The list author says: "Let's be honest. We all want to be that pretentious person who walks around with Jane Eyre and goes on about the beauty of Hemingway's writing. Unfortunately, classics, to be frank, can be boring. So here are a few intellectual reads that won't put you to sleep."
"A cautionary tale about the evils of society, but masked in the environment of a farm. Though the language can be intimidating at times, Animal Farm is thin enough that you can manage to power through it in about a day."
"When a group of small boys is marooned on an island after a plane crash, their sense of right and wrong quickly collapses. And, spoiler, they start killing each other. Doesn't THAT sound interesting?"