1. 'A Christmas Carol' - Charles Dickens
Perfect for this time of year and a real classic Christmas story that is still one of the most well-known and loved festive stories ever written.
2. 'Little Women' - Louisa May Alcott
One of my favourite classic novels of all time and definitely not that difficult to read and get into, with a real captivating family story at its core.
3. 'Animal Farm' - George Orwell
I wouldn't say this is a novel I personally really enjoyed, but it is quite a good classic to check out because it's not that difficult to follow and is quite a signature read.
4. 'Frankenstein' - Mary Shelley
I was really surprised when I actually sat down and read this book; it's so much more than the basic Frankenstein story everyone knows. Definitely one I can recommend if you want to check out a classic.
5. 'Pride and Prejudice'/'Sense and Sensibility' - Jane Austen
I'd recommend any Jane Austen book, really, especially if you're a women's fiction/romantic novels fan; I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed!
6. 'The Picture of Dorian Grey' - Oscar Wilde
A good and original story and easy to get into.
7. 'The Great Gatsby' - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Also not a read I love, but definitely a classic I would recommend if you're looking for a classic that reads away quite easily and has a clear plotline at its centre.