Best Classic Literature

Published: March 3, 2014

I've read a lot of books, a lot of classics. Not just because I had to for school but because I think there is a lot to learn from reading classic literature. This is a list of the best classic literature books. Books that I feel like everybody should read. 

  1. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

    This is my favorite of the works of William Shakespeare. I love how it is written, even if it isn't exactly a love story that young lovers should strive for. I think the intro is my favorite part of Romeo and Juliet. It is one of the love stories that really shows the tragedy of falling in love with somebody that your parents don't approve of. 

  2. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

    This is one of Steinbeck's best works. It's a really quick read and a great story about doing whatever it takes to keep your family happy and healthy. It is about a dad who works hard to support his wife and young child. It is a simple story about a simple man, but the themes suggested in the book are not simple at all. It is for sure worth the read if  you haven't yet. 

  3. Beowulf

    I didn't read this until after I had seen the movie. It is one of very few books that one of my good friends in highschool actually claimed to read. I was skeptical about reading it until he read it. After he said he read it and actually got through it, I knew if he could so could I.  So I read it and it is a great story. Read it, especially if you like the movie. 

The Pearl is the best on this list of the best classic literature books. It is short enough that people who don't read regularly will like reading it as well as people who love to read. The themes expressed in this book are amazing. Steinbeck's writing style is expressed beautifully in The Pearl.