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. March 2017 – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  2. February 2017 – Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayer
  3. January 2017 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  4. December 2016 – Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories by L.M. Montgomery (and Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver)
  5. November 2016 – The Runaways by Elizabeth Goudge
  6. October 2016 – Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (NA)
  7. September 2016 – Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
  8. August 2016 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  9. July 2016 – High King (Chronicles of Prydain) by Lloyd Alexander
  10. June 2016 –
  11. May 2016 – Twilight Land by Howard Pyle
  12. April 2016 – The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  13. March 2016 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  14. February 2016 – Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers (NF)
  15. January 2016 – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  16. December 2015 – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. November 2015 – A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis (NF)
  18. October 2015 – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  19. September 2015 – Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (NA)
  20. August 2015 – Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry
  21. July 2015 – Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  22. June 2015 – The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli (NA)
  23. April/May 2015 – Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  24. March 2015 – My Antonia by Willa Cather
  25. February 2015 – Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  26. January 2015 – O Pioneers by Willa Cather
  27. December 2014 – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  28. November 2014 – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  29. October 2014 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  30. September 2014 – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  31. August 2014 – Middlemarch by George Eliot
  32. July 2014 – Emma by Jane Austen
  33. June 2014 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  34. May 2014 – Persuasion by Jane Austen
  35. April 2014 – The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  36. March 2014 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  37. February 2014 – Silas Marner by George Eliot
  38. January 2014 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

What Else I Plan To Read:

  1. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  4. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  5. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  6. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  7. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  8. Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton
  9. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  10. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
  11. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  12. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  13. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  14. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  15. Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  16. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
  17. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  18. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
  19. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  20. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  21. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  22. Brothers Karamasov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  23. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  24. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  25. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  26. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  27. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (NF)
  28. How To Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff (NF)
  29. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (NF)
  30. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (NF)
  31. M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (NA)
  32. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (NA)
  33. Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (NA)
  34. 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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