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

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

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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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