I 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.
To read 50 classic books by 31 October, 2022.
Books completed: 50/50
Status: list completed on 11 September, 2022.
1984 by George OrwellRead 23/8/21 – Review A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson BurnettRead 18/9/21 – Review Animal Farm by George OrwellRead 3/10/20 – Review Anna Karenina by Leo TolstoyRead 21/10/21 – Review Brave New World by Aldous HuxleyRead 31/10/21 – Review The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathRead 19/4/22 – Review Beowulf by UnknownRead 17/9/21 – Review Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughRead 29/10/20 – Review Brokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxRead 2/11/17 – Review A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensRead 25/1/19 – Review The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily DickinsonRead 4/8/22 – Review A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessRead 10/11/21 – Review Days Without End by Sebastian BarryRead 14/5/19 – Review Dracula by Bram StokerRead 18/8/21 – Review Emma by Jane AustenRead 7/11/21 – Review Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyRead 31/8/21 – Review The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienRead 15/9/21 – Review Fight Club by Chuck PalahniukRead 3/9/21 – Review Fingersmith by Sarah WatersRead 7/1/18 – Review Frankenstein by Mary ShelleyRead 14/10/20 – Review The Game of Kings by Dorothy DunnettRead 11/7/22 – Review Giovanni’s Room by James BaldwinRead 21/6/21 – Review Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellRead 24/3/19 – Review The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodRead 30/10/19 – Review The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsRead 15/11/21 – Review In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteRead 29/6/22 – Review It by Stephen KingRead 27/10/18 – Review Les Miserables by Victor HugoRead 20/11/20 – Review The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisRead 5/10/20 – Review The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExuperyRead 11/7/20 – Review Little Women by Louisa May AlcottRead 28/2/20 – Review Mansfield Park by Jane AustenRead 3/1/22 – Review Maurice by E.M. ForsterRead 21/2/20 – Review The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleRead 7/1/22 – Review
he Neverending Story by Michael EndeRead 11/9/22 – Review North and South by Elizabeth GaskellRead 24/11/21 – Review Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)Read 30/12/21 – Review The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LerouxRead 23/4/22 – Review The Princess Bride by William GoldmanRead 15/8/22 – Review Richard III by William ShakespeareRead 22/1/22 – Review The Road by Cormac McCarthyRead 16/2/22 – Review The Secret History by Donna TarttRead 31/3/18 – Review Sense and Sensibility by Jane AustenRead 9/1/22 – Review Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutRead 27/1/22 – Review A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensRead 17/5/22 – Review Tales of the City by Armistead MaupinRead 20/7/20 – Review The Talented Mr. Ripely by Patricia HighsmithRead 16/7/22 – Review The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne BronteRead 15/2/22 – Review The Turn of the Screw by Henry JamesRead 15/8/21 – Review Wuthering Heights by Emily BronteRead 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.