The Classics Club

The Classics Club is a club created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books. There’s no time limit to join and you’re most welcome, as long as you’re willing to sign up to read and write on your blog about 50+ classic books in at most five years. The perk is that, not only will you have read 50+ incredible (or at the very least thought-provoking) works in five years, you’ll get to do it along with all of these people. Join us! We’re very friendly. (From the website.)

I have chosen 50 books to read in the next 5 years, end date Sept 30, 2017 (hopefully it won't take me that long!)  I've recently discovered that I do like Classics and it's my goal to explore this world as thoroughly as I can.  So The Classics Club is perfect and I look forward to being a part of this community.  Here is my first list of 50:

1. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
2. The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
3. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
4. 1984 - George Orwell
5. A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
6. Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
7. The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
8. Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
9. Pamela - Samuel Robertson
10. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
11. Atonement - Ian McEwen
12. White Teeth - Zadie Smith
13. Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry
14. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
15. Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels
16. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
17. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
18. Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
19. The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
20. The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood
21. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
22. Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood
23. The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
24. Beloved - Toni Morrison
25. The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
26. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
27. Surfacing - Margaret Atwood
28. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
29. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
30. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
31. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
32. Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
33. Native Son - Richard Wright
34. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
35. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell
36. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
37. The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
38. The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
39. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
40. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne
41. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
42. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
43. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
44. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
45. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
46. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
47. Emma - Jane Austen
48. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
49. Candide - Voltaire
50. The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan


  1. Wonderful list! I love that you've got some Atwood and Austen on it!

  2. we have many of the same books but then there are a few on your list I have never heard of. Looks like a great list!


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