The Classics Club

“The Classics Club was started on March 7, 2012 by a blogger who wanted to see more people posting about classics literature in the blogosphere. Her goal was to, ‘unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.’ She thought about several ideas but finally settled on inviting people to make out a list of (at least 50) classic titles they intend to read and blog about within the next five years.” About the Classics Club

For some time now, I have wanted to read more classic literature but had been putting it off because of the academic reading load my university classes entail.  When I saw the Classics Club it seemed like the perfect incentive to read many of the classic novels I had been considering.  So without further ado, please see my novel list below…

Start Date: June 1, 2013
End Date: June 8, 2018
Completed: 31/50 (in bold with review linked when available)

  1. Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart
  2. Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
  3. Austen, Jane – Emma
  4. Austen, Jane – Lady Susan (Read 25/10/16)
  5. Austen, Jane – Mansfield Park
  6. Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey (Read 22/02/17)
  7. Austen, Jane – Persuasion
  8. Austen, Jane – Pride & Prejudice
  9. Austen, Jane – Sense & Sensibility (Read 27/06/16)
  10. Behn, Aphra – Oroonoko (Read 07/11/13)
  11. Bradbury, Ray – Farenheit 451
  12. Bronte, Anne – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  13. Bronte, Emily – Wurthering Heights
  14. Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre (Read 13/02/17)
  15. Burnett, Frances Hodgsun – The Secret Garden (Read 06/01/14)
  16. Christie, Agatha – And Then There Were None (20/06/17)
  17. Dickens, Charles – A Christmas Carol (Read 27/12/13)
  18. Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist (Read 31/10/16)
  19. Dickens, Charles – Our Mutual Friend (Read 20/03/17)
  20. Doyle, Sir A. C. – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Read 10/01/16)
  21. Doyle, Sir A.C. – The Hound of the Baskervilles (Read 22/10/16)
  22. Equiano, Olaudah – The Life of Olaudah Equiano (Read 20/11/13)
  23. Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby (Read 30/06/14)
  24. Frank, Anne – The Diary of a Young Girl
  25. Gaskell, Elizabeth – North and South
  26. Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia (Read 08/07/13, Review)
  27. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne of Green Gables (Read 23/04/15, Review)
  28. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne of Avonlea (Read 24/04/15, Review)
  29. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne of the Island (Read 27/04/15)
  30. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne of Windy Poplars (Read 20/02/17)
  31. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne’s House of Dreams (Read 24/02/17)
  32. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne of Ingleside (Read 01/06/17)
  33. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Rainbow Valley (Read 14/06/17)
  34. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Rilla of Ingleside (Read 16/06/17)
  35. Orwell, George – 1984
  36. Orwell,  George – Animal Farm (Read 23/04/17)
  37. Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (Read 23/06/16)
  38. Shakespeare, William – The Tempest (Read 25/09/13)
  39. Shakespeare, William – Macbeth (23/09/16)
  40. Stratton-Porter, Gene – A Girl of the Limberlost (Read 09/07/16)
  41. Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men
  42. Stevenson, Robert Louis – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  43. Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit (Read 21/10/14, Review)
  44. Trollope, Anthony – The Warden (Read 19/06/17)
  45. Twain, Mark – The Prince and the Pauper
  46. Undset, Sigrid – Kristen Lavrensdatter: The Wreath
  47. Verne, Jules – Around the World in 80 Days (Read 28/02/17)
  48. Vonnegut, Kurt – Cat’s Cradle
  49. Wallace, Lee – Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  50. Wilde, Oscar – The Portrait of Dorian Gray

One Response to The Classics Club

  1. Melissa says:

    I’m so glad you decided to join! I reread all of the Anne of Green Gables books over the past couple years and they are such a treat!

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