60 Classic Novels To Read This Summer
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60 Classic Novels To Read This Summer

A long list of old books that never get old.

60 Classic Novels To Read This Summer

We read a lot of books in grade school, then hardly any in college, depending on your major. While I got to read some of the classics in middle and high school, I always felt like there were so many more we just never got to. I decided to make a list, including classic books I want to read, have been told to read, and really just feel like I should read to be cultured in timeless literature. I’ve read 12 of these so far, mostly just from school experiences, but would like to someday get to as many as possible! While I know that I probably won’t enjoy all of them, I also know I definitely won’t be able to complete the list anytime soon, if not ever. But for now, here's a point of reference/a nice list from which to pick your future reads:

1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

2. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

3. Great Expectations by Alexandre Dumas

4. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

8. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

9. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

10. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

11. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

12. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

13. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

14. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

15. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

16. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

17. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

18. 1984 by George Orwell

19. Animal Farm by George Orwell

20. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

21. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

22. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

23. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer

24. Atonement by Ian McEwan

25. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

26. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

27. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

28. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

29. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

30. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

31. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

32. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

34. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

35. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kessey

36. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

37. Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut

38. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

39. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

40. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

41. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

42. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

43. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

44. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

45. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

46. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

47. Little Women by May Alcott

48. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

49. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

50. 19 Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

51. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

52. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

53. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

54. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

55. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

56. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

57. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

58. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

59. The Sound and Fury by William Faulkner

60. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Happy Reading!!

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