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July 22, 2018


Classic Club Master List

by N@ncy

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The Classic Club – community of classics lovers

  • 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.
  • You can join HERE.
  • 2018 – 2020   – I hope to finish these classics


  1. Pascal, B. – Pensées – READ
  2. Shelley, M.  – Frankenstein – READ
  3. Stendhal – La Chartreuse de Parme (french edition) – READ
  4. Miller A.  – Death of a Salesman – (play) – READ
  5. Vaz da Camões, L.  – The Lusiads – READ (epic poem)
  6. Alighieri, Dante  – The Divine Comedy – READ
  7. Doyle, Arthur Conan – The Hound of the Baskervilles – READ
  8. Hermans, W.F. Nooit Meer Slapen (Beyond Sleep) – READ
  9. De Lorris, G. et De Meun, J. – Le Roman de la RoseREAD 
  10. Hugo, Victor – Les Misérables – READING
  11. Woolf, V. – Mrs. Dalloway – READ
  12. Wollstonecraft, M.  – A Vindication of the Rights of WomenREA
  13. Virgil –The Aeneid – READ
  14. Cooper, J.F. – Deerslayer – READ
  15. Hemingway, E. – The Sun Also Rises – READ
  16. James, H. – The Golden Bowl – READ
  17. Shirer, W. – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – READ
  18. Seneca – Letters From a StoicREAD
  19. Dickens, C. – Our Mutual FriendREAD
  20. Dickens, C. – David Copperfield – READ
  21. Dickens, C. – Great Expectations – READ
  22. Sei Shonagon –The Pillow Book – READ
  23. Chaucer – The Knights Tale – READ
  24. Maupassant, G. de  –  Une vie(french edition) – READ
  25. Caro, R.Means of Ascent (LBJ) modern classic non-fiction – READ
  26. Sophocles – Electra – READ (play)
  27. Ibsen, I. – Rosmersholm – READ (play)
  28. Bronte, A. – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – READ
  29. Boswell, J. – The Life of Samuel Johnson READ
  30. Austen, J  – Pride and Prejudice – READ
  31. Anonymous, – Myths from Mesopotamia – trans. S. Dalley – READ
  32. Horace, – Satires – READ
  33. Eusebius,   – The History of the ChurchREAD
  34. Eliot, G. – Selected Essays, Poems and other Writings– READ 
  35. Dickens, C.  – The Christmas Carol – READ
  36. Shakespeare, W.  – Midsummer Night’s Dream – READ
  37. Shakespeare, W.  – Othello –  READ
  38. Shakespeare, W. – Hamlet –
  39. Thackeray, William – Vanity Fair –
  40. Suetonius – The Twelve Caesars – ancient classic non-fiction –
  41. Pepys, S. – The Diary of Samuel Pepys Vol 1 1660
  42. Du Maurier, D. – Rebecca –
  43. Faulkner, W. – Absalom, Absalom
  44. McCullers, C. – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  45. Spark, M. – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  46. Shakespeare, W.  – Macbeth –
  47. Mahfouz, N.- The Palace Walk
  48. Laxness, H. – Independent People
  49. Atwood, M. – The Handmaid’s Tale –
  50. Melville, H.  – Moby Dick – READ  – review?


Short stories:

  1. The Angel of the Odd – E.A. Poe (The Complete Short Stories)
  2. The Birthday of the InfantaO. Wilde ( The Works of Oscar  Wilde)




10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jul 22 2018

    So many of my favourite classics in this list as well as so many that I hope to get to in the next 5 years. Thanks for joining us – I hope you enjoy the CC community as much as I do 🙂


    • Jul 22 2018

      I will try to be a more active member during the next 5 years.
      Yes, I will even join in with #ccspin !
      I joined today with my new blogname NancyElin.wordpress.
      All the reviews that were linked to my old blog gone (ipsofactodotme.wordpress)
      As moderator you can delete all those reviews….because they are empty! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jul 22 2018

    Classics I have read:

    1. Les Misérables
    2. Hunchback of Notre Dame
    3. Tale of Two Cities
    4. Great Expectations
    5. Oliver Twist
    6. A Christmas Carol
    7. Nicholas Nickleby- well still reading
    8. Don Quixote

    Still own 7 others that need reading


    • Jul 22 2018

      So glad you enjoy the classics. I”m still readig Les Mis (#LesMisReadalong2018) and would love to start Great Expectations soon. Thanks for having a look at my and your comment!


      • Jul 22 2018

        In the past, the classics I read for fun, I had to read them in summer break and Christmas break I had to read in a limited amount of break. So I am reread them again and see them at a slower pace


  3. tracybham
    Jul 22 2018

    Hi, I had noticed that Brona had completed her first Classics Club list and started a 2nd one, and that got me thinking about actually officially joining in. And now I see your new list. The problem is, from my list of about 60-70 books of May 2016, I have read only 10 in two years, and not even reviewed all of those on the blog. So I am not sure I could commit to 10 books a year in 5 years. (But it would be fun to revisit the list.)


    • Jul 22 2018

      Oh, Tracy do join….Classics Club! I’ve joined now with my new blogname NancyElin.wordpress.
      I keep looking at your classics list often….it is basic and classics pur-sang! Just copy that post….add some words about nr of books the date you want to finish. Volià! Reviews? As you can see my reviews are short and usullay just ‘thoughts’ that pop into my head while reading or listening to an audio book. Conclusion: …that is just my ‘gut feeling’ about a book….did it sweep me off my feet? ….or did it make me yawn waiting for the book to end?
      Classic Crime list….that is a great idea ….how about that?


      • tracybham
        Jul 22 2018

        I did notice when I was at my Classics list post that i was linking to your old blog. I will change that link to your new blog … soonish. And I will seriously consider joining the Classics Club. I have thought about changing my list and adding more Classic Crime titles.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jul 22 2018

        Hope you join! I’m starting my next classic as we speak. Are you on


  4. tracybham
    Jul 22 2018

    Yes, I am on Goodreads, Nancy, and I follow your reviews.



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