Jillian is hosting a long-term challenge called The Classics Club (see here for more information) and I am excited to announce my participation!

The idea is to unite all bloggers who are passionate about classics and make reading and discussing classics easier and more fun.  Every participant has to list at least 50 books at their blog, set a date to finish them all by and blog about them as they go.

Here are the basic details:

  • 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
  • write about each title on your list as you finish reading it, and link it to your main list
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Here are my details:
  • Number of classics – 60
  • Goal date to finish – 31st March 2017 (five years)
  • Most looking forward toVillette
  • Most scared to attemptThe Count of Monte Cristo
  • Prizes – I don’t own many of these books, so my prizes will be ongoing as I buy myself nice copies of the books I read.
  • Re-reads – 9 – Indicated below by Grey
  • New to me – 51

The Books:

    1. Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
    2. Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
    3. Jane Austen – Emma (Finished 29/04/12)
    4. Jane Austen – Persuasion
    5. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice (Finished 21/02/13)
    6. Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility
    7. J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan
    8. Anne Brontë – Agnes Grey
    9. Anne Brontë – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    10. Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
    11. Charlotte Brontë – Villette (Finished 06/01/13)
    12. Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights (Finished 04/04/12)
    13. Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange
    14. Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland (Finished 17/04/14)
    15. Lewis Carroll – Through the Looking Glass (Finished 17/04/14)
    16. Wilkie Collins – The Moonstone (Finished 26/10/13)
    17. Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White
    18. Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol (Finished 26/03/14)
    19. Charles Dickens – David Copperfield (Finished 09/03/12)
    20. Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (Finished 22/06/12)
    21. Charles Dickens – Hard Times
    22. Charles Dickens – Little Dorrit
    23. Charles Dickens – Nicholas Nickleby
    24. Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist
    25. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Hound of The Baskervilles (Finished 27/03/13)
    26. Alexandre Dumas – The Count of Monte Cristo
    27. Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers
    28. Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca (Finished 27/06/13)
    29. George Eliot – Middlemarch
    30. George Eliot – The Mill on the Floss (Finished 17/07/14)
    31. Sebastian Faulks – Birdsong
    32. Elizabeth Gaskell – The Cranford Chronicles (Finished 04/08/14)
    33. Elizabeth Gaskell – The Life of Charlotte Brontë
    34. Stella Gibbons – Cold Comfort Farm (Finished 26/07/12)
    35. Joseph Heller – Catch-22
    36. Henry James – The Portrait of a Lady
    37. Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird (Finished 20/07/12)
    38. Primo Levi – If This is a Man
    39. Ian McEwan – Atonement (Finished 08/08/14)
    40. Irène Némirovsky – Suite Française (Finished 7/05/14)
    41. George Orwell – 1984 (Finished 28/05/13)
    42. George Orwell – Animal Farm
    43. William Shakespeare – Anthony and Cleopatra
    44. William Shakespeare – As You Like It (Finished 31/01/14)
    45. William Shakespeare – The Comedy of Errors
    46. William Shakespeare – Hamlet
    47. William Shakespeare – Julius Caesar
    48. William Shakespeare – King Lear
    49. William Shakespeare – Macbeth (Finished 30/10/12)
    50. William Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    51. William Shakespeare – Othello
    52. William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
    53. William Shakespeare – Twelfth Night
    54. Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    55. Robert Louis Stevenson – Treasure Island
    56. Bram Stoker – Dracula (Finished 25/08/12)
    57. Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels
    58. J.R.R Tolkien – The Hobbit (Finished 19/01/13)
    59. J.R.R Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Finished 13/04/14) BOOK 1 BOOK 2 BOOK 3
    60. Elie Wiesel – Night

Alternatives to the original list: (Added 22/02/13)

    1. Charlotte Brontë – Shirley
    2. Charles Dickens – Dombey and Son
    3. Charles Dickens – The Pickwick Papers
    4. Stella Gibbons – Conference at Cold Comfort Farm
    5. William Shakespeare – Richard III (Finished 23/02/13)
    6. William Shakespeare – Two Gentlemen of Verona (Finished 7/04/13)
    7. Anthony Trollope – The Warden (Finished 12/01/14)
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