Classics Club 2018 – 2023


This is my list for the Classics Club, which is a fantastic group of people that read and write about the classics. They choose a list of 50+ books that they want to read in the next five years. Then they share their reviews with each other.

  1. Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
  2. Roots, by Alex Haley
  3.  The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
  4. The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells
  5. Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
  7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  8. Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  9. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
  10. Plutarch’s Lives
  11. The Landmark Ceasar
  12. The City of God, by Saint Augustine
  13. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14. Ecclesiastical History of the English People, by Bede
  15. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  16. The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli
  17. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
  18. Utopia, by Sir Thomas More
  19. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky (I read this one as a teen. Looking forward to a re-read).
  20. The End of Civil Government, by John Locke
  21. The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
  22. The History of England Part A, by David Hume
  23. The History of England Part B, by David Hume
  24. The History of England Part C, by David Hume
  25. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
  26. The History of England Part D, by David Hume
  27. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
  28. The History of England Part E, by David Hume
  29. The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
  30. The History of England Part F, by David Hume
  31. The Trial, by Franz Kafka (This is another book I read as a teen.)
  32. The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  33. Native Son, by Richard Wright
  34. Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
  35. The Stranger, by Albert Camus (This is another book I read as a teen.)
  36. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon
  37. 1984, by George Orwell (I read this as a teen as well.)
  38. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft
  39. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
  40. Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville
  41. Seize the Day, by Saul Bellow
  42. The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  43. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, by Jacob Burckhardt
  44. The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. Du Bois
  45. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, by Max Webber
  46. Queen Victoria, by Lytton Strachey
  47. The Road to Wigan Pier, by George Orwell
  48. The New England Mind, by Perry Miller
  49. The Great Crash 1929, John Kenneth Galbraith
  50. The Longest Day, by Cornelius Ryan



4 thoughts on “Classics Club 2018 – 2023

  1. I think I want to join this club! I miss my classics! Don Quixote was probably the first I read as a graphic novel when I was little. I think I’ll start my list right now with Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Scarlet Letter thank you for getting me motivated 🙂

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