There are literally hundreds of books that can be considered classic – and throughout the never ending course of my educational career, I've read a lot of them. I have not, however, enjoyed all of them, and of course I would never recommend a book I didn't enjoy! That being said, here are 8 classic books I do think everyone should read – not necessarily because they're classic but just because they're good!
1. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
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I was actually loathe to read Jane Austen for the first time. I thought her books were going to be stuffy and proper and not at all interesting. I was terribly wrong, and especially wrong about this novel, which is still an anthem for women, and was certainly hugely important when it was written.