Best classic books to read at Home

Date: 25-January,2021Last Updated: 26-September,2022
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Hello everyone! Today we have come up with "Top 20 Must Read Classic Novels for your Home Library"! We hope this turns fruitful for you!

We hope you second that a home is a place where we let our guards down and where we are in our own element. It is the place where we nurture ourselves mentally, seeking different strata to grow and spread roots. Books are undoubtedly a man's friend helping him pursue this goal of development. Not just that, a library at home can also be that Zen space, where you get to know yourselves better, helping frame your thoughts, words and dreams.

According to America's famous crime-thriller novelist Sidney Sheldon, "Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life." So, for this vital part of your house where you are going to spend your creative energy, what sorts of books should you collect and set? Come, we will guide you!

Of course, there's a set of genres to choose from, while you are at this task of arranging books for your home library. Taking the case of novels, these can be – Romance, Dystopian, Mystery, Contemporary, Sci-fi, Thriller, Westerns or Fantasy. Today let us go through some of the must-read and best classic books, that you can pick for your home library!

Here is a list of some 20 classic literature books according to their genres, that can raise your interests!

1) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

2) The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

3) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

4) Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

5) One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

6) Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

7) Carrie by Stephen King

8) Dracula by Bram Stoker

9) The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

10) The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

11) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

12) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

13) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

14) A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

15) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

16) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

17) The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

18) Dune by Frank Herbert

19) A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin

20) 1984 by George Orwell

To begin from scratch – Historical fiction.

With the plot and settings pitched in the past, historical fiction novels can surely make you time travel to a bygone era. Also, isn't that the power of books? Helping you travel to places you never thought possible? While you are taking that long road and witnessing the beauty of passing time, you can also learn some history of places and people and marvel!

Historical fiction – best classic books:

1) War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

2) The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

3) A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

4) Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

5) One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

For guaranteed goosebumps – Horror

Do you want chills to run down your spine and make yourself hooked to pages all night? Doing the same while cosily wrapping around a quilt in your library space at home sounds interesting? Then, go straight and pick a classic horror novel at best! Keep it light or high, it is ultimately your choice. We have brought a range of books to cover!

Horror – best classic books:

6) Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

7) Carrie by Stephen King (Also try 'It' by the same author)

8) Dracula by Bram Stoker

9) The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

10) The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Warm up the hormones - Romance

Romantic classic novels are a thing. And we could not agree more about that! Shakespearean novels like the famous Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Beatrice and Benedick – They are gems in the genre.

Listed below are few suggestions of other authors coming under the must-read classics, that can guarantee you the adrenaline rush!

Romance – best classic books:

11) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

12) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

13) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

14) A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

15) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

d) Taking your thoughts soaring up high – Fantasy

Your imagination can take flight with a perfect fantasy novel! Of untrodden paths, unseen cultures and uncommon stories – a fantasy novel is also magic and stardust! Also, there is a whole new genre called – the magic realism that you can cast your eyes on!

Come, let us explore a few of the famous classic books to read in the genre of fantasy! Some of which have been made into movies and turned blockbusters, and some other's waiting too!

Fantasy - best classic books:

16) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, who is famous for his magnanimous work of The Lord of the Rings.

17) The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

18) Dune by Frank Herbert

19) A Song of Ice and Fire Series - By George R.R. Martin

20) 1984 by George Orwell

So that was our picks for the 20 best classic literature books you can hop onto, without hesitation.

Bonus Section

As we have come this far, do you like to have a bonus five more classic must-read novel suggestion? If yes, there is this another genre -

Keeping the bond close-knit – Family Saga

Well, it all starts with the family! Stories – both voluminous and small. Keeping kinship alive is a virtue in itself and needs total appreciation. If you wish to tread on a lighter path while reading, but also likes to hover on the uncertainties and gossips of a family saga, you have this list to hold on to!

Family Saga – best classic books:

  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • The house of spirits by Isabelle Allende

  • The thorn birds by Colleen McCullough

  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

  • The Moor's last sigh by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, a British Indian novelist, has various other famous novels in the same genre like – Midnight's Children for which he won the Booker price in 1981, bagging the best of the booker prize, not once but twice.

Now that you have gone through some of the best-selling and renowned classic books to read in the genres of – historical fiction, horror, romance, fantasy and family saga, why waste time to buy them and set them up in your home library?

Quoting Italo Calvino, the famous Italian journalist and writer, "A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." So speaking, all the above-mentioned books have a life of their own. And each time you plunge into the depth of the words in its pages, you learn a new meaning!

We assure you, the experience of holding a book by its nerves and paying heed to its stories – the cast and plot, will be a delightful experience!

That was about "Top 20 Must Read Classic Novels for your Home Library" for you! We hope you love it!

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