Classic novels have a bad reputation for being too long, which is why so many readers avoid them. Who has the time nowadays to sit and read a 1,000 page book? While it is true there are plenty of classic novels with page counts in the quadruple digits, there are also a lot of incredible classic novels short enough to finish in a single weekend.
When you think of classic novels, what kind of titles come to mind? More importantly, what kind of page counts? If you're thinking of books like Don Quixote, which is 992 pages, Middlemarch, which is around 880 pages, or War and Peace, which clocks in at a whopping 1,424 pages, then you might feel a bit too intimidated to pick up a classic and give it a try. Luckily for you, there are plenty of other amazing novels by celebrated authors that are actually under 300 pages. That means, no matter how busy your weekend is, how many cookouts you have to go to, or how much cleaning you have to do, there is still plenty of time to finish a seriously great novel.
If one of your summer reading goals is to get through more classics, start it off easy with one of these celebrated novels that are short enough to finish in a single weekend.