Classics Club

I joined the Classics Club!  Basically, this means that I pledge to read 50 classics in the next 5 years (by November 15, 2017), which is a good way to help diversify my reading!  I also am going to read many of the classics from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, so I can kill two birds with one stone!

Here is my list, in no particular order, and I’ll link my reviews as I read!

  1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – January 2014
  2. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway – Jan 2013
  3. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway – January 2014
  4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – Book Club Part 1 & Part 2 – April 2014
  5. Robinson Crusoe – Defoe
  6. Joseph Andrews – Fielding
  7. Fanny Hill – Cleland
  8. The Vicar of Wakefield – Goldsmith
  9. Humphry Clinker – Smollett
  10. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway – Jan 2014
  11. Aesop’s Fables
  12. Metamorphoses – Ovid
  13. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton
  14. Aithiopika – Heliodorus
  15. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
  16. A Christmas Carol – read December 2013
  17. The Pilgrim’s Progress – Bunyan
  18. The Princess of Cleves
  19. A Tale of a Tub – Swift
  20. Love in Excess – Haywood
  21. Moll Flanders – Defoe
  22. Roxana – Defoe
  23. Gulliver’s Travels – Swift
  24. A Modest Proposal – Swift
  25. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus
  26. Pamela – Richardson
  27. Clarissa – Richardson
  28. Roderick Random – Smollett
  29. Tom Jones – Fielding
  30. Peregrine Pickle – Smollett
  31. Sense and Sensibility – Austen
  32. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Jan 2013
  33. Gone with the Wind
  34. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (my first ever video book review!)
  35. King Lear of the Steppes
  36. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote – Dec 2013
  37. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Dec 2013 
  38. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier – Jan 2014
  39. Alias Grace – Atwood
  40. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  41. Xingu by Edith Wharton – 2012
  42. Melmouth the Wanderer
  43. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and My. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – 2012
  44. Last of the Mohicans
  45. The Fall of the House of Usher – Poe – read summer 2013
  46. Oliver Twist
  47. The Pit and the Pendulum – Poe – read summer 2013
  48. The Purloined Letter – Poe – read summer 2013
  49. Moby Dick
  50. The House of the Seven Gables

February 2013 Update: Here is my Classics Club Spin list!  They chose #14 and my Spin List says I have to read Frankenstein by April!

14 thoughts on “Classics Club

  1. I’m saying this because I consider you a friend: Don Quixote is ver-very boring. And the language in which it is written is very old and incomprehensible.
    I can’t read a line withouth checking the dicionary at least one time…
    I would change that book for another…

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