I have always been a fan of classics such as Grapes of Wraith, Shakespeare (Midsummer Night & Hamlet), Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby.
When reading books required in English I would listen to fellow students complain about not wanting to read Hamlet. I would be the girl asking the teacher if my own copy would be allowed because I do not like the version with present day translation. I would then be the girl constantly chosen to read because others did not want to or the teacher just like my enthusiasm for the story.
I`m not sure why I like to pick up classics and reread them but I just do. Even though they were written along time ago there are parts that I can relate to as well as learn from with just a few modernizing ideas.
I encourage everyone to try a Classic before they knock `em. You never know what a good old book might teach you when you are in a bind.