Classics Club

The Classics Club is a sort of blogger challenge where you make a list of 50 or more classics and pledge to try to read them in 5 years or less. Rereads allowed! Check it out here.

And here is my list of 50 books! Books 1-9 are rereads. When I write a review to one of these books, I'll post the link up here as well as on the review page.
Wish me luck! I'm setting my end date at October 21st, 2018.
  1. Persuasion by Jane Austen (Here is a post I wrote on Wentworth.)
  2. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
  5. Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  7. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
  8. The Black Arrow by Robert Lewis Stevenson
  9. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  10. The White Company by A. Conan Doyle
  11. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  12. 1984 by George Orwell
  13. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
  14. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  15. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
  16. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
  17. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  18. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  19. The Trial by Franz Kafka 
  20. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  21. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
  22. Ben Hur by Lew Wallace
  23. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
  24. The Making of a Marchioness by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  25. The Shuttle by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  26. No Name by Wilkie Collins
  27. Armadale by Wilkie Collins
  28. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 
  29. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  30. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  31. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  32. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  33. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  34. Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  35. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  36. The Bible (an ambitious undertaking, to be sure!)
  37. Othello by William Shakespeare
  38. Henry V by William Shakespeare
  39. An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
  40. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  41. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
  42. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  43. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  44. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  45. The Man Who would be King by Rudyard Kipling
  46. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  47. The Sea Wolf by Jack London
  48. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  49. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  50. Dracula by Bram Stoker


  1. Wonderful list! Gone with the Wind and Persuasion and Fahrenheit 451 are some of my favorites!

    1. I'm excited to read them (or reread them, in the case of the first two)!

      Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Oh, Gone With the Wind is my most treasured favorite. I'm excited that you'll be rereading it! :-) I'm also curious to read your #5. I read a Twain biography recently, and he was apparently very fond of that title. #15 is another favorite of mine. I'm currently rereading your #36. Very best wishes to you on this! Welcome to the club, Sophia.

    1. Twain's Joan of Arc is truly SPECTACULAR. :-) I highly recommend it. It took him twelve years to write it, I think. He researched it for ten years before actually putting pen to paper. He did consider it his finest work - and no one really knows about it! It's too bad.

      I'm glad you like Agnes Grey! I've read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre and loved them, so I thought that the third Bronte deserved a read as well... :-)

      And I suppose #36 could be considered a reread for me as well - it's just I've never sat down and read it cover to cover.

  3. Great list! I'm currently having a bit of a thorough peruse of your blog! haha

    I really loved The 39 Steps when I read it, and Cyrano de Bergerac is also great fun. I'm currently reading Villette as well and it is beautiful! I hope you really enjoy chomping your way through these :) It should be a great experience for you!
    Dashing Good Books

    1. Peruse away!
      I am so excited to read all these books - especially Cyrano. I've seen the movie and I love the story, so actually reading it should be awesome.


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