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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.

July 2018 –  July 2020   – I hope to finish these classics

UPDATE: 20.02.2019 –>  COMPLETED!!


  1. Pascal, B. – PenséesREAD
  2. Shelley, M.  – FrankensteinREAD
  3. Stendhal – La Chartreuse de Parme (french edition) – READ
  4. Miller A.  – Death of a Salesman – (play) – READ
  5. Vaz da Camões, L.  – The LusiadsREAD (epic poem)
  6. Alighieri, Dante  – The Divine Comedy – READ
  7. Doyle, Arthur Conan – The Hound of the BaskervillesREAD
  8. Hermans, W.F. Nooit Meer Slapen (Beyond Sleep) – READ
  9. De Lorris, G. et De Meun, J. – Le Roman de la RoseREAD 
  10. Woolf, V. – Mrs. Dalloway READ
  11. Wollstonecraft, M.  – A Vindication of the Rights of WomenREAD
  12. Virgil –The Aeneid – READ
  13. Cooper, J.F. – DeerslayerREAD
  14. Hemingway, E. – The Sun Also RisesREAD
  15. James, H. – The Golden BowlREAD
  16. Shirer, W. – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich READ
  17. Seneca – Letters From a StoicREAD
  18. Dickens, C. – Our Mutual FriendREAD
  19. Dickens, C. – David Copperfield READ
  20. Dickens, C. – Great Expectations READ
  21. Sei Shonagon –The Pillow BookREAD
  22. Chaucer – The Knights TaleREAD
  23. Maupassant, G. de  –  Une vie(french edition) – READ
  24. Caro, R.Means of Ascent (LBJ) modern classic non-fiction – READ
  25. Sophocles – Electra READ (play)
  26. Ibsen, I. – RosmersholmREAD (play)
  27. Bronte, A. – The Tenant of Wildfell HallREAD
  28. Boswell, J. – The Life of Samuel Johnson READ
  29. Austen, J  – Pride and Prejudice – READ
  30. Anonymous, – Myths from Mesopotamia – trans. S. Dalley – READ
  31. Horace, – SatiresREAD
  32. Eusebius,   – The History of the ChurchREAD
  33. Eliot, G. – Selected Essays, Poems and other WritingsREAD 
  34. Dickens, C.  – The Christmas Carol READ
  35. Shakespeare, W.  – Midsummer Night’s Dream READ
  36. Shakespeare, W.  – Othello –  READ
  37. Shakespeare, W. – HamletREAD – review?
  38. Shakespeare, W. – Richard II – READ
  39. Melville, H.  – Moby Dick READ
  40. Du Maurier, D.  – RebeccaREAD
  41. Anonymous  – Beowulf READ  – review?
  42. Chopin, K. – The AwakeningREAD
  43. Plato – The SymposiumREAD
  44. O’ Connor, Flannery – The Selected Stories READ
  45. Suetonius – The Twelve CaesarsREAD
  46. Conrad, J. – The Heart of Darkness READ
  47. Fitzgerald, F.S. – The Great Gatsby – READ
  48. Dickens, C.  – A Tale of Two Cities – READ
  49. Eliot, G. – The Mill on the Floss – READ
  50. Poe, E.A.  – The Portable Edgar Allan Poe, 28 tales READ


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)




7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jul 23 2018

    East of Eden and Their Eyes Were Watching God are two of my all-time favourite reads. And I loved The Commandant (which I read last AusReadingMonth depsite the distractions and upsets during that time – loosing myself in fabulous historical fiction helped at that time) and Picnic at hanging Rock is another favourite ever since my teen years (the Peter Weir movie is spectacular too, even if a little dated around the edges now).

    I’m thrilled you’ve found your Les Mis mojo again.
    David Copperfield is my favourite Dickens to date – I’d love to reread Passage to India one day – maybe we can do it together one month? I’ve never read The Palace Walk but it’s a biggie that would be nice to read in tandem too 🙂

    I think I have Independent People somewhere on my TBR pile too.

    I’ve been recently alerted to Zweig – I’ll be curious to see what you think.
    Great to have you on board.

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    • Jul 23 2018

      I’m totally ‘fired up’ about reading classics. I read several duds this year and don’t want to waste my reading time. Les Mis….I just keep on trying. I’d love to read Passage together…but have difficulty finding an ebook version. I’m so spoiled my my Kindle (adjustable font) …that the prospect of reading a paperback does not thrill me. But if push comes to shove….I’ll do the paperback. I was inpired by On Bookes blog to add some Greek and Roman classics. Time to broaden my horizons. 🙂
      Australian classics….I used your post including the JEAN GLEESON’S TOP 50 Australian books in last 200 yrs. I have to sift through the selections b/c not all seem to appeal to me. 🙂

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    • Jul 23 2018

      I found ebook Passage to India!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Feb 21 2019

    congrats! not only read, but also reviewed!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mar 21 2019

    so, are you going to start a new list! I’m almost done with my first 50 titles as well, though some were not on my list! When I’m done with this one, I’ll do a 2nd list with all of Zola and the leftover titles of list 1


    • Mar 21 2019

      I think 50 classics per year is enough. (July 2018 – February 2019)
      A third list (this one was my 2nd list!) will probably be ready
      at the end of the summer.
      I need to read Irish literature and plays for a few more months.
      Thanks so much for you comments!



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