The Classics Club: My List

The Classics Club was created to encourage people to read Classics over a longer period, rather than solely in a one year challenge.  According to the rules you can take up to five years and list any number of books.  If you’re interested in joining click here.

I’ve given myself the full five years (March 8, 2017) and I have decided on 70 books I’ve never read, plus 15 re-reads for a total of 85 100 books.  I wasn’t quite sure how to list them so I have listed them below divided by original publication language and then in order of publication.  The overwhelming majority are English, but I made sure to include at least one book from each continent (except Antarctica, due to a lack of native language/population).  (I will also be reading them all in English.)  So without further ado here are my books:

Re-Reads

New Reads

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17 thoughts on “The Classics Club: My List

  1. I’m also going to be re-reading Sense & Sensibility!! We have many of the same titles on our lists. :D

    (Pssst. You should read Gone With the Wind first.) ;)

    • Gone with the Wind is definitely going to happen this year as it’s part of another challenge which is great. As soon as I can find a copy I plan on reading it! Thanks for the awesome group and the impetus to push all of us into actually reading more of the Classics!

  2. Love the list! I see some that are on my list as well! I have a tender spot in my heart for Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The story is quite good, but the political ideology turn a lot of people off. I’m looking forward to sharing the experience of this challenge with everyone involved!

    • Thanks for the comment! I’ve always been intrigued by Atlas Shrugged and am definitely looking forward to reading it, especially for its political ideology.

      • Awesome! Then may I make a suggestion? I’d read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead before tackling Atlas Shrugged. A lot of the ideology’s foundation is in that book, in my opinion, and I’m glad I did so, because it allowed me to understand a bit more of what Rand was getting at.

  3. I like the way your list is divided by the nationality of the author. I wonder what mine would look like if I did it that way. I’m sure it would be overwhelmingly British/American, partly because I distrust translations. I always feel as if I might be “missing something” in the translation.

    Happy reading!

    • Thanks! I was trying to think of a different way than either by language or by year. I also distrust translations and really wish I could read a lot more novels in their native language and actually found it difficult to find novels translated from some native languages. (Like people in Africa writing in either Arabic or French.)

  4. Great list, we have many in common. I loved Persuasion even more than Pride and Prejudice, and To Kill a mockingbird was fabulous on audiobook as narrated by Sissy Spacek. Enjoy your reads! I look forward to your reviews, looks like your making great progress.

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