Books are a great way to escape real life, and with a lot of issues being bounced around the world, it is important to find a nice safe space, and now that it’s summer too, it is the perfect occasion to dive deep into some thoughtful reads. So, to make the most of our time, let’s dial back and reread classics online :)

Listed below are a couple websites that allow for free html reading or downloads of free ebooks, as well as some of my personal recommendations for each. I hope you enjoy:

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https://www.gutenberg.org/

This website is actually very well respected and lucrative imo, and I find it very simple and charming. My favorite features are the bookshelves, advanced search function, and the ability to read in several languages. My top 3 recommendations included in this site (written as listed in the archives) are

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

This site is one I have used for class, and was very helpful when I had to memorize and recite Hamlet this year. Shakespeare has always been a very pronounced author and playwright, and he is often someone people tend to reference and write of, even in modern times. MIT's site contains most works you can use for school and the like. Top 3:

  • Othello
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet
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I hope this article finds you well and in a cozy place! Have a great day and have a great time reading ;)