By: Manuela Soares
Classics are not always easy or enjoyable to read, but many times they end up being really good stories once you get into them. At the beginning of every year, I always tell myself, “I’m going to read more classics this year!” Unfortunately, that rarely happens as I have to be in the right mood for many of the classics I want to read, and I get a little sad about it at the end of the year looking back at the books I’ve read.
So, this week, I thought I’d put together a list of easy (and short) to read classics, most of these are under 200 pages, though there are a couple over that. These are also ones that are easy to understand, and by that I mean that the English doesn’t differ too much from modern English, so there’s not a lot of room for confusion as you’re reading.
Check out this list below and let us know if you’ve read any of these, your thoughts, recommendations, etc. We love to hear from you!
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Peter Pan a.k.a Peter and Wendy – J. M. Barrie
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll