Books from English speaking countries(classics)

Hello!Dear friends!

I‘m an English learner and interested in reading classics.

Before I start to ask any question, the circumtance should be clarified.

I'm chinese and have read several books in english, this is the list of these books:

1、Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2、Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

3、Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

4、Power sleep


6、Small Prince

7、How to read a book

However,I have an ambitious plan and these books will not satisfy me at all. Here is my plan:


Holy Bible(NKJV I'm reading it  right now.)

Sherlock Holmes(four novel)

The Crowd-A Study of the Popular Mind(2 months)





Merriam Webster's vocabulary builder(1 month)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Great Gatsby
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

A Short History of Nearly Everything (1 month)


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The lord of the rings            

A Study of History(3 months)



Word Power Made Easy

works of Shakespeare

Paradise lost (1 month)





Treatise of Human(1 month)


I want you my friends to help me determine which one is worth for reading and which one isn't. I also hope someone recommend me some books(just the books written in English but not a translation in English) and erase some of them with an explanation.Can I finish it on time? I really need your help.

Nov 23, 2015 8:50 AM
Comments · 3

Thank you for your recommendation! Stani! And I'll read these two books in a leisure way.

November 23, 2015

I can recommend the one called 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' by Mark Haddon. It's a pretty good modern detective novel and written in rather simple English as well. Not strictly speaking a classic though, but you might enjoy if you liked Sherlock Holmes books...


Of those you mentioned The Great Gatsby and Ben Franklin's Autobiography are relatively easy reads I think

November 23, 2015

I also have already finished the reading of Animal farm.


November 23, 2015