Classic Books

Classic Books to Read

Are you looking for something new to read but also want something that has stood the test of time?  If so, why not consider classic books?  Of course, there are countless contemporary novels to choose from today’s literary world.  But the great thing about classic books is that they have withstood centuries of readers who continue to be moved and inspired by their stories and lessons.  These classic book lists are filled with timeless stories with some relatable characters and thought-provoking insight into ourselves and society.  So if you’re ready to adventure through some of history’s greatest works, keep reading!

First, what books are considered classics?

A classic book is generally defined as a work of literature that has been read, studied, and appreciated for generations.  It is a book that has withstood the test of time and continues to be relevant in the present day.  In addition, classic books are often thought-provoking, insightful, and opinionated, tackling universal themes that we can all relate to.

Historically classics were limited to works written in Ancient Greece and Rome, but the definition has expanded to include works from all over the world and from different time periods.  There are classics in every genre, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, and more.

Even better, classics have also started to include work from diverse voices and perspectives previously excluded by the literary community.


For more information on classic books, from practical tips on getting started to staying consistent and reading more classics, check out the How to Read Classic Books: The Ultimate Guide article.

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