Classics Club

To join in with the Classics Club, the parameters are easy: make a master list of 50 (or more) classic titles you mean to read within the next 5 years. Then, if you like, you can play along with many of their challenges and events, and share your reviews, all optional.

I've been following along at their blog and via twitter for some time now, so I've decided to officially join in. It's great to read classics alongside all the new books, and this will be a good way to remind myself to keep that variety in my own reading!

So, here is my Master List:

Classics Club Master List

50 Classics I intend to read between March 15, 2017 and March 15, 2022

1. Aurora Leigh / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
2. Goblin Market / Christina Rossetti
3. Villette / Charlotte Bronte
4.Sofia Petrovna / Lydia Chukovskaya
5. Children of my Heart / Gabrielle Roy
6. The Road Past Altamont / Gabrielle Roy
7. Garden in the Wind / Gabrielle Roy
8. Les Belles Images / Simone de Beauvoir
9. Mrs Caliban / Rachel Ingalls
10. The Voyage Out / Virginia Woolf
11. Cold Comfort Farm / Stella Gibbons
12. House of Mirth / Edith Wharton
13. Mother's Recompense / Edith Wharton
14. I, Mary Maclane / Mary Maclane
15. Up the Hill & Over / Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
16. Someone at a Distance / Dorothy Whipple
17. South Riding / Winifred Holtby
18. The Friendly Young Ladies / Mary Renault
19. The Heart is A Lonely Hunter / Carson McCullers
20. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / Anita Loos
21. The Rector's Daughter / FM Mayor
22. The Ten Thousand Things / Maria Dermout
23. The Garden Party / Katherine Mansfield
24. Ceremony / Leslie Marmon Silko
25. The Diviners / Margaret Laurence
26. The Victorian Chaise-Longue / Marghanita Lasky
27. The Return of the Soldier / Rebecca West
28. Kristin Lavransdatter / Sigrid Undset
29. The Summer Book / Tove Jansson
30. Jenny / Sigrid Undset  
31. Jane & Prudence / Barbara Pym
32. Christine / Elizabeth von Arnim
33. Grand Hotel / Vicki Baum
34. House on Mango Street / Sandra Cisneros
35. A Favourite of the Gods / Sybille Bedford 
36. Olivia / by Olivia 
37. A Game of Hide and Seek / Elizabeth Taylor
38. Cold Comfort Farm / Stella Gibbons
39. An Avenue of Stone / Pamela Hansford Johnson
40. The Innocents / Margery Sharp
41. We / Yevgeny Zamyatin
42. Dead Souls /Nikolai Gogol
43. Anna Karenina / Tolstoy
44.Two on a Tower / Thomas Hardy
45. Bleak House / Charles Dickens
46. Little Dorrit / Charles Dickens
47. Our Mutual Friend / Charles Dickens
48. Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
49. The Martian Chronicles / Ray Bradbury
50. The Master & Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov


  1. It isn't on my list, but I'm also MOST INTRIGUED to read Kristin Lavransdatter. I have heard good things. :)

    1. Sorry to butt in an answer here, but I've read 2 of the 3, and it's so good. So unique (as I have not read anything written in that place and period). It became popular when it was translated for a second time by Tina Nunnally, having only been translated (and chopped in parts) earlier, in the 1920's, without some parts of it, and in archaic English in an effort to make it correspond to the 14th century of the novel's setting.

    2. The trilogy was written in the 1920's too, but is set in Norway in the 14 hundreds, medieval times.

    3. I have the Tina Nunnally all-in-one edition and I'm really eager to read it!


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