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Classics Club Reading List

Wow, I am soo excited that I found this club. I came across it as I was searching for classic reading list suggestions. Their site blew me away with the idea of a classics reading challenge/community. I had to sign up!!

For my list, I plan to read 50 book in the next 5 years, so the end date is set to 06/01/2023. Wow that is sooo long but it does average to about 10 books per year! Sweee! I’m so excited.

My original search was trying to get list ideas, so the actual making of the list was sort of hard. I wanted to be sure to have a mix of dates and languages. My main problem was that I was gravitating towards English books from 1700-1920…and I really wanted to diversify. Here’s my list and reading plans for the next few months, hope you enjoy. Also, I added some list stats at the bottom!

10 of 50 books
Last Updated: September 16



Read Author Name Title Year Pages Translated
06/07/18 Plato The Republic 380 BC 416 Greek
07/27/18 Plato Apology 380 BC 127 Greek
06/20/18 Sir Thomas Moore Utopia 1516 135 Latin
Charles Darwin The Origin of Species 1859 703 No
Hendrik Willem Van Loon The Story of Mankind 1921 280 No
Lois Lowry The Giver 1993 208 No
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice 1813 279 No
Jane Austen Emma 1815 474 No
Jane Austen Persuasion 1817 249 No
Jules Verne Around the World In 80 Days 1872 252 French
Margaret Mitchell Gone With The Wind 1936 1037 No
Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince 1943 93 French
Murasaki Shikibu The Tale on Genji 1008 1182 Japanese
Louisa May Alcott Little Women 1868 449 No
L. M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables 1908 320 No
Ovid Metamorphoses 8 AD 723 Greek
Voltaire Candide 1759 129 French
01/31/19 Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary 1856 329 French
Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude 1967 417 Spanish
06/24/18 Herman Melville Moby Dick 1851 890 No
Hermann Hesse Siddhartha 1922 152 German
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged 1957 1168 No
Virgil Aeneid 19 BC 442 Roman
Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy 1304 798 Italian
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Faust 1832 503 German
02/22/19 Fyodor Dostoyvesky Crime and Punishment 1866 671 Russian
Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina 1878 964 Russian
Lucretius On the Nature of Things 55 BC 664 Roman
07/18/18 Jack London The Call of the Wild 1903 172 No
Madeleine L’Engle A Wrinkle in Time 1962 218 No
Anne Bronte Tenant of Wildfell Hall 1848 542 No
Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights 1847 464 No
Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre 1847 507 No
Mark Haddon The Curious Incident Of the Dog In the Nighttime 2003 226 No
Daphane Du Maurier Rebecca 1938 449 No
Frank Herbert Dune 1965 604 No
Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Shadow of the Wind 2001 487 Spanish
H. G. Wells The Invisible Man 1897 192 No
07/14/18 H. G. Wells The War of the Worlds 1898 192 No
07/27/18 H. G. Wells The Time Machine 1895 118 No
Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels 1726 306 No
Homer Odyssey 720 BC 541 Greek
Isaac Asimov Foundation 1951 244 No
Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet 1887 123 No
William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury 1929 326 No
Edwin A. Abbott Flatland 1884 96 No
Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bhagavad Gita 400 BC 160 Sanskrit
Confucius Analects 429 BC 249 Chinese
03/01/19 Sun Tzu The Art of War 500 BC 273 Chinese
Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy In America 1840 992 French
List Stats
# of Authors: 45
# of Languages: 12
Total Pages: 21,535
Most Pages: 1182 - The Tale of Genji
Least Pages: 93 - The Little Prince
Average Pages: 430.7
Oldest Date: 720 BC - The Odyssey
Newest Date: 2003 - The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night-time

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I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


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