I think reading classics is important, though I'm now certain reading challenges just aren't for me.

My most recent post on my Classics List.

Why I joined the Classics Club:
The Classics Club is a fun way to motivate yourself to read those classics you've always been meaning to get to.  It's a community where you can find different opinions on a range of books.  I've committed myself to the club and to reading more classics.  Here are 60 titles I plan on reading by January 3, 2018.

A list of the classics I've read since 2013 below. I removed the numbers, because less pressure:

In alphabetical order:

The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
The Big and The Little, by Isaac Asimov
Emma, by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen
Northhanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., by Judy Blume
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë
Villette, by Charlotte Brontë
Tales of Angria, by Charlotte Brontë
Sonnets from the Portuguese, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
He Giveth His Beloved Sleep, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Appointment with Death, by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie
Lyrical Ballads, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth
The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
Generation X, by Douglas Coupland
Discourse on Method, by Rene Descartes
A Tale of Two Cities, by Dickens
Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
Three Series, Complete, by Emily Dickinson
Sherlock Holmes #2: The Sign of Four, by Arthur Conan Doyle
Medea, by Euripides
Middlemarch, by George Eliot
Snow White, by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James
Carrie, by Stephen King
The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence
Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery
Lives of Girls and Women, by Alice Munro
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Lady Lazarus, by Sylvia Plath
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
The Little Prince - de Saint-Exupery, Antoine
The Cat In The Hat, by Dr. Seuss
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
The Daemon of the World, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula's Guest, by Bram Stoker
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
Under The Knife, by H.G. Wells
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams
Kew Gardens, by Virginia Woolf
Solid Objects, by Virginia Woolf
The Waves, by Virginia Woolf

- This is living list. Don't be surprised if it changes! My original post is here. I can only guess at how many times I'll change it.

Memes, etc.:
October 2014
50 Classic Club Questions


  1. Anonymous7/5/14 14:20

    Nice list! We have a few books in common. My list keeps growing, too. :)

  2. I'm reading The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter this morning. So glad to see it on your list, along with Anne of Green Gables. :)

  3. Nice progress! We joined at almost the same time (I was Feb 2013) and you're much further ahead than I am :)

    1. I feel behind. I should be at 30, if not 40 by now...