Classics Club List

I've always liked the idea of book clubs and that sort of thing, but I've never actually done any. When I heard about The Classics Club, at first it just sounded like something other people would be doing, and promptly forgot, until I took a look at some of my friends' lists and decided I didn't want to miss out on all the fun. :D

The challenge is to read a minimum of 50 classics in 5 years at the most, and I must say that does seem like a bit of a challenge for me since I tend to read slowly (and I will be wanting to read non-classics as well). However, I already do intend to read many classics in the coming years, and this should be good motivation!

So. Here is my list. My goal is to finish these 50 titles by May 29, 2017. I'll cross them out after I've read them, and put a link to the review or whatever I write about them, as well as the date of completion.

(Under each author the books are listed by the order in which I probably intend to read them, but the 'miscellaneous' list at the end is alphabetized by title. Books I have read before are colored blue.)

Years so far: 4/5
Read so far: 22/50
Last completed: Emma
Currently reading:
Next on list: 

Louisa May Alcott
Little Women (5/12) {post}
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Little Men
Jo's Boys
Eight Cousins
Rose in Bloom

Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility (7/16/12) {post}
Northanger Abbey (10/30/12) {post}
Pride and Prejudice (2/27/13) {post}
Sanditon (10/11/13) 
The Watsons
Mansfield Park (9/8/13) {post}
Lady Susan
Persuasion (11/4/14)

Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist (10/14/12) {post}
Great Expectations
A Christmas Carol (12/15/12) {post}

Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South (12/2/12) {post}
Wives and Daughters (6/17/16)

L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplars (9/25/12) {post}
Anne's House of Dreams (6/11/13) {post}
Anne of Ingleside (11/16/13)
Rainbow Valley
Rilla of Ingleside 
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
The Story Girl
The Golden Road
Chronicles of Avonlea
Further Chronicles of Avonlea

Baroness Emmuska Orczy 
The Elusive Pimpernel (4/10/12) {post}
El Dorado
The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (9/2/14)
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Christy by Catherine Marshall (11/28/14)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (5/28/13) {post}
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (3/12/14)
A Little Princess by Frances Burnett
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (2/14)
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (2/24/12) {post}
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

P.S. Yes, some of the titles are children's books. But they are still classics. And they're ones I've never read--shocking, I know. That is why I am trying to rectify the situation. :)


Miss Dashwood said...

Excellent list. What, you're re-reading all of Jane Austen's works? Shock of shocks. :D

Jillian said...

Of course the children's books are classics! I didn't read most as a little girl, so I'm reading many of them as well right now. :-)

This is an awesome list. ALCOTT! Montgomery!! And ♥s to all of the Austen!

Quick question: did you sign up here with your list?

If so I didn't see it and fear it went to SPAM? Let me know. I signed up to be emailed oif you answer here.

Cheers and welcome!

Melody said...

Miss Dashwood,
Ha! Yes, I was quite sure you would be shocked by that. ;-) Thanks for you help with the list, by the way! You were enormously useful, indubitably.

I'm glad you approve of the list. ;-) My mom and sister have read every single L.M. Montgomery, and I am determined to catch up. (We won't mention that neither of them have read ALL of Jane Austen's novels... no, indeed, we won't.) I just finished Little Women and am greatly looking forward to more Alcott! =)

Heh, no, I didn't sign up on the list yet, but I HAVE been planning to soon. Thanks for asking, though, and you'll see me over there soon!

But since I hadn't signed up yet, I am curious... how did you happen across my list? ;-) Thank you for following, by the way!

Jillian said...

I got a trackback to my stats page from this post. Since it said "classics club" I checked it out to welcome you. :)

I am excited to follow your posts!! I absolutely adore Austen, Alcott and Montgomery. I want to find time to explore much more of Alcott's work in the near future. I own the complete Anne of Green Gables, though I've only read the first so far. (I cried!)

I still need to read Emma, Mansfield Park, Lady Susan and the juvenelia and unfinished works on Austen for the first time. But I'm slowly pouring through them. I'll probably go for Emma next. My absolute favorite is Sense and Sensibility, so far. I want to re-read it for my Classics Club list. :)

For Christmas, I'm probably reading Louisa May Alcott's Christmas stories aloud with my mom. Louisa is so fun, eh? She's Jo March herself. :-)

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