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Readers' Advisory: Classics

Guide to finding reading recommendations.

Romantic Classics

Some Classics Titles

Some Classics Titles

High School Classics

...these are the books you were assigned to read but never got around to it. That's okay, you have time now!

Cult Classics

...a book with a passionate fan base despite the lack of critical acclaim or mainstream interest

Reading Lists

Goodreads Classics Reading List - A classic stands the test of time. The work is usually considered to be a representation of the period in which it was written; and the work merits lasting recognition. In other words, if the book was published in the recent past, the work is not a classic.

NoveList Plus Classics Reading List - Over 1,700 titles but may include more recent titles that are exceedingly popular even though they would not normally be considered a 'classic.'

The Greatest Books - This list is generated from 116 "best of" book lists from a variety of great sources. An algorithm is used to create a master list based on how many lists a particular book appears on.

Princeton Classics Graduate Level Reading List - texts in the list are representative of the works that constitute Classics as a field of literary study. 

100 Classics to Read in a Lifetime - An ultimate reading challenge: 100 classics you should read in your lifetime. From 19th century British literature to modern classics, this list has it all. Publishers’ descriptions included.