Classics Club


The Classics Club is a fun challenge to read 50 or more classics within 5 years time, and review them on a blog. The books you pick yourself, and there’s no guideline as to what a classic is.

Here my Classics Club list. I will add reviews and link as I finish reading these.


  1. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Two Years Before the Mast, Richard Henry Dana
  3. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  4. A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  5. Phanatastes, George MacDonald
  6. Lilith, George  MacDonald
  7. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Mark Twain
  8. The Adventures of  Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  9. The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain
  10. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain
  11. The  Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
  12. The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmuska Orczy
  13. The House of Arden, Edith Nesbit
  14. Harding’s Luck, Edith Nesbit
  15. Strong Poison, Dorothy Sayers
  16. Therese Raquin, Emile Zola
  17. Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northrup
  18. The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope
  19. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
  20. Mr. Midshipman Easy, Frederick Marryat
  21. Heart of Darkness,  Joseph Conrad
  22. Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad
  23. Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
  24. Utopia, Sir Thomas More
  25. Beowulf, Seamus Heaney
  26. The Once and Future King, T.H. White
  27. Lorna Doona, R.D. Blackmore
  28. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  29. The Remains of Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  30. The House of Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  31. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  32. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace  Thackeray
  33. Walden, Thoreau
  34. The Lost Prince, Frances Hodges Burnett
  35. The Innocence of Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton
  36. Manalive, G.K.Chesterton
  37. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskall
  38. Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskall
  39. To Have and to Hold, Mary Johnston
  40. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  41. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
  42. Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  43. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
  44. The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner
  45. For Whom the Bells Toll, Hemingway
  46. A Room with a View, Forster
  47. Howard’s End, Forster
  48. Tess of the D’urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  49. The Portrait of a Lady, James Henry
  50. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  51. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
  52. Kenilworth, Sir Walter Scott
  53. Rob Roy, Sir Walter Scott
  54. The Pirate, Sir Walter Scott
  55. Freckles, Gene Stratton Porter
  56. Three Men in Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
  57. Scaramouche, Rafael Sabatini
  58. The Age of Chivalry, Thomas Bulfinch
  59. The Legens of Charlemagne, by Thomas Bulfinch
  60. Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight, Burton Raffel
  61. Castle of Otranto, Horace Walpole
  62. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
  63. The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  64. Watership Down, Richard Adams
  65. Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
  66. Dubliners, James Joyce
  67. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  68. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  69. Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson
  70. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
  71. Ben Hur, Lew Wallace
  72. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  73. One  Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  74. The Complete Angler, Izaak Walton
  75. Sir Nigel, Sir Arthur Donan Coyle
  76. The White Company, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  77. The Lost World, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  78. A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  79. The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  80. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  81. Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  82. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  83. The Hound of the  Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  84. The Valley of Fear, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  85. His Last Bow, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  86. The Casebook of  Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  87. Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami
  88. 1Q84, Haruki Murakami
  89. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
  90. Days With Sir Roger de Coverley, Richard Steele
  91. She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith
  92. The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith
  93. I, Promessi Sposi, Alessandro Manzoni
  94. Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
  95. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
  96. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  97. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  98. The Cricket on the Hearth, Charles Dickens
  99. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  100. The Black Arrow, Robert Louis Stevenson
  101. Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
  102. Silas Marner, George Eliot
  103. The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
  104. My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
  105. Lady Susan, Jane Austen
  106. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  107. The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
  108. Hereward, the Last of the English, Charles Kingsley
  109. Westward Ho!, Charles Kingsley
  110. Alton Locke,  Charles Kingsley
  111. Daisy Chains, Charlotte Yonge
  112. The Trial, Charlotte Yonge
  113. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
  114. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  115. Shirley, Charlotte Bronte
  116. The Professor, Charlotte Bronte
  117. Agnes Grey, Charlotte Bronte
  118. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  119. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  120. The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
  121. The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
  122. The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien
  123. I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  124. Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan
  125. Song of the Lark, Willa Cather
  126. My Antonia, Willa Cather
  127. Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
  128. The Time-Machine, H.G. Wells
  129. War of  the Worlds, H.G. Wells
  130. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
  131. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  132. Alhambra, Washington Irving
  133. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  134. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
  135. The Bible in Spain, Borrow
  136. Lavengro, Borrow
  137. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
  138. We Have Always Lived in a Castle, Shirley Jackson
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