The Classics Club Challenge

The Classics Club Challenge - 50 Classics in 5 Years
[Updated] The Classics Club is an event/challenge initially hosted by Jill of the book blog A Room of One's Own [now defunct] and now has it's own website. I loved reading the classics as a teen and in college but as an adult I haven't devoted as much time to catching up with my personal library of unread classics as well as exploring some new-to-me classics and re-discovering some old favorites. Jill's challenge is to read 50+ classics within the next 5 years. I thought that was a doable goal so I decided to jump on board.

Below are my 50 classics. Most of them I haven't read but I threw in a few of my very favorite classics that I want to re-read. I'll be updating this list with links to my reviews.

Start Date - March 2012
End Date - March 2017

Check out my Classics Club Project bookshelves on Powell's!

  1. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (READ)
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (READ)
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum  (READ)
  4. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (READ) 
  5. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (READ)
  6. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (READ)
  7. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (READ)
  8. The Good Earth by Pearl Buck (READ)
  9. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (CURRENTLY READING)
  10. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (re-read)
  11. The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges
  12. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  13. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  14. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (re-read)
  15. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  16. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
  17. Les Miserables by Hugo Victor
  18. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe
  19. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  20. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  21. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  22. Don Quixote by Cervantes
  23. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  24. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  25. The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson
  26. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  27. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (re-read)
  28. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  29. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  30. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  31. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccacio
  32. Summer by Edith Wharton
  33. The Mabinogion by Anonymous
  34. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  35. The American by Henry James
  36. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  37. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  38. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  39. The Republic by Plato
  40. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  41. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  42. Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (re-read)
  43. The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
  44. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  45. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  46. Like Water For Chocolate/Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  47. House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  48. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Expurey
  49. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  50. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
Adam Bede by George Eliot
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (re-read)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (re-read)

Flatland by Edwin Abbott
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
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