The Classics Club

I have stayed away from classics for the most part since I graduated from college, and I wanted to start reading them again. I think I needed a little extra motivation, so when I saw this club, I thought this could be just what I need.  I figure I should be done about 5 years from now.

My list: 


  1. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (Dec. 2013)
  2. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  3. Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
  4. The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
  5. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton (Dec 2013)
  6. Diary of Anne Frank  - Anne Frank
  7. The Beautiful and the Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  8. Passage to India - E.M. Forster
  9. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway-(Sept.2013)
  10. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving
  11. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  12. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  13. Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  14. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
  15. 1984- George Orwell
  16. Silas Marner - George Eliot
  17. Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger
  18. A Midsummer's Nights Dream - William Shakespeare
  19. Stranger - Albert Camus
  20. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  21. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  22. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  23. Walden - Henry David Thoreau
  24. The Woodlanders - Thomas Hardy
  25. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  26. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
  27. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  28. Paradise Lost - John Milton
  29. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 
  30. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  31. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  32. The Divine Comedy -  Dante
  33. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  34. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  35. Watership Down - Richard Adams
  36. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis (Dec. 23)
  37. The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann Wyss
  38. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
  39. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  40. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
  41. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  42. Great Expecations - Charles Dickens
  43. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
  44. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
  45. Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac
  46. Ghosts - Henrik Ibsen
  47. I Capture the Castle- Dodie Smith
  48. A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
  49. Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
  50. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde


  1. I just read A Streetcar Named Desire. It was so good!

    1. I love it! It will be a reread for me, but I have thing for Tennessee Williams!

  2. I've read The Beautiful and Damned and A Moveable Feast for the Classics Club. I can highly recommend joining in the spins, read-alongs and other group activities as a way to inspire you to read another classic in good company :-)

    1. I definitely need to! I need to pay more attention to what is going on. Lol.

  3. I love this idea! There are still a lot of classics I feel like I should read, but I'm never very motivated. :P I read Great Expectations a few years back and it was actually really good; several of these I grew up on, like The Hobbit, Peter Pan, and The Secret Garden. I haven't yet read The Importance of Being Earnest, but I was recently introduced to the film, and it was hilarious. ^_^

    1. I have kind of fallen behind on this, but I still like the idea. It is going to take me longer than I anticipated I think! Lol. My motivations not there a whole lot either, for classics. I loved the movie The Importance of Being Earnest!! That is why I put it on here. I have read some of these before, and want to go back and read them again; some I have never read at all. I never read Peter Pan though!


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