Can you give me a list of novels I should read over the years?

I know diddly-squat about famous novels and classical literature because I'm a lazy bones. I want to be more fluent in the language of literature and book humor. Can you offer me a list (preferably more than 10) of well-known novels of authors/thinkers? You know the Hemingways, Zietzsches, Orwells, and all that.

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  • 4 years ago
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    I found this list on the internet. I've read most of these and they are worth the time.


    1 Of Mice and Men

    2 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    3 Little Women

    4 Catcher in the Rye

    5 Pride and Prejudice

    6 The Scarlet Letter

    7 Lolita

    8 The Bluest Eye

    9 Wise Blood

    10 Midnight's Children

    11 Things Fall Apart

    12 The Remains of the Day

    13 Never Let Me Go

    14 And Then There Were None

    15 Anna Karenina

    16 1984

    17 A Lesson before Dying

    18 Slaughter House 5

    19 The Color Purple

    20 Beloved

    21 The War of the Worlds

    22 A Brave New World

    23 Catch 22

    24 The Call of the Wild

    25 The Sun Also Rises

    26 Around the World in 80 Days

    27 A Midsummer Night's Dream

    28 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    29 To Kill a Mockingbird

    30 1001 Arabian Nights*

    31 The Great Gatsby

    32 Grapes of Wrath

    33 The Secret Garden

    34 Gone with the Wind

    35 Where the Red Fern Grow

    36 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    37 Great Expectations

    38 The Outsiders

    39 Uncle Tom's Cabin

    40 Their Eyes Were Watching God

    41 The Crucible

    42 Red Badge of Courage

    43 How the Other Half Lives

    44 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    45 I Love You Like a Tomato

    46 Leaves of Grass

    47 The Giver

    48 The Great Divorce;

    49 West with the Night;

    50 Wind, Sand and Stars;

    51 The Old Man and the Sea;

    52 The Neverending Story;

    53 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich;

    54 The Answer You're Looking for Is inside You.

    55 Jane Eyre

    56 The Count of Monte Cristo

    57 The Picture of Dorian Grey

    58 The Three Musketeers

    59 All Quiet on the Western Front

    60 How the West Was Won

    61 Great Expectations

    62 All the King’s Men

    63 just kids patti smith

    64 where the sidewalk ends

    65 Light in the attic

    66 Falling up

    67 Robinson Crusoe*

    68 Go Set a Watchman

    69 Harry Potter

    70 For Whom the Bell Tolls

    71 Hemingway in Love

    72 Ivanhoe

    73 Anne of Green Gables

    74 Death Comes for the Archbishop

    75 Farenheit 451

    76 Night

    77 Animal Farm

    78 Phantom of the Opera

    79 Catcher in the Rye

    80 Songs of the Open Road

    81 Great Short Poems

    82 Paradise Lost

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I love classics as well. These are a few of my favorites:

    - Jane Eyre

    - Rebecca

    - My Cousin Rachel

    - To Kill a Mockingbird

    - Little Women

    - The Silence of the Lambs

    - The Shining

    These next ones are really classics, but they're great:

    - The Dexter Book Series (8 books, and there is a TV Show based off it)

    - Jurassic Park

    - The Lost World (Jurassic Park sequel)

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Try getting a copy of "The New Lifetime Reading Plan." It recommends quite a few novels and other types of books, mostly what you could call classics, with a 2-3 page description of each one. You can decide from that which ones you might like to try.

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  • 4 years ago

    I'm drawing a blank, I'm reading this gn called Saga, I recommend it. It's witty and meaningful without being preachy. Not what you asked for but I can't pass up an opportunity to tell someone about a grand sexy adventure that broadens the mind, promotes tolerance, and discusses war and it's effects.

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    "Brighton Rock", "The Brothers Karamazov", Frankenstein", "The Grapes of Wrath", "Great Expectations", "The Great Gatsby", "Lolita", "Of Mice and Men", "The Old Man and the Sea", "The Sun Also Rises" ought to get you started.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Go Dog Go is a good one.

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    4 years ago


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