The Classics Club – 50 Classics in 5 Years

The Classics Club

I’m committing myself to a project/challenge that really suits my reading habits and you get to be part of a club too! The Classics Club asks you to pledge a list of at least 50 books to read in a maximum of 5 years. You can find out more via their FAQ!

I will be including novels (or other long forms of prose), novellas, plays, short story collections, and poetry collections in this list because I love all of these forms. I’m defining a Classic as something ‘judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality’ since that’s one of the OED definitions. Re-reads will be marked with an asterisk (*).

A few stats about this list:

    • 25 pre-1700 texts
    • 25 post-1700 texts
    • 24 texts by men
    • 24 texts by women
    • 2 anonymous texts

Start date: 21st April 2017
Original end date: 21st April 2022
Completed: 21st April 2020


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