15 Literary Classics You Cannot Afford To Ignore

The reading of books is not only a wonderful past-time but, also keeps one mentally stimulated, reduces stress and increases knowledge, among other benefits.

The following quotes are an indication of how books are viewed by a few people who are regarded as literary scholars.

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware of the person of one book — Thomas Aquinas

10 Books To Read Before You DieIn old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody — Oscar Wilde

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page — Saint Augustine

Now, here are 15 books that one ought to add to their reading list:

  1. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  1. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  1. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  1. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  1. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott
  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  1. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  1. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  1. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Davy Desmond, Readers Bureau, Fellow

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