The Classics Club

The Classics Club is a club created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books. There’s no time limit to join and you’re most welcome, as long as you’re willing to sign up to read and write on your blog about 50+ classic books in at most five years. The perk is that, not only will you have read 50+ incredible (or at the very least thought-provoking) works in five years, you’ll get to do it along with all of these people.

‘Classic’ a book which people praise but don’t read

– Mark Twain

I can’t help but agree with Mark Twain. Nevertheless, I shall attempt to prove him wrong.

Below is my list of classics I’m aiming to read by September 12th 2024!

  1. The Scarlet Pimpernal by Emmuska Orczy
  2. A Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
  3. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers
  4. 4:50 at Paddington by Agatha Christie
  5. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  6. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  7. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  8. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  10. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  11. The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  12. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein
  13. Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkein
  14. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  15. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  16. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  17. Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  18. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  19. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  20. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  21. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  22. Wives and Daughter by Elizabeth Gaskell
  23. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
  24. Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
  25. Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
  26. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  27. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  28. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  29. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  30. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
  32. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  33. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  34. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  35. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle
  36. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  37. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
  38. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
  39. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  40. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  41. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  42. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling
  43. The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
  44. The Warrior Scarlett by Rosemary Sutcliff
  45. The Shield Ring by Rosemary Sutcliff
  46. The Knight’s Fee by Rosemary Sutcliff
  47. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
  48. Midnight is a Place by Joan Aiken
  49. Go Saddle the Sea by Joan Aiken
  50. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  51. Minnow on the Say by Phillipa Pearce
  52. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
  53. The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald