the classics club.

I have decided to take up the Classics Club challenge. I have to read 50 books before April 1st, 2019 (omg I’ll already be in college by then!) Here is the list of books I have compiled, although some might change depending on a lot of variables. If you want to join, click here.

I don’t know whether I’ll finish in time or not because of school and non-classic books I want to read but I am really excited and I will be so proud of myself if I do. To accomplish that, I’ll need to read approximately 10 of these books every year. Every time I finish a book I’ll write a review and link it here. Good luck to anyone else who’s doing this! ❤

Here’s my list:

i. The Odyssey by Homer

ii. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

iii. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

iv. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

v. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

vi. The Sorrows of Young Werther and Selected Writings by Goethe

vii. The Gold Coffin by Ferenc Móra

viii. Persuasion by Jane Austen

ix. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

x. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

xi. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

xii. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

xiii. Book of Poems by John Keats

xiv. The Crucible by Arthur Millers

xv. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

xvi. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

xvii. Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

xviii. The Divine Comedy by Dante

xix. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

xx. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

xxi. Dracula by Bram Stoker

xxii. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

xxiii. Journey To The Center of The Earth by Jules Verne

xxiv. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

xxv. Adonaïs by Percy Bysshe Shelley

xxvi. Don Juan by Lord Byron

xxvii. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

xxviii. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

xxix. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

xxx. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

xxxi. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

xxxii. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

xxxiii. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

xxxiv. The Complete Works of Hans Christian Andersen

xxxv. Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

xxxvi. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

xxxvii. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

xxxviii. The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas, Fils

xxxix. Faust by Goethe

xl. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

xli. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

xlii. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

xliii. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

xliv. 100 Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez

xlv. The Complete Novels of Franz Kafka (and all other form of works)

xlvi. The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

xlvii. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

xlviii. Book of Poems by Attila József

xlix. The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

l. The Stolen Courier by Jenő Rejtő

If I’ll ever feel like this is way too overwhelming and I am questioning the reason why we even read, I’ll just watch this to remind myself:



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    • Thanks! And if you have time, you should try it too, even if you only begin your five years a month or later than me, we can still do it together!


      • I will probably start it but seeing as to how much I still have to write for my school play, let’s just say I’m going to be around two months behind you.


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