Classics Club

Updated 3/15/17 (still very much in process)

I’m attempting to read 60 classic books in five years.  I’ve joined the Classics Club to give myself a little motivation; their definition of “classic” is simply something published more than 25 years ago.

On this page, you can find all the books I’m planning to read, along with links to the books that I’ve already read and reviewed.

Books I’ve read so far:

  1. May 2017 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. April 2017 – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  3. March 2017 – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  4. February 2017 – Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayer
  5. January 2017 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  6. December 2016 – Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories by L.M. Montgomery (and Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver)
  7. November 2016 – The Runaways by Elizabeth Goudge
  8. October 2016 – Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (NA)
  9. September 2016 – Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
  10. August 2016 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  11. July 2016 – High King (Chronicles of Prydain) by Lloyd Alexander
  12. June 2016 – none?
  13. May 2016 – Twilight Land by Howard Pyle
  14. April 2016 – The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  15. March 2016 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. February 2016 – Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers (NF)
  17. January 2016 – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  18. December 2015 – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  19. November 2015 – A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis (NF)
  20. October 2015 – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  21. September 2015 – Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (NA)
  22. August 2015 – Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry
  23. July 2015 – Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  24. June 2015 – The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli (NA)
  25. April/May 2015 – Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  26. March 2015 – My Antonia by Willa Cather
  27. February 2015 – Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  28. January 2015 – O Pioneers by Willa Cather
  29. December 2014 – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  30. November 2014 – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  31. October 2014 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  32. September 2014 – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  33. August 2014 – Middlemarch by George Eliot
  34. July 2014 – Emma by Jane Austen
  35. June 2014 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  36. May 2014 – Persuasion by Jane Austen
  37. April 2014 – The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  38. March 2014 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  39. February 2014 – Silas Marner by George Eliot
  40. January 2014 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

What Else I Plan To Read:

  1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  2. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  6. Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton
  7. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  8. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
  9. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  10. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  11. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  12. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  13. Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  14. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
  15. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  16. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
  17. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  18. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  19. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  20. Brothers Karamasov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  21. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  22. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  23. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  24. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  25. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (NF)
  26. How To Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff (NF)
  27. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (NF)
  28. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (NF)
  29. M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (NA)
  30. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (NA)
  31. Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (NA)
  32. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois (NA)

NA = Newbery Award
NF = nonfiction

P.S. Please let me know if you see any spelling mistakes in titles or authors and I’ll correct them.  I tried to double check everything but it’s possible I missed some errors.




9 Responses to Classics Club

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