Books to Read After You've Read These Classics

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There's a reason they're classics: The stories are timeless and relatable no matter the person, age, or time period. And the stories are retold over and over again. Today, we're celebrating these gorgeous limited editions of four classics by pairing them with some more modern reads you may not have heard of. From Mark Twain to Charlotte Bronte readalikes, we've got you taken care of with these classics pairings. 

If you like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, you'll like Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Sean Dietrich is a storyteller. He's from a small town, a son of a steel worker, a lover of bloodhounds. Will the Circle be Unbroken? is his story and the story of his father—who went from being his childhood hero to the man who tried to kidnap and shoot his mother before shooting himself. When he was 12, Sean scattered his father's ashes and dropped out of school to get odd jobs to help his mother pay the bills, and yet, amid all the darkness surrounding him, he found glimmers of hope and light. Will the Circle by Unbroken? is a beautiful memoir about learning that even though things in life can suck, things do usually tend to be okay. If you love the small town antics of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this is a perfect read for you. 


If you like Persuasion, you'll like The Thief of Lanwyn Manor

Regency romance alert! It's 1818 in Cornwall, England, and Julia Twethewey needs a proper match to keep her safe, fed, and housed for the rest of her life. When she is invited to stay in Lanwyn Manor, she's happy for a change of scenery—and who shows up but the Blake brothers to do some work bolstering the local mining industry. She knows Matthew Blake is the proper bachelor to set her sights on, but she's intrigued by his brother, Isaac, who takes the family mining business seriously. But Isaac knows his brother is interested in Julia, so he steps back. Then things start getting weird at Lanwyn Manor: valuables go missing, tragedy strikes, and Julia and Isaac find themselves being pulled together in stranger and stranger circumstances. If you love the will-they-won't-they romance of Jane Austen's Persuasion, Sarah E. Ladd's The Thief of Lanwyn Manor is the book for you. 

If you like Jane Eyre, you'll like Midnight on the River Gray

Is there anything better than a creepy gothic regency romance? Nope! In Abigail Wilson's Midnight on the River Gray, we meet Rebecca Hunter, a young woman who loathes the man she believes murdered her brother. Lewis Browning—said killer—is Rebecca's new guardian, though, and when she arrives at his reclusive country estate, Rebecca has plans for her own secret investigation into her brother's mysterious death. But Greybourne Hall is a dark, quiet place with secrets of its own, and Lewis is not as horrible and she once believed. During her stay, Rebecca is plagued by nightmares and fears of following her mother's descent into madness...alongside dealing with her sudden change of heart toward Lewis. If you love the dark and eerie romance of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, this book is for you. 


If you like Alice in Wonderland, you'll like Angel Eyes

Brielle went off to the big city to follow her dreams, but came back home to her shabby little town in Oregon with grief and guilt in her heart. She also brought home a numbing cold she can't rid herself of no matter what she tries. And then she meets Jake, the new guy in town with burning hands and a secret power. They're drawn to each other. But there's evil lurking nearby, and the angels standing guard don't know when the evil will strike. Brielle and Jake are called to join the battle between angels and demons in an unknown realm, and that's where our story really begins. If you love the magical world and adventures of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this is the book for you. 


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About our friend from BookRiot: Ashley Holstrom is a book person, designing them and writing about them for Book Riot. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. 

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