Classic Reads

By Gina Batmunkh 2021-05-06 14:30:41

Dive into classic reads with these amazing books.

Do you like reading? I love good literature, and recently I have been into classic reads. As I am becoming an avid reader, there are things i should have taken note of before starting classic literature. Classics are harder to read than your average fiction books especially if you are a beginner. There too many characters to follow, the scenes are big and complicated, sometimes the vocabulary can be complex or from old English. To be honest, there were parts of the books where I keeled over in boredom. But I do believe that there must be a reason classics are considered to be timeless masterpieces. To make your own journey into classical literature a little easier, here are some classic literature pieces that are short and sweet.


Broken Wings

By Kahlil Gibran

Our protagonist falls in love with a girl named Selma, during the turn of the century in Lebanon. They start to meet in secret, but unfortunately, they are discovered. As punishment, Selma isn’t allowed to leave her house and it breaks their love and hope. This lyrical, poetic and dynamic work of Gibran is surely one of the greatest love stories. The book is so beautifully well written with emotions, and vivid imagery that will leave you in awe.


On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous

By Ocean Vuong

Spectacular book by Ocean Vuong, who writes with rhythm and poetic elegance. We are following Little Dog, written in a letter form to his mother. He writes to his mother knowing she can’t read in English, about his experience of being an immigrant in America.


The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a timeless classic, and the best known work of Oscar Wilde. Basil Hallward paints a portrait of Dorian Gray, a man with eternal youth. Upon seeing the portrait, Lord Henry remarks how one cannot stay young forever, and how youth is the only thing worth having. This thought makes Dorian agitated, and he wishes for his portrait to age instead of his face.


Letters to a Young Poet

By Rainer Maria Rilke

This thought-provoking book is a series of letters written to a young poet over several years. It is one of the books you can read many times, and yet still can find different things to learn. Rilke talks about the art of writing, along with topics like love, life, creativity, and sexuality.


Madonna in a Fur Coat

By Sabahattin Ali

A young man, named Raif, falls in love with a painting and later, its artist Maria. She is a strong woman who is not looking for love, but she finds so much more in this new friend. Unfortunately, under circumstances beyond their control they have to separate with plans to meet again. This book is a simmering romance of lost opportunities.


Midnight Library

By Matt Haig

We are following Nora Seed who arrives at midnight library when she tries to end her life after going through horrible periods. A place full of books that shows you what your life would have been like, if you had made a different choice. The book is a humble reminder that regrets, sorrow, heartbreak and other feelings are things we can work on and live with.


Lost Horizon

By James Hilton

The book was originally published in 1933, and it became an instant classic after it was published in a mass in 1939. When a group escape a hijacked aircraft, they are mysteriously rescued and taken to a beautiful place. Slowly the travellers become fond of the views and their new surroundings. Is there such a thing as a perfect place?



By Mary Shelley

Everyone has the desire to be loved. This classic novel is a sad tale. He tried to be helpful and to be included. The outcome is far from favourable and it is simply heart-breaking.


The Wind in the Willows

By Kenneth Grahame

The wholesome story of friendships between animals and the comforts of home. For a children’s book it is beautifully executed. Take a peek into the wonderful world of Ratty, Mole, Toad, and Badger on their adventures through the countryside.


Brave New World

By Aldous Huxley

Brave New Word is a dystopian novel and set in a futuristic world state where humans are generically bred. Almost everyone is happy due to the way they have been conditioned to live. The book describes a civilisation that through science has eliminated all the negativeness. Also, humans are trained to behave according to their stations.