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Top 10 Books I'd Give to Readers Who Have Never Read Classics

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A weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish

This list is as much for me as others. I'm still determined to read more classics...just not right this second. ;) Actually, I'm in a weird reading mood right now where only the super silly seems to stick, even though I don't necessarily like the book. But moving on, here are 10 classics I'd give to readers who have never tried classics. Duh duh DUH! They can be a tad intimidating if you're only looking at the Tolstoys and Don Quixotes and such. So, here's a mix of titles I've read and titles I imagine won't strain the brain too much.



I actually loathe Romeo and Juliet but, as with Pride & Prejudice, I figure most people are familiar enough with the story to follow the plot. Mix that in with a few action/adventure stories, some shorter novels and a dash of morbid poetry, and I think there's enough variety here for any reader to finish at least one classic. :)

Thanks for stopping by and check back in tomorrow for this week's Updates! In which I saw Shakespeare and made a deal. :)

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  1. Some awesome choices there! :) I always recommend MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to first-timers with Shakespeare (unless they prefer tragedies and history; then I recommend RICHARD III, KING LEAR, or HENRY V).

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    1. Ah Shakespeare...I'm actually really bad about reading Shakespeare plays. I think I read three for school, but I prefer seeing them on stage if I can. :)

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    2. It is best to watch them, I definitely agree. Shakespeare is meant to be heard. :)

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  2. Oh lord, Jack London. Nothing bores me more than Jack London. Animal Farm is probably the first classic I ever read. Still kinda like it.

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    1. Haha, no worries! Jane Eyre bored me to tears, but apparently I'm in the minority on that one. Animal Farm and several other classics might have left better impressions had their readings not been surrounded by annoying worksheets and projects. School ruined a couple of good ones for me. :(

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  3. My favorite Shakespeare was Midsummer's Night Dream. I love that it is pure ridiculousness and that it has stood the test of time!
    Also happy to say I've read 7 of these, so go me! You have a great variety here, way better than I ever would have thought of!

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    1. Midsummer Night's Dream is fun! I think my favorite may be Hamlet. It's so depressing and angsty, it's like a comedy for me.

      And I can claim to have read seven as well, but just barely. ;) Thank you!

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