Why: Checking “War and Peace” and “Moby Dick” off your bucket list will give you smarty pants bragging rights at your next Zoom happy hour.
How hard is it: These classics are rated as “readable” by high school students, so it shouldn’t be that tough.
Will it last: They may discover a vaccine before you get to the last page of one of these tomes. It’s just too tempting to take a short cut, like the Disney-produced “Moby Dick” graphic novel, with Scrooge McDuck as Captain Quackhab. Or the Cozy Classic version of “War and Peace” which boils down Tolstoy’s 560,000+-word epic to just 12 “child friendly” words, accompanied by needle-felted illustrations. (Spoiler alert: “Soldier. Boom!”)