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: 45/50
Currently reading: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson; and The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

The Books:

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

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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