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10 English class books you *need* to read again

PSA: English books can be *way* better when you aren't, you know, reading them for class. Some (if not most) English class books are the best and most interesting books ever—after all, they're classics for a reason. We've compiled some of our fave English class books that you need to read again—or for the first time if you haven't already read them. 

Fun fact: A lot of these amaze books were turned into movies! So after you finish reading them, we totally recommend watching their screen adaptations, too.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Genre: Southern Gothic Fiction

4.27 ⭐ on Goodreads

2. The Giver by Lois Lowry

Genre: Dystopian 

4.13 ⭐ on Goodreads

3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Genre: Coming of Age

4.11 ⭐ on Goodreads

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Genre: Romance

4.27 ⭐ on Goodreads

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Genre: Historical Fiction

3.93 ⭐ on Goodreads

6. 1984 by George Orwell

Genre: Science Fiction and Dystopian 

4.19 ⭐ on Goodreads

7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

Genre: Adventure Fiction, Quest 

3.89 ⭐ on Goodreads

8. The Secret Life of Bee's by Sue Monk Kidd

Genre: Coming of age, Historical Fiction 

4.07 ⭐ on Goodreads

9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Genre: Romance, Gothic Fiction 

3.87 ⭐ on Goodreads

10. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 

Genre: Shakespearean Comedy

3.95 ⭐ on Goodreads

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by Miriam Riley | 2/15/2022