Hi everyone! I’m planning to join in on the “Classics Club“, which is a challenge to read 50 classic books in 5 years. I’m planning to read one a month so I’ll actually finish in just a little over 4 years. To start, I need to come up with my list of 50 books to read.
I’m planning to reread some of Jane Austen’s books because I’m also [sort-of, not really] participating in the “Motherhood and Jane Austen” online book club. So that’s six books for my first year but I need ideas for more! I’m thinking of reading some of the older Newbery Award winners and some Charles Dickens (any favorites to recommend?). I’ve never read To Kill a Mockingbird (*gasp, I know), I don’t remember Jane Eyre and I know there are more holes in my knowledge/education. I’m also open to non-fiction recommendations, which you would consider to be classic, important knowledge builders.
So…what recommendations can you share with me for must-read classic books? I’ll post my complete list in the next couple weeks! I’ll also be blogging each book as I finish reading it so perhaps some of you might like to read along with me?
(For inspiration, here’s the club’s “Big Book List“. And their definition of “classic” is simply something published more than 25 years ago.)