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: 16/50
Currently reading: and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

The Books:

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