The Classics Club Reading Challenge

I’m joining the Classics Club today, 6th of September 2019. My goal is to read 50 classics within 5 years, so by 6th September 2024.

Here is the list of books that I have selected, listed in the order that I want to read them. I might make changes as I go along. I selected books that I have heard of before, a few that I have read and others that look interesting, based on the title.

Most of these books are available for free online. Watch out for my progress updates as I move along.

I will post my reviews here and on the classics book club blog.

1. Pride and Prejudice : Jane Austen – Completed 26/09/2019
2. Little Women : Louisa May Alcott
3. Things Fall Apart : Chinua Achebe
4. A Doll’s House : Ibsen Henrick Completed 6th December 2019
5. The Prince and the Pauper: Mark Twain
6. Emma : Jane Austen – Completed 30th October 2019
7. The Blind Assassin : Margaret Atwood
8. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall : Anne Bronte
9. Katherine : Anya Seton
10. Wuthering Heights : Emily Bronte
11. Colored Man Round the World : David Dorr
12. Marriage : Susan Ferrier
13. The Color Purple : Alice Walker
14. A Tale of Two Cities : Charles Dickens
15. Jane Eyre : Charlotte Bronte
16. The Story of an African Farm : Olive Schreiner
17. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain
18. The Comedy of Errors : William Shakespeare
19. The Pirates of Malaysia: Emilio Salgari
20. A Grain of Wheat : Ngugi wa Thiong’o
21. The Professor : Charlotte Bronte
22. An Ideal Husband : Oscar Wilde
23. The Importance of Being Earnest : Oscar Wilde
24. Persuasion : Jane Austen
25. Jo’s Boys : Louisa May Alcott
26. A Handmaid’s Tale : Margaret Atwood
27. Sense and Sensibility : Jane Austen
28. The Invisible Man : Ralph Ellison
29. Little Men : Louisa May Alcott
30. Northanger Abbey : Jane Austen
31. Mansfield Park : Jane Austen
32. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer : Mark Twain
33. Frankenstein : Mary Shelley
34. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : Robert Louis Stevenson
35. Vanity Fair : William Makepeace Thackeray
36. Gulliver’s Travels : Jonathon Swift
37. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding : Julia Strachey
38. Treasure Island: Robert Louis Stevenson
39. Of Mice and Men : John Steinbeck
40. King Solomon’s Mines : H. R Haggard
41. Satires : Horace
42. Gone with the Wind : Margaret Mitchell
43. Man and Superman : George Bernard Shaw
44. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Howard Pyle
45. Little Dorrit : Charles Dickens
46. Much Ado About Nothing: William Shakespeare
47. The Hunchback of Notre Dame : Victor Hugo
48. The Bride of Lammermoor : Sir Walter Scott
49. Dracula : Bram Stoker
50. The Hobbit : J.R.R. Tolkien

8 thoughts on “The Classics Club Reading Challenge

  1. Welcome to the Club! Hope you enjoy being a member as much as I do. 😀 Great list! I’m especially thrilled to see King Solomon’s Mines on there – a lifelong favourite. And Treasure Island too! I’m intrigued that you’ve got Marriage on your list – I read it a few months ago and don’t think I’ve ever seen it on anyone else’s list, or read any reviews of it. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it…


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