Discover the enduring power of classic literature and find out what classic books are right for you.
While I will admit it’s fun to read the hottest new releases, there’s something so enriching about reading timeless classic books.
I think I’ve always gravitated toward classic books because there’s an underlying promise that they will be excellent books. Why else would they have lasted the test of time? While that’s not always true, it’s truer more often than not.
Instead of forcing you to search Booklist Queen for the best classic books, I’ve gathered all my classic book lists together in one place just for you.
The Best Classic Books
What are the best classic books? If you want to be well-read, here are the 100 classic books to read in your lifetime.
Want to be well-read in the classics, but don’t have time to read War & Peace? Grab one of these short classics you actually have time to read!
Long classics don’t have to be overwhelming or dull. Find out which long classics are worth your time and which to avoid!
Fall in love with these children’s classics all over again. Or better yet, share these classic children’s books with your children.
Read Through the Decades
Discover the best 1920s books with these timeless classic books. Learn more about 1920s literature from these stories by authors in the 1920s.
Discover the best 1930s books with these timeless classic books – from 1930s mystery novels to bestselling books from the Great Depression.
Discover the best 1960s books with these modern classic books from 1960s science fiction to popular novels of the 60s.
Discover the best 1970s books with these modern classic books from 1970s sci fi and horror to popular novels of the Seventies.