10 Classics Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

Most classic books written by the great masterminds of literature still have storylines that are relevant to this day. Reading a good book can help you feel motivated and inspired, and everyone should read these classics which weave strong moral tales.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy writes about society in 19th century Russia. Even though that period was a long time ago, the emotions and scandals Anna faces are still relevant today.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

This haunting fictional story is a must-read. It has never been more relevant with the rise of technology and many moral questions we face.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

This book depicts the coming of age story and education of a young orphan boy named Pip. Not only is it a look at old labor laws and the disparity between the rich and the poor, but it’s also a lesson in humanity.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This book depicts the bond between sisters and their mother and showcases their different aspirations, goals, and flaws. The story also puts them on a path of becoming strong, independent women.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

This book covers a story about farm animals who protest hoping to create a better world where all animals can live happily and be free. This classic challenges the ideas of communism and exposes its pitfalls.

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye unfolds an adolescent tale. It analyzes the superficiality in society and follows the journey of the sixteen-year-old boy.

Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

This book explores the adventures and potential imagination of a young, bored girl. This book is a must-read and a great escape into the genius and bizarre world of Lewis Carroll.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The final Dostoevsky novel, a drama set in 19th century Russia, is not only passionate but explores the moral questions of God and free will.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Scott Fitzgerald’s novel captures life in the 1920s. It includes many themes that are still relevant, such as the power money can have and the things we do for love.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This book deals with the severe issues of rape and racism, weaving an unforgettable story within its historical setting.

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