If you took an English class in school, you probably had to read at least one classic that bored you to tears and made you swear off reading. But with age comes wisdom. Your tastes now probably aren’t anything like your tastes as a teenager. Speaking from experience, this is true of both clothes (it was in style at the time!) and for books.
Now, with a more seasoned perspective, I can better appreciate some of the works I absolutely loathed in high school. (Sorry, Shakespeare.) After all, these books are taught for a reason. When you aren’t trying to rush through a book for class credit, you have a lot more time to appreciate the nuance of different characters and themes. You might even find you actually enjoy reading them when you aren’t being forced.
Now, here are some of the books you might enjoy more the second time around. (And if you never read them a first time, don’t worry! They’re classics for a reason.)
What are your favorite classic books?