Miserable by Victor Hugo

12. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (I tried to read this once. Unfortunately I could not get into it.)

13. Mac Beth by William Shakespeare 

14. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck  (I have this on my TBR. My daughter who does not like to read, read this in school. She really enjoyed it.)

15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Has been on my TBR list for a long time.)

16. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 

17. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 

18. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Another one my non reader enjoyed)

19. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky


20. The Great Gabsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

21. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 

22. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

23. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (I’ve read this many times. I love both the book and movie)

24. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (I will admit this has been on my TBR since I saw it mentioned in the Twilight series)

Which have you read? Are there any you want to read after seeing this list? Be sure to check back next week for list of books in the Fantasy genre.

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  1. Wow I have read more on your list than I thought I would have. I have read Christmas Carol, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Anna Karenina, Gone with the Wind, Little Women, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I think I would like to read The Great Gatsby, but I am also afraid it will drag on.

  2. oy i don’t remember the last time i read a book like this…. 😀

  3. I love To Kill A Mockingbird…this is a great list. I’ll have to show it to my 15yr old, she LOVES to read

  4. That’s a really great list of Classics! I’ve only read a few but would definitely like to read more of them 🙂

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