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 Classic
/’klasik/

Adjective
1. Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstand of its kind            
Synonyms: definitive, authoritative

Noun
1. A work of art of recognized and establish value
Synonyms: model, epitome, paradigm, exemplar

Classics: I. Love. Classics. They're not everyone’s cup of tea, but when you find the good ones they can really speak to your soul. I recommend classics to build well-rounded readership but also because they are well written and are something you can sink your teeth into. They are fiction, but not silly fiction that will fade with every new trend. They aren’t necessarily your fun, poolside entertainment kind of books, but you can become just as absorbed if you give them a chance.

Classics give historical perspectives of the authors and help describe how society and culture is formed. These books can give deeper insights on life—growing up, family dynamics, love, betrayal, school, marriage, work, race, religion, war and so much more. Some of these I first read as a teenager when I’d ask my dad for book suggestions, but I’ve come back to these over the years. At different ages and stages of life these books have held deeper meaning. All of these favorites would be excellent for men and women, at all ages, teenage and above. 

Here are 20 Classics to love—or at least make you feel something (preferably not disgust): 

  • LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott
  • EMMA by Jane Austen
  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
  • CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • COUNTE OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas
  • ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by LM Montgomery
  • THREE MUSKETEERS by Alexandre Dumas
  • LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo
  • NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by Thomas Hardy
  • DRACULA by Bram Stoker
  • A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
  • CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by CS Lewis
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Gaston Leroux
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
  • THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS by JRR Tolkien
  • ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy
  • DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL by Anne Frank
  • FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

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