The Classics Club

Here is my list of titles for the Classics Club. I'm planning to have them all read by November 2017.

Pre-18th Century:
1. The Odyssey - Homer
2. Oedipus Rex - Sophocles

3. Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
4. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
5. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
6. The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
7. The Prince - Machiavelli

18th Century:
8. Candide - Voltaire
9. Tartuffe - Moliere

10. Pamela - Samuel Richardson
11. Evelina - Frances Burney

19th Century:
12. A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
13. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
14. Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
15. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
16. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
17. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
19. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
20. Les Miserables (re-read) - Victor Hugo
The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
Wives and Daughters - Elizabeth Gaskell
23. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
24. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
25. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
26. Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
27. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
28. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
29. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
30. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
31. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
32. The Fall of the House of Usher - Edgar Allen Poe (short story)
33. Walden - Henry David Thoreau
34. Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
35. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
36. Aurora Leigh - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
37. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
38. Dracula - Bram Stoker
39. The Time Machine - H.G. Wells

20th Century:
40. Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner

41. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
42. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
43. A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
44. A Room With a View - E.M. Forster
45. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
46. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
47. Their Eyes were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
48. The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
49. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
50. 1984 - George Orwell
51. Passing - Nella Larsen
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
53. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
54. Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
55. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut


  1. Welcome to the club! I've been thinking about adding Arabian Nights to my list as well.

    1. Thank you! My sister read it to me as when we were kids and frankly, it always put me to sleep, so I'm a little intimidated to try to read it again. :P

  2. Hi, Emily,
    You have a great list. Many of them are on mine. Don Quixote was one of my favorites. Anne Frank isn't on my CC list, but is also another fav of mine. And many of these are on my TBR list after I finish The Well-Educated Mind lists. I look forward to reading your reviews.
    Ruth from An Experiment With the Well-Educated Mind

    1. I'm glad to hear you like Don Quixote--I'm kind of afraid to read it! I'm really looking forward to reading Anne Frank.

  3. Welcome to the Club - good luck with your list (I keep reading and posting reviews about classics not on my list!!)

    The blogosphere is quite amazing once you find challenges and memes that you like with people that take the time to read, comment, visit and share :-)

    1. I believe it! I am still just catching the magic of the blogosphere...thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love looking at all these lists from fellow Classics Clubbers! Are these books all new to you, or do you have any re-reads?

    1. All of them are new to me except Les Miserables. I wanted to expand my horizons as much as possible. I like looking at other people's lists too--it always makes me want to change mine!

    2. That's awesome! My list is all new to me as well. I wanted to read the books on my shelf that I keep passing over for re-reads or other new books!

  5. Emily,
    I have a technical blog question: how do you get the book counter underneath your challenges? I want one of those! Thanks, Ruth @ Experiment w/ the Well-Educated Mind.

    1. I used this great tutorial to do it: .

  6. I love your list! We have several in common. Are you doing the club spin? I just signed up today and hoping I get a good # for the book I need to read next! Here's my Classics Club Spin list if you'd like to stop by.