The Classics Club


I recently learned of The Classics Club through a fellow online reading buddy.  The Classics Club was created to encourage people to read and blog about classic literature.  Since I’m a huge fan of both the classics and blogging, I figured this was right up my alley.  They have a huge master list at their website (click image above) for you to choose your list of books from.  I chose a list of 50 books to commit to reading in the next 5 years.  Some of them I have read before, many of them as a teenager when my outlook on life was drastically different than it is today.  Many of the books I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never read.

So, my start date is January 2014, and my goal date is December 2018.  As I read through them, I will post a review of each on the blog.  Here is my list of 50:

  1. Austen, Jane: Emma (reread)
  2. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility (reread)
  3. Austen, Jane: Mansfield Park (reread)
  4. Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey (reread)
  5. Austen, Jane: Persuasion (reread)
  6. Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice (reread)
  7. Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
  8. Burns, Olive: Cold Sassy Tree (reread)
  9. Carroll, Lewis: Alice in Wonderland
  10. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor: Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  11. de Cervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
  12. Dickens, Charles: Tale of Two Cities
  13. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov (reread)
  14. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca (reread)
  15. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  16. Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers
  17. Dumas, Alexandre: Twenty Years After
  18. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  19. Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
  20. Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones
  21. Forster, E.M.: Passage to India
  22. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
  23. Hamilton, Edith: Mythology
  24. Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  25. Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom the Bell Tolls
  26. Hesse, Hermann: Steppenwolf
  27. Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  28. Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables
  29. Knowles, John: A Separate Peace (reread)
  30. Laurence, Margaret: The Stone Angel
  31. Leroux, Gaston: The Phantom of Opera
  32. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  33. Nesbit, E: The Enchanted Castle
  34. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel (reread)
  35. Pyle, Howard: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  36. Robinson, Marilynne: Housekeeping
  37. Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye
  38. Scott, Sir Walter: Lady of the Lake
  39. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein (reread)
  40. Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (reread)
  41. Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
  42. Stevenson, Robert Louis: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  43. Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
  44. Stoker, Bram: Dracula
  45. Tolkein, J.R.R.: The Hobbit
  46. Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
  47. Twain, Mark: Pudd’nhead Wilson
  48. Watson, Winifred: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  49. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
  50. Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  51. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway

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2 Responses to The Classics Club

  1. Melissa January 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Wonderful list! So glad you found the club!

  2. Allison February 15, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    That’s a great list! Can I join your club? :)

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