The Classics Club

Classics Club

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The Classics Club is a club created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books. There’s no time limit to join.You simply sign up to read and write on your blog about at least 50 classic books in at most five years.

The books on this list are all books I own, either physical books on the bookshelves or e-books on Kindle. I would like to think that I’ll read them within the next five years (that is by April 2018!!). I like the fact that this doesn’t have to be a fixed list and I’ve altered it several times – this is my current list.

I’ve listed them in a-z author order. I’ve read the books shown in bold:

  1. Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon by Jane Austen – finished 24 August 2015
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – finished 29 June 2014
  3. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R D Blackmore
  4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (a re-read) – read in November 2014
  5. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchanfinished 21 February 2014
  6. My Antonia by Willa Cather – finished 26 September 2013
  7. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins – finished 30 September 2015
  8. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  9. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns –finished 23 June 2017
  10. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens – finished 29 June 2013
  11. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  12. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  13. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
  14. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens – finished 10 October 2015
  15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. Adam Bede by George Eliot – finished 18 September 2015
  18. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot – finished 21 April 2016
  19. Romola by George Eliot
  20. Silas Marner by George Eliot – finished 29 November 2016
  21. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  22. Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
  23. The Forsyte Saga (1-3) by John Galsworthy
  24. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  25. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  26. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell – finished 26 April 2017
  27. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  28. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  29. South Riding by Winifred Holtby – finished 19 August 2017
  30. Washington Square by Henry James – finished 17 December 2013
  31. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling – finished 17 July 2016 
  32. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – finished 16 July 2013
  33. The Call of the Wild by Jack London – finished 10 December 2014
  34. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  35. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  36. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – finished 20 November 2013
  37. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  38. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  39. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – finished 20 September 2015
  40. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
  41. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  42. Barchester Towers (Barsetshire Chronicles, #2) by Anthony Trollope – finished 22 February 2015
  43. Doctor Thorne (Barsetshire Chronicles, #3) by Anthony Trollope – finished 3 March 2016
  44. Framley Parsonage (Barsetshire Chronicles, #4) by Anthony Trollope
  45.  The Small House at Allington (Barsetshire Chronicles, #5) by Anthony Trollope
  46. The Last Chronicle of Barset (Barsetshire Chronicles, #6) by Anthony Trollope
  47. The Time Machine by H G Wells – finished 29 March 2014
  48. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton – finished 22 February 2014
  49. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  50. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf – finished 1 May 2016

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