Friday Favorites: Easy Classics

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

The Hound of Baskerville or A Study in Scarlet– Arthur Conan Doyle

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

What do you think about Classics? Are you a fan? Have you read any of these? Have any easy classics recommendations?

Have a good weekend and happy reading!

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