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. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
  10. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
  11. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  12. The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare
  13. Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare
  14. Twelfth Night, by Wiliam Shakespeare
  15. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
  16. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  17. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
  18. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  19. The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
  20. The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
  21. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  22. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
  23. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
  24. The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
  25. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  26. The Trial, by Franz Kafka
  27. Native Son, by Richard Wright
  28. The Stranger, by Albert Camus
  29. 1984, by George Orwell
  30. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
  31. Seize the Day, by Saul Bellow
  32. The Bible
  33. Mahabharata
  34. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon
  35. Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf
  36. Swann’s Way, by Marcel Proust
  37. The Souls of Black Folk, W. E. B. Du Bois
  38. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  39. Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brien
  40. The Divine Comedy, by Dante
  41. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle
  42. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
  43. Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
  44. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
  45. The Witches of Eastwick, by John Updike
  46. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  47. Paradise Lost, by John Milton
  48. The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells
  49. The Island of Doctor Moreau, by H. G. Wells


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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