The Classics Club

Here’s the goal: a minimum of 50 classics in a maximum of 5 years.

I’ll be marking off titles and posting reviews as I read.  My deadline is July 3, 2017.

You can learn more here.

My Classics Club Book List

(alphabetical by author)

(serial titles are listed chronologically)

*re-read

  1. Little Women//L.M. Alcott* REVIEW
  2. An Old Fashioned Girl//L.M. Alcott* REVIEW
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings//Maya Angelou
  4. Pride & Prejudice//Jane Austen*
  5. Persuasion//Jane Austen  REVIEW
  6. Northanger Abbey//Jane Austen
  7. Go Tell it On the Mountain//James Baldwin
  8. Fahrenheit 451//Ray Bradbury
  9. To My Husband and Other Poems//Anne Bradstreet
  10. Caddie Woodlawn//Carol Ryrie Brink*
  11. Jane Eyre//Charlotte Bronte
  12. East Wind, West Wind//Pearl S. Buck
  13. The Pilgrim’s Progress//John Bunyan REVIEW
  14. A Little Princess//Frances Hodgson Burnett*
  15. Mildred Pierce//James A. Cain
  16. What Katy Did//Susan Coolidge*
  17. The Red Badge of Courage//Stephen Crane
  18. Letters from an American Farmer//Hector St. John de Crevecoeur
  19. Little Dorrit//Charles Dickens
  20. The Old Curiosity Shop//Charles Dickens
  21. The Brothers Karamazov//Fyodor Dostoyevsky REVIEW
  22. Crime and Punishment//Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  23. The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass//Fredrick Douglass REVIEW
  24. An American Tragedy//Theodore Dreiser
  25. Invisible Man//Ralph Ellison
  26. Middlemarch//George Eliot
  27. Silas Marner//George Eliot
  28. The Waste Land//T. S. Eliot REVIEW
  29. As I Lay Dying//William Faulkner
  30. The Beautiful and the Damned//F. Scott Fitzgerald
  31. The Great Gatsby//F. Scott Fitzgerald REVIEW
  32. Madame Bovary//Gustave Flaubert
  33. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin//Benjamin Franklin
  34. North & South//Elizabeth Gaskell
  35. The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire//Edward Gibbon
  36. A Raisin in the Sun//Lorraine Hansberry
  37. For Whom the Bell Tolls//Ernest Hemingway
  38. The Old Man and the Sea//Ernest Hemingway*
  39. King of the Wind//Marguerite Henry*  REVIEW
  40. Les Miserables//Victor Hugo
  41. Portrait of a Lady//Henry James
  42. To Kill a Mockingbird//Harper Lee* REVIEW
  43. Betsy-Tacy//Maud Hart Lovelace* REVIEW
  44. Betsy-Tacy and Tib//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  45. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  46. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  47. Heaven to Betsy//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  48. Betsy in Spite of Herself//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  49. Betsy Was a Junior//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  50. Betsy and Joe//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  51. Betsy and the Great World//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  52. Betsy’s Wedding//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  53. Emily of Deep Valley//Maud Hart Lovelace*
  54. Moby Dick//Herman Melville
  55. Gone With the Wind//Margaret Mitchell REVIEW
  56. The Death of a Salesman//Arthur Miller
  57. Anne of Green Gables//Lucy Maud Montgomery* REVIEW
  58. Anne of Avonlea//Lucy Maud Montgomery*
  59. Anne of the Island//Lucy Maud Montgomery*
  60. Anne of Windy Poplars//Lucy Maud Montgomery*
  61. Anne’s of House of Dreams//Lucy Maud Montgomery*
  62. Anne of Ingleside//Lucy Maud Montgomery*
  63. Rainbow Valley//Lucy Maud Montgomery**
  64. Rilla of Ingleside//Lucy Maud Montgomery**
  65. The Scarlet Pimpernel//Baroness Orczy
  66. Common Sense//Thomas Paine
  67. Pygmalion//George Bernard Shaw
  68. The Jungle//Upton Sinclair
  69. East of Eden//John Steinbeck
  70. The Grapes of Wrath//John Steinbeck
  71. Of Mice and Men//John Steinbeck
  72. All-of-a-Kind Family//Sydney Taylor*
  73. All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown//Sydney Taylor*
  74. More All-of-a-Kind Family//Sydney Taylor*
  75. All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown//Sydney Taylor*
  76. Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family//Sydney Taylor*
  77. Anna Karenina//Leo Tolstoy
  78. War & Peace//Leo Tolstoy
  79. The Warden//Anthony Trollope
  80. Around the World in 80 Days//Jules Verne*
  81. The Color Purple//Alice Walker
  82. Ben Hur//Lew Wallace*
  83. The Age of Innocence//Edith Wharton
  84. Charlotte’s Web//E. B. White*
  85. Stuart Little//E. B. White*
  86. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm//Kate Douglas Wiggin*
  87. The Importance of Being Ernest//Oscar Wilde
  88. Little House in the Big Woods//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  89. Little House on the Prairie//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  90. Farmer Boy//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  91. On the Banks of Plum Creek//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  92. By the Shores of Silver Lake//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  93. The Long Winter//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  94. Little Town on the Prairie//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  95. These Happy Golden Years//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  96. The First Four Years//Laura Ingalls Wilder*
  97. Glass Menagerie//Tennessee Williams
  98. Mrs. Dalloway//Virginia Woolf

Revised on 9/06/2012: Removed Tess of the D’urbervilles//Thomas Hardy and added What Katy Did//Susan Coolidge

Revised on 10/31/2012: Removed The Wind in the Willows//Kenneth Graham and added War & Peace//Leo Tolstoy

Added on 11/5/2012: The Jungle//Upton Sinclair, To My Husband and Other Poems//Anne Bradstreet

Added on 11/6/2012: The Old Man and the Sea//Ernest Hemingway

Added on 11/29/2012: Madame Bovary//Gustave Flaubert

Revised on 11/30/2012: Replaced Cranford//Elizabeth Gaskell with Wives and Daughters//Elizabeth Gaskell

Added on 1/3/2013: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm//Kate Douglas Wiggin

Added on 1/4/2013: Betsy-Tacy//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy-Tacy and Tib//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown//Maud Hart Lovelace*, King of the Wind//Marguerite Henry*, Charlotte’s Web//E. B. White**, Stuart Little//E. B. White**

Added on 2/10/2013: The Beautiful and the Damned//F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fahrenheit 451//Ray Bradbury, East Wind, West Wind//Pearl S. Buck, Letter’s from an American Farmer//Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Robinson Crusoe//Daniel Defoe, The Waste Land//T. S. Eliot, Heaven to Betsy//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy in Spite of Herself//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy Was a Junior//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy and Joe//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy and the Great World//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Betsy’s Wedding//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Emily of Deep Valley//Maud Hart Lovelace*, Anne of Avonlea//Lucy Maud Montgomery*, Anne of the Island//Lucy Maud Montgomery*, Anne of Windy Poplars//Lucy Maud Montgomery*, Anne’s of House of Dreams//Lucy Maud Montgomery*, Anne of Ingleside//Lucy Maud Montgomery*, Rainbow Valley//Lucy Maud Montgomery**, Rilla of Ingleside//Lucy Maud Montgomery**, Chronicles of Avonlea//Lucy Maud Montgomery, Further Chronicles of Avonlea//Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Road to Yesterday//Lucy Maud Montgomery, Little House in the Big Woods//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, Farmer Boy//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, On the Banks of Plum Creek//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, By the Shores of Silver Lake//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, The Long Winter//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, Little Town on the Prairie//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, These Happy Golden Years//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, The First Four Years//Laura Ingalls Wilder*, A Raisin in the Sun//Lorraine Hansberry, Glass Menagerie//Tennessee Williams, The Death of a Salesman//Arthur Miller, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings//Maya Angelou, Middlemarch//George Eliot

Added on 3/29/2013: East of Eden//John Steinbeck

Added on 4/23/2013: Swiss Family Robinson//Johann David Wyss

Added on 5/18/2013: The Red Badge of Courage//Stephen Crane

Added on 6/18/2013: All-of-a-Kind Family//Sydney Taylor*, All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown//Sydney Taylor*, More All-of-a-Kind Family//Sydney Taylor*, All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown//Sydney Taylor*, Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family//Sydney Taylor*, All the Kings Men//Robert Penn Warren

Added on 01/01/2014: Common Sense//Thomas Paine

Revised on 12/20/2015: Removed Don Quixote//Miguel de Cervantes, The Count of Monte Cristo//Alexandre Dumas, Robinson Crusoe//Daniel Defoe, Wives and Daughters//Elizabeth Gaskell, The Scarlet Letter//Nathaniel Hawthorne, Chronicles of Avonlea//Lucy Maud Montgomery, Further Chronicles of Avonlea//Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Road to Yesterday//Lucy Maud Montgomery, All the Kings Men//Robert Penn Warren, A Streetcar Named Desire//Tennessee Williams, Swiss Family Robinson//Johann David Wyss

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  2. I like this. :) Except for Grapes of Wrath…I really didn’t like that book in high school, and I doubt I’d like it now. But maybe -you- will! haha. Happy reading!

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    • I was wondering about that! I’ve seen BBC’s Cranford and I didn’t feel too compelled to read the book! I like Wives and Daughter’s so much better and am looking forward to finishing it!

      • I haven’t yet seen the BBC Cranford! I feel like they’re going to have to use some creative license and spice it up a bit to make it interesting.

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