The Classics Club

 The Classics Club was launched in March 2012 by blogger Jillian and was given its own site in August 2012. The goal is to pick 50+ classic novels and read and talk about them all within five years.

End Date: March 10, 2021
Total Books: 55
Books I' m Most Excited to Read: all of the Faulkner and the Russian novels
Books I'm Most Intimidated By: Dickens and The Woman in White
Prizes: After every 5 books read, I'll buy an Oxford World's Classics Hardcover to add to my collection. After every 10 books read, I'll also buy a Penguin Deluxe Edition classic. Once the entire list is finished, I'll treat myself to a shopping spree at Barnes and Noble.

My List:

  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  3. Emma by Jane Austen*
  4. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  5. Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  6. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  7. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins*
  8. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens*
  9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams*
  10. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  11. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  12. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
  13. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  14. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  15. The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
  16. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas*
  17. The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot
  18. Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner* ✔
  19. Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner ✔
  20. The Reivers by William Faulkner*
  21. Sanctuary by William Faulkner 
  22. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ✔
  23. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  24. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  25. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  26. The Sons by Franz Kafka*
  27. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez*
  28. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston*
  29. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L 'Engle*
  30. The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
  31. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  32. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald*
  33. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  34. Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
  35. Ada,or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov*
  36. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
  37. 1984 by George Orwell*
  38. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit*
  39. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley* ✓
  40. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith ✓
  41. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  42. The Magus by John Fowles
  43. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  44. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  45. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
  46. The Path to the Spiders' Nests by Italo Calvino
  47. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde*
  48. On the Road by Jack Kerouac 
  49. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  50. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut


  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
  3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens*
  4. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger*
  5. A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare

Completed: 5/55

*I own it