The Classics Club 1

Why Read the Classics?

I finished this first list for the Classics Club in August 2020. I was thrilled to meet my goal! Please check out my reviews and leave comments! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂


I’m excited to participate in the Classics Club Challenge. My goal is to read 50 classics by September 2020.

Here are the basics. Make a list of at least 50 classics you want to read and the timeline in which you will finish them. Post the list on your blog. Then as you finish the classics, write reviews and link back to the master post. Check out the full details on The Classics Club. I’m excited to get started!

Here is my list. Some are rereads because I just love them. Most are new reads. A few are huge–800 plus pages. Several are children’s classics. All are books I am excited to read!

  1. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  3. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
  4. Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott
  5. Emma by Jane Austen
  6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  7. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  8. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  10. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  11. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  12. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum
  13. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  15. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  16. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  17. Evelina by Fanny Burney
  18. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  19. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  20. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  21. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens 
  22. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  23. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  24. Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  25. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  26. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  27. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  28. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  29. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 
  30. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  31. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  32. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  33. Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne
  34. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  35. The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter
  36. The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott
  37. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  38. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  39. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  41. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  42. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  43. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  44. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  45. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  46. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  47. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  48. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  49. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  50. The Prelude by William Wordsworth

38 thoughts on “The Classics Club 1

  1. What a great list! Here are the books on your list I loved: Little Women, P&P, Persuasion, Sense & Sensibility, The Tenant of Wilfell Hall, The Hiding Place, Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Pilgrim’s Progress, Little Prince, North and South, Les Mis, Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, Grapes of Wrath, Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer.
    And here are the ones I have on my CC list too: Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, Treasure Island.

    I’ll link my list if interested!

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      1. Jillian

        It’s actually Sanditon. I only correct you because my brain also turned it into Sandition when I read the title, & I was embarrassed in a lit class to be mispronouncing it. It ends with the sound “tin”, not “shin.” Spreading the word! 🙂

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  23. Jillian

    Lots & lots of great choices! Little Women! I love that you are reading Pooh to your husband. 🙂 Anne Frank’s diary is excellent, as are the Austens. Welcome!!


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