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Another Reading Goal

I just heard about the Classics Club, so I am hopping onto another reading challenge. Basically, you are supposed to read 50+ classics over a 5-year period. I am going to aim for 100 books and see what happens since I know life is going to get very busy once I get my own classroom. But we will see. 🙂

I’m not going to list all the books I plan to read because I am very much a mood reader, but I thought I would give a starting list of the ones I know I have on my shelf right now (will add more to this list as I go along). Some of these may change and obviously, some will be added, but this is a pretty good starting point.


1. Norton Anthology (Medieval)

2. Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle

3. Confessions by Augustine

4. Morte d’Artur by Tennyson

17th Century

5. Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

6. King Lear by Shakespeare

18th Century

7. Pamela by Samuel Richardson

19th Century

8. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy

9. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

10. The Tenant of Wildefell Hall by Charlotte Bronte

11. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

12. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

13. The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

14. Persuasion by Jane Austen

15. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

16. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

17. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

18. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

19. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

20. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

21. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

22. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde

23. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. by Oscar Wilde

20th Century

24. 1984 by George Orwell

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

26. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

27. Ulysses by James Joyce

28. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

29. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

30. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

31. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

32. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

33. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

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