Reading classics? Setting goals? Making long-term plans?

I’ll have to say, this is a big step for me because I am generally not able to stick to long-term plans I make. But I really want to give this another try and I was thankfully introduced to The Classics Club by Jillian

Basically, The Classics Club is a book club for bloggers who have a passion for reading classics. We make a plan to read 50 or more books in 5 years or less. That may sound kind of scary but if you think of it as ten books a year it’s not so bad. That’s like 1 classic a month which is not bad at all. We then put together a list and blog about each book after we’ve read it. I’m also very excited to be a part of the community because I just want to talk about books and connect with someone who read the book and loved it as much as me!

But anyway, here is my list of the 50 books I want to read by April 15th, 2023 

  1. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  3. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  4. Emma – Jane Austen
  5. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  6. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  7. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  8. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
  9. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  11. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  12. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  13. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  14. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  15. A Writers Diary – Virginia Woolf
  16. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  17. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  18. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  19. The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton
  20. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  21. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  23. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  24. Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
  25. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  26. 1984 – George Orwell
  27. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  28. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
  29. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  30. Anne of Green Gabels – L. M. Montgomery
  31. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  32. Heidi – Johanna Spyri
  33. The Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  34. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  35.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin – Mark Twain
  36. Peter Pan – James Matthew Barrie
  37. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  38. The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
  39. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  40. Arabian Nights – Andrew Lang
  41. The Magician’s Nephew – C. S. Lewis
  42. Little House on the Prarie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  43. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  44. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
  45. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  46. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margret Atwood
  47. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  48. Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
  49. The Odyssey – Homer
  50. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

These aren’t organised in any specific way and I will probably come back and tweak it or add books if I want. These are a mixture of children’s classics and adult classics but I think anyone can read these at any age. Also, I have read a few of these when I was a child like The Secret Garden or Heidi, but I want to re-read them. Also, I just finished Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby and my reviews for these are already on my Goodreads but I will post them in a couple days, just not all at once because I don’t want to overwhelm you.

If you want to join the Classics Club, join here!

Anyway, I’m really excited to read all these books and I can’t wait to discuss them all with you 🙂

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  1. What a wonderful list! You’re in for some REALLY good stories here. You should make 19, 30, 31, & 44 priorities. Those books are WONDERFUL. 🙂 Welcome!!

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