Classics Club

The Classics Club is a club created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books. There’s no time limit to join and you’re most welcome, as long as you’re willing to sign up to read and write on your blog about 50+ classic books in at most five years.

Here is my list of 50+ classics that I will endeavor to read and blog about between September 2012 (now) and September 2017 (that is, within 5 years) September 16, 2018 (that is, within 6 years). I plan to read 50 of these titles. There are more than 50 titles on the list, so I have a few alternate choices. I am setting it as a rule for myself that I cannot add to this list, I have to select from these titles. My posts about this project are here

The books I have finished reading:


  1. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen (read 8/2013)
  2. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen (read 2/2017)
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum (read 12/2016)
  4. Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury (read 9/2013)
  5. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (read 2015)
  6. Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte (read 9/2013)
  7. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (read 4/2016)
  8. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (read 10/2014)
  9. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks (read 7/2018)
  10. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov (read 8/2016)
  11. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino (read 2/2018)
  12. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote (read 4/2015)
  13. Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1), Orson Scott Card (read 4/2016 - no review)
  14. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (read 3/2013)
  15. The Professor's House, Willa Cather (read 3/2014)
  16. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins (read 1/2013)
  17. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (read 2/2018 - no review)
  18. Murder in the Cathedral, T. S. Eliot (read 1/2013)
  19. Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald (read 12/2014)
  20. A Passage to India, E. M. Forster (read 3/2013)
  21. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons (read 1/2017)
  22. Neuromancer, William Gibson (read 4/2014)
  23. Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene (read 3/2016)
  24. The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett (read 3/2016)
  25. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway (read 6/2013)
  26. A Bell for Adano, John Hersey (read 8/2018)
  27. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James (read 8/2018)
  28. Dubliners, James Joyce (read 4/2017)
  29. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster (read 1/2013)
  30. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey (read 6/2014)
  31. A Separate Peace, John Knowles (read 7/2018)
  32. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (read 8/2014)
  33. Cakes and Ale, W. Somerset Maugham (read 1/2017)
  34. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (read 11/2013)
  35. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery (read 5/2013)
  36. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami (read 6/2017 - no review)
  37. A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories, Flannery O'Connor (read 5/2013)
  38. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys (read 5/2017)
  39. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger (read 7/2018)
  40. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (read 10/2012)
  41. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (read 5/2014)
  42. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain (read 1/2016)
  43. Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne (read 10/2015)
  44. The Robber Bridegroom, Eudora Welty (read 5/2018)
  45. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton (read 12/2016)
  46. The Once and Future King, T. H. White (read 2/2014)
  47. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf (read 10/2013)
  48. Orlando: A Biography, Virginia Woolf (read 3/2017)


The to be read list:
The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio
On Green Dolphin Street, Sebastian Faulks
The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Swann's Way, Marcel Proust
Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey


The History of England, Jane Austen  (ABANDONED 8/2013)
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe (ABANDONED 6/2013)
Catch-22, Joseph Heller (ABANDONED 2016)
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