The Classics Club

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):

Copied few from Jillian @ Room of One’s Own list >>>

  1. Sense and Sensibility -Jane Austen.
  2. Bleak House  Charles Dickens.
  3. Madame Bovary-Gustave Flaubert.
  4. Les Miserables -Victor Hugo.
  5. Peter Pan- J.M. Barrie
  6. Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy.
  7. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte.
  8. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde.
  9. Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen
  10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  12. 1984 by George Orwell
  13.  The Phantom of the Opera- Gaston Leroux.
  14.  The Age of Innocence-Edith Wharton
  15. Villette- Charlotte Bronte
  16. Agnes Grey-Anne Bronte
  17. Mary Poppins- P.L. Travers.
  18. We Have Always Lived in the Castle- Shirley Jackson
  19. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. Gulliver’s Travels- Jonathan Smith
  21. The House of Mirth- Edith Wharton
  22. Persuasion- Jane Austen
  23. A Room With A View- Virginia Woolf
  24. Mansfield Park- Jane Austen
  25. Nicholas Nickleby- Charles Dickens
  26. Vanity Fair- William Makepeace Thackery
  27. Dracula- Bram Stoker.
  28. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  29. Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
  30. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (currently reading)
  31. William Shakespeare– Hamlet
  32. Anonymous – Beowulf
  33. Anonymous – The Arabian Nights
  34. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  35. Cervantes, Miguel de – Don Quixote (did not finish, but might do one day)
  36. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  37. Dante – The Divine Comedy
  38. Homer – The Iliad & – The Odyssey
  39. Marlowe, Christopher – Doctor Faustus
  40. Milton, John – Paradise Lost
  41. Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
  42. Tolstoy, Leo – War and Peace
  43. Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina
  44. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  45. The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings #1) by J. R. R. Tolkien
  46. The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings #2) by J. R. R. Tolkien
  47. The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings #3) by J. R. R. Tolkien
  48. Collins, Wilkie – The Woman in White
  49. Lewis Carroll- Alice in Wonderland
  50. Lewis Carroll- Through the Looking-Glass
  51. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  52. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
  53. Beloved by Toni Morrison.
  54. Frankenstein (1818 edition) By Mary Shelley.
  55. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  56. Lilith by George MacDonald
  57. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
  58. Poe, Edger Allan – The Murders in the Rue Morgue Short story
  59. Dick, Philip K. –  The Man in the High Castle (currently reading)
  60. CHESTERTON, G. K.– The Man Who Was Thursday
  61. CHESTERTON, G. K.–The Man Who Knew Too Much
  62. STEVENSON, Robert Louis The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  63. BRONTË, Charlotte – Emma: A Fragment of a Story
  64. Walpole, Horace – The Castle of Otranto
  65. Le Guin, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea
  66. Anne, Rice – The Vampire Chronicles
  67. Pullman, Philip – His Dark Materials
  68. Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia
  69. Goldman, William – The Princess Bride
  70. Cooper, Susan – The Dark Is Rising
  71. Tolkien, J. R. R. – The Children of Húrin
  72. Anonymous – Holy Bible: King James Version
  73. Rossetti, Christina – Goblin Market
  74. Hill, Susan – The Woman in Black
  75. Irving, Washington – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  76. Le Fanu, J. Sheridan – Uncle Silas

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