Monday, 28 March 2016

Classics Club

I decided to set up this blog so that I could join the Classics Club - a blog for people who are interested in classic literature.  Members make up their own list of 50 books and set their own time limit.  I am quite late in joining, having only recently discovered this blog.  I love 19th century novels so most of the books on my list are from this period.  However I have included a few more recent ones and some by Scottish authors.



Here is my list of 50 books which I plan to read over the next 5 years finishing on 28 May 2021

In December 2017 I revised this list and started an additional list of books to read in the future so that I am not constantly changing my list for the Classics Club.
  1. Alcott, Louisa May – Little Men
  2. Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaid'sTale (June 2018)
  3. Austen, Jane – Persuasion
  4. Austen, Jane – Emma
  5. Blackmore, R, D – Lorna Doone (Oct 2016)
  6. Bennet, Arnold – Anna of the Five Towns
  7. Brontë, Charlotte - Shirley
  8. Brontë, Charlotte - The Professor
  9. Brontë, Emily – Wuthering Heights (April 2018)
  10. Brontë, Anne – Agnes Grey (Oct 2017)
  11. Buchan, John – The Thirty-nine Steps (Dec 2016)
  12. Chekhov, Anton - The Cherry Orchard
  13. Collins, Wilkie – Armadale
  14. Collins, Wilkie – Poor Miss Finch
  15. Dickens, Charles – Little Dorrit (March 2018)
  16. Dickens, Charles – The Old Curiosity Shop (Feb 2017)
  17. Dickens, Charles – The Pickwick Papers (Dec 2017)
  18. Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist
  19. Doyle, Arthur Conan - Sir Nigel (June 2016)
  20. Dumas,Alexander – The Three Musketeers (June 2016)
  21. Eliot, George – Adam Bede
  22. Eliot, George – Silas Marner (July 2016)
  23. Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary
  24. Foster, E M – Passage to India
  25. Gaskell, Elizabeth – The Life of Charlotte Bronte
  26. Gaskell, Elizabeth - Lois the Witch
  27. Gibbon, Lewis Grassic – A Scots Quair
  28. Hardy, Thomas – Jude the Obscure
  29. Hardy, Thomas – Under the Greenwood Tree
  30. Hemingway, Ernest – The Old Man and the Sea
  31. James, Henry – The Europeans
  32. Kipling, Rudyard – Jungle Book
  33. Laxness, Halldór – Independent People
  34. Linklater, Eric – Men of Ness (Aug 2016)
  35. Oliphant, Margaret – Salem Chapel
  36. Orwell, George – Down and Out in Paris and London (Aug 2018)
  37. Rushdie, Salman – Midnight’s Children
  38. Scott, Sir Walter – Kenilworth (Dec 2016)
  39. Shakespeare, William - Hamlet
  40. Stowe, Harriet Beecher – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  41. Tey, Josephine – The Daughter of Time (May 2018)
  42. Trollope, Anthony – The Small House at Allington
  43. Trollope, Anthony – The Last Chronicle of Barset
  44. Trollope, Anthony – Phineas Finn
  45. Trollope, Anthony – The Eustace Diamonds
  46. Twain, Mark – Tom Sawyer
  47. Verne, Jules - 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
  48. Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence
  49. Woolf, Virginia – A Room of One’s Own
  50. Woolf, Virginia - Kew Gardens (June 2016)


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