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