August 5, 2012

The Classics Club



I've joined The Classics Club!


I intend to read and blog about these 60 books in the next 5 years. I'm jazzed up about it! I love the classics and I love a good challenge! (By August of 2017)
  1. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  2. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  7. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  8. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  9. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  11. Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
  12. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  14. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  15. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  16. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  17. Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
  18. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  19. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  20. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H.Lawrence
  21. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  22. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  23. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  24. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  25. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  26. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  27. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  28. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  29. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  30. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  31. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  32. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  33. Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  35. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  36. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  37. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Vaughn
  38. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  39. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  40. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  41. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  42. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  43. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  44. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  45. Tales by Edgar Allen Poe
  46. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  47. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  48. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  49. The Best Short Stories by O.Henry
  50. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  51. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  52. Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  53. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  54. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  55. Native Son by Richard Wright
  56. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  57. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  58. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  59. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  60. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Wish me luck and go check out The Classic Club if you want to join up! 

12 comments:

  1. What a list! I do love these lists. Good luck! I think that I have read twelve of the sixty listed. I would like to get through every book here. Though in my case it might take twenty or thirty years!

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    1. I love reading the classics so I'm happy to join in on this challenge. Some of them will be re-reads but there are a bunch that I've never read and have always meant to get to.

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  2. I hadn't heard of this challenge. It sounds excellent! I love the classics. I hope you enjoy your selections!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. Thanks Rebecca :) You should check it out, jump on the bandwagon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great list! Some of them are on my list as well. I read Ethan Frome several years ago, will be glad to read more books by Edith Wharton. Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, My Antonia, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and David Copperfield are favorites of mine. I read All Quiet on the Western Front a couple of years ago. I read The Handmaid's Tale in 2008. I would like to know what you think of them when you have them reviewed. I'm working my way through The Portrait of a Lady now.

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    1. I'm so excited to get going on this challenge. There are a number of books on my list that I've already read but am very happy to read again. (Like The Handmaid's Tale...haven't read that in years but remember how amazing it was) Thanks for stopping by Annette!

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  4. Wonderful list and welcome to the club! I love so many of the books on your list, David Copperfield, The Handmaid's Tale, Pride and Prejudice. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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    1. Hi Allie! Thanks for stopping by :) I'm really glad I decided to jump in!

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  5. Well, I'm impressed with myself. I've read 24! Not too shabby. Most of them were in high school though, longer ago than I want to think about. Good luck with your challenge! I would procrastinate until the last couple of months and then frantically try to squeeze the rest in. I hope you're more disciplined than I am!

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    1. That's not too shabby at all Jen! I usually sprinkle a classic in now and then anyway but this will be a great reminder. (I just hope it works! lol) I have read some of the books on my list...I should go highlight those or something

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  6. What a tremendous list!! Welcome to the club! :-)

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    1. Thank you Jillian, I'm excited to read and reread the books on my list!

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