The Classics Club

The Classics Club was started on March 7, 2012 by a blogger who wanted to see more people posting about classics literature in the blogosphere. Her goal was to, “unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.” She thought about several ideas but finally settled on inviting people to make out a list of (at least 50) classic titles they intend to read and blog about within the next five years. You can find my list and stats below.

Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: July 1, 2020
Total Books: 86
Completed: 0

Pre-1700 (10)
Anonymous: Beowulf
Anonymous: The Epic of Gilgamesh
Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury Tales (Reread)
Dante: The Divine Comedy
Homer: The Iliad (Reread)
Homer: The Odyssey (Reread)
Machiavelli, Niccolo: The Prince
More, Thomas: Utopia
Shakespeare, William: Othello
Virgil: The Aeneid

1700s (4)
Paine, Thomas: Common Sense
Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho
Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa
Voltaire: Candide

1800s (28)
Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey (Reread)
Austen, Jane: Persuasion (Reread)
Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Bronte, Charlotte: Villette
Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights (Reread)
Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
Dickens, Charles: Little Dorrit
Dickens, Charles: Our Mutual Friend
Dickens, Charles: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot
Eliot, George: Middlemarch
Eliot, T.S.: The Waste Land
Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
Freud, Sigmund: The Interpretation of Dreams
Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the d’Ubervilles
Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables
James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe
Scott, Sir Walter: The Bride of Lammermoor
Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
Stoker, Bram: Dracula
Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
Wilde, Oscar: The Importance of Being Earnest
Zola, Emile: Germinal

1900s (41)
Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Little Princess
Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Cather, Willa: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Christie, Agatha: Murder on the Orient Express
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night (Reread)
Forster, E.M.: A Room With a View
Forster, E.M.: Howards End
Frank, Anne: The Diary of Anne Frank
Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest: The Garden of Eden (Reread)
Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World (Reread)
Joyce, James: Dubliners
Kafka, Franz: Metamorphosis
Kafka, Franz: The Trial
Lawrence, D.H.: Sons and Lovers
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Martel, Yann: Life of Pi
McCourt, Frank: Angela’s Ashes
McEwan, Ian: Atonement (Reread)
Mitchell, Margaret: Gone With the Wind
Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables
Morrison, Toni: Beloved
O’Connor, Flannery: A Good Man is Hard to Find
Orwell, George: Animal Farm
Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar (Reread)
Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
Rushdie, Salman: Midnight’s Children
Salinger, J.D: Franny and Zooey (Reread)
Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Stein, Gertrude: Three Lives
Tan, Amy: The Joy Luck Club
Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse Five
Walker, Alice: The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome

2000s (3)
Foer, Jonathan Safran: Everything is Illuminated
Foer, Jonathan Safran: Exteremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Hosseini, Khaled: The Kite Runner

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