What are some classic books that are a must?

(even picture books)

Answer #1


Answer #2

“If you give a mouse a cookie” or “the cat in the hat”! :D

Answer #3

Oliver Twist - Charles ickens Moby ick - Herman Mellville. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy. The Odyssey - Homer. The Giver - Lois Lowry. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson.

Answer #4

Fahrenheit 451 ~amazing book of mice and men~ so sad and thats all i can think of that i liked

Answer #5

The swiss family robinson, Pollyanna, the secret garden, white fang, call of the wild, and several others haha it would be an awful long list

Answer #6

Where The Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli Lol it’s been a long day, those are the only two in my mind.

Answer #7

Lord of the Rings- Tolkien (The books are WAY better than the movies)

Answer #8

The Secret Garden definitely. Anne of Green Gables series, Emily of New Moon series, Little House on the Prairie series, anything by Dr Seuss.

Answer #9

oh i love oliver twist…herman mellville is a good writer but the book was awfully hard to follow and lengthy but good none the less. the odyssey was great 2 :)

Answer #10

For older readers (late teens ish and older) - anything by Asimov. Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Douglas Adams “A Prayer for Owen Meany”

Answer #11

Have a look at the list of 100 books on the first post here: http://funadvice.com/r/14v3kuda4dd

That is a list the BBC compiled of books everyone should read- there are a lot of classics on there and I agree with most that they included being worthy of a read.

The Bell Jar, Of Mice and Men and The Colour Purple are three that jumped out at me from there which I found particularly good. If you haven’t read The Bell Jar, it is one of my favourite books ever, so I woudl definitely recommend that one as a start :)

Answer #12

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Answer #13

there is also Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice, Beowulf, Paradise Lost, and Cantebury Tales…etc etc…i would have put those on here the other day but my mind went blank

Answer #14

1984 is a very very good book. easy to read and makes you think alot. a lot happens throughout the story so your never bored, and really good imagery

Answer #15

To Kill A Mockingbird. Enough said.

Answer #16

Flowers for Algernon, (i love this book its one of m faves) My Antonia Ethan Frome

Answer #17

…and Brave New World

Answer #18

Little Women, and Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott

Hard Times, by Charles Dicckens (weird censor!)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

the plays of William Shakespeare

Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

Steppenwolf, and Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

Dune, by Frank Herbert

Woman on the Edge of Time, and He She It, by Marge Piercy

Diary of Anne Frank, by umm…never mind :P

Night, and Dawn, by Elie Wiesel

Walden Pond, by Henry David Thoreau

On the Road, or Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac

Howl, by Allen Ginsberg

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

the poems of Emily Dicckinson

The Prophet, by Khalil Gibran

Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

the Bible (essential for understanding much of the English-language literary tradition)

Answer #19

Frankenstein :D, secret garden, anything shakespeare is awesome, pride and prejudice.

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