Interesting topic on BuzzFeed Books. I have to confess I never finished Moby Dick, Gullivers Travels or Robinson Crusoe in their original form! ( I can proudly say I've read a lot of Dicken's, some Verne and all of HG Wells' 'science fantasy' tales and Dracula but not all of Frankenstein) and as I said in an earlier post lots of VCE texts over the last 3 years. At the moment I'm reading Ivanhoe but I'm struggling. I wouldn't read it only we are studying it next term.
The great thing is there are high quality abridged texts I can use when teaching and nowadays also lots of fantastic graphic novel versions. So the classics live on!
Anyway, below is the BuzzFeed story so copy and paste the address and make a comment if you like. ( I might confess to liking Jane Eyre but hating Emma!)
Maybe a few classics here on one of my bookshelves but mostly non-fiction.