My Classics Book List

classicsclub1I have had my literary bucket list up here for quite some time, and I am steadily making my way through the books – albeit slowly. One lovely blogger commented on a post of mine and introduced me to a group of likeminded people, called The Classics Club. This is a group where book lovers come together and set themselves a goal of reading and blogging about at least 50 classics books within five years.

Considering I already had a goal to read as many classics books as possible, I decided to join this group, hoping that their passion for classics books will rub off on me and inspire me to read more. Start date: 31 October, 2017.

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My Goal:

To read 50 classic books by 31 October, 2022.

Completed: 36/50
Currently reading: 

The Books:

  1. 1984 by George Orwell          Read 23/8/21
  2. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett          Read 18/9/21
  3. Animal Farm by George Orwell        Read 3/10/20
  4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy          Read 21/10/21
  5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley          Read 31/10/21
  6. Beowulf by Unknown          Read 17/9/21 – Review
  7. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh      Read 29/10/20
  8. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx     Read 2/11/17
  9. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens     Read 25/1/19
  10. The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  11. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess          Read 10/11/21
  12. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry     Read 14/5/19
  13. Dracula by Bram Stoker       Read 18/8/21 – Review
  14. Emma by Jane Austen          Read 7/11/21
  15. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury          Read 31/8/21
  16. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien          Read 15/9/21 – Review
  17. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk          Read 3/9/21
  18. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters     Read 7/1/18 – Review
  19. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley        Read 14/10/20 – Review
  20. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
  21. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell      Read 24/3/19 – Review
  22. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood     Read 30/10/19
  23. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams          Read 15/11/21
  24. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  25. It by Stephen King      Read 27/10/18 – Review
  26. Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory
  27. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo        Read 20/11/20 – Review
  28. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis        Read 5/10/20
  29. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery     Read 11/7/20
  30. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott      Read 28/2/20 – Review
  31. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen          Read 3/1/22
  32. Maurice by E.M. Forster      Read 21/2/20
  33. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle          Read 7/1/22
  34. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  35. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell          Read 24/11/21
  36. Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)          Read 30/12/21
  37. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  38. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  39. Richard III by William Shakespeare
  40. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  41. The Secret History by Donna Tartt     Read 31/3/18 – Review
  42. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen          Read 9/1/22
  43. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  44. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  45. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin        Read 20/7/20
  46. The Talented Mr. Ripely by Patricia Highsmith
  47. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  48. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James          Read 15/8/21
  49. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  50. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte          Read 17/1/22

I think this list is pretty doable. I’ve followed the five-year guideline, so that equates to 10 novels a year. Easy. I hope.

Each time I finish a novel, I will be reviewing it on my blog and will post a link next to the book’s name on this page.

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