Though I'm a sucker for a good fluff book, just full of action or drama or magic, I do love me a good classic novel. I'm not a connoisseur nor do I consider myself a book snob, but if a book is still read over a hundred years after it was first published, then it's got to be pretty good.
As the term "classics" can span quite a bit of books, I thought I'd at least break it down between older classics and more modern ones. If you're interested in tackling a good read, but not sure if you can handle the more challenging language found in the older ones, tack a look at the "Modern Classics" section.
Old Classics (pre-1900's)