Our Books Editor suggests her top five essential classic reads, from evergreen non-fiction to award-winning bestsellers, these books will leave you glued to your chair, racing from chapter to chapter…
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
One of the most poignant love stories ever written, Wuthering Heights is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw. Equally as dark as it is enchanting.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This follows the story of an Andalusian shepherd boy, Santiago, who embarks on a spiritual quest, learning to listen to the heart, trust in the universe, and follow his dreams. Incredibly inspiring, compelling read.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Contrary to the popular Disney animation, The Jungle Book is an anthology of seven tales written about Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, and Sher Khan, the biggest tiger in India who robbed Mowgli of his human family. Brilliant for kids’ bedtime reads, but also incredible to unpack on your own.
The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
A masterfully dark, gripping and adventurous story of a narrator’s journey up the Congo River with his new acquaintance, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious master of the African region.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
In this childhood classic, Alice falls down a rabbit hole and an extraordinary adventure to a peculiar world begins. In the fantasy land, Alice finds herself at the depths of absolute strangeness. Enchanting.
Compiled by Features Writer Savanna Douglas