Friday, April 26, 2013

The Classics Club

Classics Club Event Call – May & June

      I just joined the Classics Club. This means that I have pledged to read 50 new classic books within the next five years. I plan on having them finished before then, but I don't want to rush it with all the other books out there. This makes my end date April 26, 2018.
      I stumbled across this challenge when I was visiting Love at First Book. I then found some other people who had joined and thought that it would be a good challenge, and a way for me to write more book reviews.
      I will try to review most of the books on the list. Below is the list of books arranged in alphabetical order by author.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The List~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Alcott, Louisa May ~ Little Women
  • Austen, Jane ~ Emma
  • Austen, Jane ~ Northanger Abbey
  • Austen, Jane ~ Persuasion
  • Austen, Jane ~ Sense and Sensibility
  • Austen, Jane ~ Mansfield Park
  • Bronte, Anne ~ The Tennant of Wildfell Hall
  • Bronte, Charlotte ~ Villette
  • Bronte, Charlotte ~ Jane Eyre
  • Bronte, Charlotte ~ The Professor
  • Cervantes ~ Don Quixote
  • Defoe, Daniel ~ Robinson Crusoe
  • Dickens, Charles ~ Oliver Twist
  • Dickens, Charles ~ Great Expectations
  • Dickens, Charles ~ David Copperfield
  • Dickens, Charles ~ The Pickwick Papers
  • Dickens, Charles ~ Bleak House
  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor ~ Crime and Punishment
  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor ~ The Brothers Karamazov
  • Dumas, Alexander ~ The  Man in the Iron Mask
  • Dumas, Alexander ~ The Count of Monte Cristo (I found an unabridged version! Woohoo!)
  • Eliot, George ~ Middlemarch
  • Eliot, George ~ The Mill on the Floss
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott ~ The Great Gatsby
  • Frank, Anne ~The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth ~ North and South
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel ~ The Scarlet Letter
  • Leroux, Gaston ~ The Phantom of the Opera
  • Pyle, Howard ~ The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Shakespeare, William ~ Hamlet
  • Shakespeare, William ~ Romeo and Juliet
  • Shelley, Mary ~ The Last Man
  • Shelley, Mary ~ Frankenstein
  • Spyri, Johanna ~ Heidi
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis ~ Treasure Island
  • Stoker, Bram ~ Dracula
  • Stratton-Porter, Gene ~ A Girl of the Limberlost
  • Twain, Mark~ The Prince and the Pauper
  • Twain, Mark ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 
  • Verne, Jules ~ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Verne, Jules ~ From the Earth to the Moon
  • Verne, Jules ~ The Mysterious Island


  1. Welcome to the club! We share some similar titles. Great choices!

  2. Sense and Sensibility!! Little Women!! Jane Eyre!!!

    Are my favorites off your list, so far. :) Welcome!

  3. We share a number of titles on our lists - welcome!
    PS I love your blog design!!!! Great choice.

  4. Thanks for the warm welcome! This is the first blog group that I have joined, so this is exciting. Glad you like the design Brona :)

  5. That list will be great for my summer reading ... love the blog, by the way!!! :)