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: 4/50
Currently reading: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Books:

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  3. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  4. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  6. At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
  7. The Bell by Iris Murdoch
  8. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  9. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx     Read 2/11/17
  10. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  11. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  12. The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield
  13. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  14. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  15. Emma by Jane Austen
  16. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters     Read 7/1/18 Review.
  18. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  19. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
  20. The Godfather by Mario Puzio
  21. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  22. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  23. A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  25. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  26. It by Stephen King      Read 27/10/18
  27. Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory
  28. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  29. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  30. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  31. Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert
  32. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  33. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  34. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  35. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  36. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  37. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  38. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  39. Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)
  40. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  41. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  42. Richard III by William Shakespeare
  43. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  44. The Secret History by Donna Tartt     Read 31/3/18
  45. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  46. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  47. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  48. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  49. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  50. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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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