7. Bleak House
Bleak House is considered one of Dickens’ finest works but it’s not for everyone and certainly not suitable for your first Dickens novel. It has a large number of major characters and a complex plot with many subplots. The novel is centered around an ongoing court case where a person has left several wills. Readers consider it extremely difficult on both Goodreads and Reddit. Maybe you should try the BBC miniseries instead.
6. Great Expectations
This novel follows young orphan Pip from his childhood days to adulthood. The book received universal acclaim following its release and is still very popular, but it’s considered hard to read due to its complex plot and the large number of themes in the book.