Monday, March 12, 2012

The Classics Club



I saw this pop up on my reader and emails from a variety of places that I subscribe to and thought about whether I wanted to do this or not.  And the longer I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it, especially since I have been on a classics reading bing, even though I am still somehow managing to read more contemporary works as well.  I suppose it doesn't help that I have been on a classic reading kick lately and am quite enjoying them more than my contemporary reads (go figure...)

Basically its being hosted by a bunch of wonderful bloggers at The Classics Club.  Its quite simple in that you are setting the books and you set a time that you wish to complete the list of books that you will choose.  And its in a time frame that you feel you can handle, within a five year time frame. 

The basics are this:

  • choose 50+ classics
  • list them at your blog
  • choose a reading completion goal date up to five years in the future and note that date on your classics list of 50+ titles
  • come back here and link your classics list to this blog according to these instructions
  • write about each title on your list as you finish reading it, and link it to your main list
If you wish to join, you just have to click the photo that is provided and start finding those classics that you either wish to re-read or just wish to conquer (like my need to get Les Miserables read).  You don't need to copy me or others; just pick at least 50 classic titles that you wish to read.

So with out adieu, here is my list that I wish to complete by March 12, 2017

Aeschylus
• The Orestia

Alcott, Lousia May
• Little Woman

Austen, Jane
Emma *
• Lady Susan
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion *
Pride & Prejudice *
Sense & Sensibility *

Bronte, Anne
Agnes Grey
• The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Bronte, Charlotte
• Jane Eyre *
• The Professor
• Shirely
Villette

Bronte, Emily
Wuthering Heights

Carroll, Lewis
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Cervantes
• Don Quixote

Chaucer, Geoffrey
• The Canterbury Tales

Collins, Wilkie
• The Woman in White *
• The Moonstone

Dickens, Charles
• Bleak House **
• David Copperfield
• Great Expectations
• Hard Times
• Little Dorrit
• The Mystery of Edwin Drood
• The Old Curiosity Shop
• Oliver Twist *
• Pickwick Papers

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
• The Brothers Karamazov
Crime and Punishment

Conan Doyle, Arthur
The Hound of the Baskervilles **

Dumas, Alexandre
• The Count of Monte Cristo
• The Man in the Iron Mask

Eliot, George
• Adam Bede
• Daniel Deronda
• Middlemarch *
• The Mill on the Floss
• Ramola
• Silas Marner

Flaubert, Gustave
• Madame Bovary

Gaskell, Elizabeth
• Cranford
• The Life of Charlotte Bronte
• Mary Barton *
• North and South
• Ruth
Wives and Daughters

Hardy, Thomas
• Tess of the d'Urbervilles *

Hemingway, Ernest
A Farewell to Arms

Hugo, Victor
Les Miserables **

Machiavelli, Niccolo
The Prince

McCullough, Colleen
• The Thorn Birds

Melville, Herman
Moby Dick

Shakespeare, William
• Antony and Cleopatra
• As You Like It
• Cymbeline
Henry V **
• King Lear *
• Much Ado About Nothing
• Othello
• Perciles
• Richard III
Romeo and Juliet *
The Taming of the Shrew
• The Tempest
Twelfth Night *

Steinbeck, John
• East of Eden *

Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Hobbit

Tolstoy, Leo
Anna Karenina **
• War & Peace

Wharton, Edith
• The Age of Innocence
• The House of Mirth

Code
* Re-read
** Started prior to Book Club Starting
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