Classics Club

Updated 9/20/17 (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 (or not reviewed but still read as the case may be).

Books I’ve read so far:

  1. October 2017 – Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (NF)
  2. September 2017 – Village Diary by Miss Read
  3. August 2017 – none (Alaska vacation!)
  4. July 2017 – A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
  5. June 2017 – Auntie Mame by
  6. May 2017 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  7. April 2017 – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  8. March 2017 – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  9. February 2017 – Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayer
  10. January 2017 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  11. December 2016 – Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories by L.M. Montgomery (and Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver)
  12. November 2016 – The Runaways by Elizabeth Goudge
  13. October 2016 – Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (NA)
  14. September 2016 – Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
  15. August 2016 – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  16. July 2016 – High King (Chronicles of Prydain) by Lloyd Alexander
  17. June 2016 – none
  18. May 2016 – Twilight Land by Howard Pyle
  19. April 2016 – The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  20. March 2016 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  21. February 2016 – Creed or Chaos? by Dorothy Sayers (NF)
  22. January 2016 – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  23. December 2015 – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  24. November 2015 – A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis (NF)
  25. October 2015 – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  26. September 2015 – Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (NA)
  27. August 2015 – Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry
  28. July 2015 – Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  29. June 2015 – The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli (NA)
  30. April/May 2015 – Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  31. March 2015 – My Antonia by Willa Cather
  32. February 2015 – Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  33. January 2015 – O Pioneers by Willa Cather
  34. December 2014 – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  35. November 2014 – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  36. October 2014 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  37. September 2014 – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  38. August 2014 – Middlemarch by George Eliot
  39. July 2014 – Emma by Jane Austen
  40. June 2014 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  41. May 2014 – Persuasion by Jane Austen
  42. April 2014 – The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  43. March 2014 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  44. February 2014 – Silas Marner by George Eliot
  45. 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. How To Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff (NF) (not at BCPL)
  26. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (NF)
  27. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (NF)
  28. M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (NA)
  29. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (NA)
  30. Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (NA)
  31. 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.

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9 Responses to Classics Club

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  4. Pingback: Classics Club, Book #8: Middlemarch (from August 2014) | Salmon and Souvlaki

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