If you’re new to reading classic works of literature or looking for a new book to try out then this post is for you! I probably am the biggest reading of classic fiction and I’m hear to pass along some of my favorites to help you find your next great read. 

Easy Beginner Classics

The books listed here have been adapted multiple times and flow similarily to their novel counterparts. Other book influencers will also agree that watching the movie while reading is extremely helpful.  Here are 3 easy classics to start with. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery


If you already the ones mentioned above please check out the genre lists below!

If you like short books try  these:

Passing by Nella Larsen

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Long Classics to Enjoy

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

The Illiad by Homer

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

Best Classic Mysteries and Noir

In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B Hughes

Mysterious Death at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet