My top 15 Favorite Classic Books

I have been reading ever since I was a little girl and my love for classic literature has grown up with me. I remember begging to go to the book store to purchase the newest edition, while most kids wanted a Barbie doll or an action figure. Don't get me wrong I loved playing with Bratz dolls as much as any girl, but books were and are still my number one hobby.

With those many said years of experience reading all types of books, I have found that there are two types of reading. The first is when one grabs a book to read for entertainment. It could be about a dystopian future, a far away kingdom, or swash buckling pirates. The second type of reading is where the book teaches one something about life, other people, the world, etc.

I love reading classics for this very reason, because it is incredible to have an eye opening experience and to be able to see certain topics or people in a new light. I thought I would share my favorite classics that some may have forgotten about, so you all too can remember the feeling of reading a good book.

My top 15 favorite classics (in no particular order):

  1. Any works from William Shakespeare, however my favorite would have to be Romeo and Juliet because I am a sucker for tragic romances.
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
  4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
  5. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
  6. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (and let's never talk about about the way too late sequel).
  8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
  9. Animal Farm by George Orwell.
  10. 1984 by George Orwell.
  11. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
  12. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
  14. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  15. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

So there they are! Some will make you feel like you can do anything, a couple will make you worried for our not so distant future, and others you will need a tissue box for. All are amazing titles written by the best of the best. Let me know if you have read any of these and what you thought about them!


  1. I would LOVE to start reading again ; just so busy with life. I will try to read some of these suggestions !! Keep adding new reads , thanks

    1. Making time for a little reading is so important! I find it calming and relaxing to end and start my day with. Thanks for reading!