Friday, August 3, 2012

Sign up for the Classics Club

Ok, so I will admit to being one of those people who have a lot of classic books, but have not read any of them. I know a shame, right? I have been thinking that I need to read them, especially since I have seen a few of the movies based on the books and really enjoyed them. I than came across The Classics Club which members assign themselves a certain amount of books to read, and try to read them in a certain amount of time (most people have 5 yrs as their goal). So I figured what better way to find other classics books that I may not have heard of and at the same time challenge myself to actually read the books I have. I am thinking perhaps of watching any movies that are based on my list of books below. Here is the list of classic that I plan on reading. The asteriak mark * means this is a reread for me, yes this is allowed. I hope to complete this list by Aug 1 2017. I consider memoirs to be classics. Here is my list;

1. Pat of Silverbush by L.M. Montgomery
2.The Children by Edith Wharton
3. The Cossacks & the Raid by Leo Tolstoy
4. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
5. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
7. Heart of Darkness & Selected Short Fiction by Joseph Conrad
8. The Republic by Plato
9. Child of the Dark by Carolina Maria de Jesus
10. Walden & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
11. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton *
12. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
13. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
14. Germinal by Emile Zola
15. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson *
16. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln
18. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
19. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
20. Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
21. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck *
22. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
23. Othello by William Shakespeare
24. The Prince & the Pauper by Mark Twain
25. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
26. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
27. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
28. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
29. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
30. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
31. The Book of Margery Kempe
32. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
33. The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
34. The Horse & His Boy by C.S. Lewis
35. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
36. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
37. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
38. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
39. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
40. The Death of Ivan Ilych & other stories by Leo Tolstoy
41. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
42. War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
43. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
44. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
45. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
46. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
47. Emma by Jane Austen
48. Persuasion by Jane Austen
49. Five Little Peppers & How They Grow by Margaret Sidney
50. Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
51. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
52. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
53. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
54. Poor Folk & other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
55. North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell
56. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
57. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
58. The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
59. Private Yankee Doodle by J.P. Martin
60. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
61. Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
62. Kilvert's Diary by Reverend Francis Kilvert
63. My Antonia by Willa Cather
64. The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman, Jr.
65. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
66. The Letters of the Rozmberk Sisters
67. Larkrise to Candleford by Flora Thompson


  1. Great list :) We've got quite a few in common! I'm planning on reading Plato this year :)

  2. I will have to check out your list and read any reviews that you have. After I made my list I found some more classic books, that I had forgot to list. Oh well, I figure it will be for the next reading challenge. =0)

  3. Wow! What a list! I found a number of favorites here - but quite a few that I've never had the courage to attempt!

    1. Which ones did you enjoy the most? Do you have your own list? I have gotten more classic books, but figure I will add them to a new challenge once this one is complete.