Classics You Can Read in Less Than a Day

April 21, 2020 – Chelsea Dunbar, Adult Services

If you’re like me, you probably have some classics you always meant to get to, but you’ve have been putting them off for some time now. Or maybe you have read them and it’s time to give them another look.

In no particular order, here are some favorites of mine that you can find on Libby or perhaps on your own bookshelf at home. So if you need some time to relax and you’re growing tired of the projects at home, pick up a classic you can read in less than a day.

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell

  2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

  3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  4. 1984 by George Orwell

  5. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

  6. By the Light of My Father’s Smile by Alice Walker

  7. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

  8. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

  9. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

  10. The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout

Here are some honorable mentions that, admittedly, I haven’t read, but they are sitting on my bookshelves at home just waiting for me to dive in:

  1. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

  2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  3. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

  4. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger


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