Friday, September 23, 2016

Classics Club

One of my goals recently has been to read more classics. I like to read classics but, inevitably, they take more commitment and therefore, I rarely pick them up. I have been trying to be more purposeful in choosing what I read. This past week I stumbled upon The Classics Club. This is a place for people to read and blog about classics. The idea is that you make a list of at least 50 classics, choose a future date (usually around 5 years out), and then start reading. You can connect with other people who are reading the same book or get ideas of other books you want to read. What a great idea!!!

My list is made up mostly of books that I already own, a few of them are rereads but most of them are new. There are many many authors that are not even touched on in this list. My goal is to get through this list (in other words, read the books already on my shelves) and then make a new list. I am setting my end date just four years out, August 31, 2020, although, ideally, I would like to be finished well before this. So without further ado, here is my list:

1. Persuasion - Jane Austen
2. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
3. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
4. Lady Susan - Jane Austen
5. Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
6. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
7. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
8. Shirley - Charlotte Bronte
9. The Professor - Charlotte Bronte
10. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
11. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
12. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
13. A Little Princess - Francis Hodgson Burnett
14. The Secret Garden - Francis Hodgson Burnett Review Here
15. My Antonia - Willa Cather
16. The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
17. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
18. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
19. A Child's History of England - Charles Dickens
20. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
21. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
22. Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens
23. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
24. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
25. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
26. The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
27. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
28. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
29. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower - C.S. Forester
30. Ben Hur - Lew Wallace
31. Castle Rackrent - Maria Edgeworth
32. Madame Bovary - Gustav Flaubert
33. Lord of the Flies - William Goldman
34. Mythology - Edith Hamilton
35. The House of the Seven Gable - Nathaniel Hawthorne
36. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
37. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
38. Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes
39. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
40. The Call of the Wild - Jack London
41. Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
42. Metamorphoses - Ovid
43. Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
44. Lady of the Lake - Sir Walter Scott
45. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
46. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
47. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
48. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
49. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
50. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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