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. Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns –finished 23 June 2017
  9. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens – finished 29 June 2013
  10. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  11. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  12. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens – finished 30 December 2017
  13. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens – finished 10 October 2015
  14. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  15. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. Adam Bede by George Eliot – finished 18 September 2015
  17. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot – finished 21 April 2016
  18. Romola by George Eliot
  19. Silas Marner by George Eliot – finished 29 November 2016
  20. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  21. Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
  22. The Forsyte Saga (1-3) by John Galsworthy
  23. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  24. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  25. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell – finished 26 April 2017
  26. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  27. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  28. South Riding by Winifred Holtby – finished 19 August 2017
  29. Washington Square by Henry James – finished 17 December 2013
  30. Three Man in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
  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. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  39. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – finished 18 June 2018
  40. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – finished 20 September 2015
  41. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
  42. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  43. Barchester Towers (Barsetshire Chronicles, #2) by Anthony Trollope – finished 22 February 2015
  44. Doctor Thorne (Barsetshire Chronicles, #3) by Anthony Trollope – finished 3 March 2016
  45. Framley Parsonage (Barsetshire Chronicles, #4) by Anthony Trollope
  46.  The Small House at Allington (Barsetshire Chronicles, #5) by Anthony Trollope
  47. The Last Chronicle of Barset (Barsetshire Chronicles, #6) by Anthony Trollope
  48. The Time Machine by H G Wells – finished 29 March 2014
  49. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton – finished 22 February 2014
  50. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf – finished 1 May 2016

One thought on “The Classics Club”

  1. Hi! I’m the person who founded The Classics Club forever ago, then slunk away because I was slightly overwhelmed by how many people joined, ha ha! I just wanted to say hello to you & cheer you on in your list! I’ve read a few of these titles, & have a few on my own TBR. Sending good thoughts! 🙂


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