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Patch Picks: Classic Books to Read

Top 5 picks of classic books.

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March 2 marked National Read Across America Day. So in honor of that day, Patch picked off the sheleve our top 5 classic books. Don't see your favorite? Comment on what you think belongs in our list!

The Harry Potter Series. Harry Potter is a classic fictional tale of the wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter is a fun and inspiring read for any age. After you have finished the first book, you will want to book a vacation at the newly renovated, "Wizarding World of Harry Potter," in Universal Studios.

Call of the Wild. A true classic and one of Jack London’s two greatest novels. The Call of the Wild is a tale about a domesticated dog, Buck, who is kidnapped and sold to Klondike gold hunters. In order to survive Buck must listen to "the Call" and learn the ways of his wolf-ancestors.

The Great Gatsby.The world's first billionaire was formed through the character of Jay Gatsby. This famous novel leaves readers wondering, just who is Jay Gatsby, where did he come from and how did he make all his money.

Jaws. You may have heard of that little movie called, "Jaws," but did you know that it was orginially a 1974 novel by Peter Benchley? Similar to the movie, the novel Jaws tells the story of a great white shark that wrecks a tourist resort, and the mission of three men to try and kill it.

The Magic Tree House series. A famous and award winning series of children books. The first series consists of  28 books. The main characters, Jack and Annie, two children from Pennsylvania, are sent on numerous adventures and missions with a magical tree house. 

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