The Classics Club

A real feast for all classics fans out there, The Classics Club is the idea initiated on The Classics Club blog. Everyone can join in, and the idea behind it is essentially to create a list of 50+ classic books you want to read, give yourself a set amount of time (max. five years) to read those books, and then write posts and connect with other people who also like and read classics! This fantastic challenge can help you read more classic books, explore classics in more details, and connect with other bloggers who also like and read good ol’ literature.

I aim to read my list of 50 classic books by the 1st October 2025! 🙂

Here is my list of the books I’ve chosen:

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  5. Emma by Jane Austen
  6. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  7. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  8. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  9. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
  10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  11. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  12. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  13. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  14. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  16. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  17. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  18. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  19. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  20. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  21. Lineman Thiel by Gerhart Hauptmann
  22. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  23. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  24. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  25. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  26. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  27. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  28. Solaris by Stanisław Lem
  29. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  30. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  31. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  32. Love in Times of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  33. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  34. 1984 by George Orwell
  35. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  36. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  37. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  38. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  39. The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck
  40. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
  41. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  42. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  43. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  44. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  45. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  46. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  47. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  48. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  49. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  50. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Feel free to ask me any questions about the challenge, share your views and recommendations, and I hope you will all enjoy my journey as much as I enjoy it!

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