Then, I have read:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
That's more in just over two weeks than I have read in a couple years. I am finally crossing off my list a whole bunch of books I have really wanted to read for years. These are books that I have bought and even started and never accomplished more than a couple chapters. I don't know what it is about classics. I am not even so much scared of them as turned off by them. The only reason I read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier last year, for example, is because my library had a copy that was a trade paperback and had decent size font. I have owned a copy for years and could never get myself to read it...
Why do you read or not read classics? What ones have you read so far this year? What ones have you read previous years that you recommend?