The Classics Club is inspired by Jillian @ Room of One’s Own the girl who wanted everyone to enjoy classics.
As I quote her original Classics Club post:
“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. The perk is that, not only will you have read 50+ incredible (or at the very least thought-provoking) works in five years, you’ll get to do it along with all of these people. Join us! We’re very friendly.”
>>> So my plan is to read from 50 to 200 Book (Classic & Classical Novels, Plays, Poems and short stories) in the next five years and blog about them. This means I will be finished by 2023…
I know it will be bloody hard but why not reading at 10 classics a year which shall take a lifetime to end my 200 so let it be more; I pray just more to have long years in my life.
I pray not to fail reading my list because it will be my first time to real classic’s original full text.
Here is my list (which I shall divide upon eras very soon):
- Sense and Sensibility -Jane Austen.
- Bleak House – Charles Dickens.
- Madame Bovary-Gustave Flaubert.
- Les Miserables -Victor Hugo.
- Peter Pan- J.M. Barrie
- Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy.
- Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte.
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde.
- Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Phantom of the Opera- Gaston Leroux.
- The Age of Innocence-Edith Wharton
- Villette- Charlotte Bronte
- Agnes Grey-Anne Bronte
- Mary Poppins- P.L. Travers.
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle- Shirley Jackson
- The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
- Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Smith
- The House of Mirth- Edith Wharton
- Persuasion- Jane Austen
- A Room With A View- Virginia Woolf
- Mansfield Park- Jane Austen
- Nicholas Nickleby- Charles Dickens
- Vanity Fair- William Makepeace Thackery
- Dracula- Bram Stoker.
- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
- Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (currently reading)
- William Shakespeare– Hamlet
- Anonymous – Beowulf
- Anonymous – The Arabian Nights
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Cervantes, Miguel de – Don Quixote (did not finish, but might do one day)
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- Dante – The Divine Comedy
- Homer – The Iliad & – The Odyssey
- Marlowe, Christopher – Doctor Faustus
- Milton, John – Paradise Lost
- Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
- Tolstoy, Leo – War and Peace
- Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings #1) by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings #2) by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings #3) by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Collins, Wilkie – The Woman in White
- Lewis Carroll- Alice in Wonderland
- Lewis Carroll- Through the Looking-Glass
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
- Beloved by Toni Morrison.
Frankenstein (1818 edition) By Mary Shelley. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Lilith by George MacDonald
- The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Poe, Edger Allan – The Murders in the Rue Morgue Short story
- Dick, Philip K. – The Man in the High Castle (currently reading)
CHESTERTON, G. K.– The Man Who Was Thursday
- CHESTERTON, G. K.–The Man Who Knew Too Much
- STEVENSON, Robert Louis The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
- BRONTË, Charlotte – Emma: A Fragment of a Story
- Walpole, Horace – The Castle of Otranto
- Le Guin, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea
- Anne, Rice – The Vampire Chronicles
- Pullman, Philip – His Dark Materials
- Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia
- Goldman, William – The Princess Bride
- Cooper, Susan – The Dark Is Rising
- Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Children of Húrin
- Anonymous – Holy Bible: King James Version
- Rossetti, Christina – Goblin Market
- Hill, Susan – The Woman in Black
- Irving, Washington – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- Le Fanu, J. Sheridan – Uncle Silas
To join please visit The Classic Club Blog