The Classics Club – How Am I Doing?
About six and a half month ago, I started with the Classics Club. I challenged myself to read fifty classics in three years, keeping track of the list on my blog. Now, it’s been half a year. Am I on schedule to complete the challenge?
To finish my fifty books in exactly three years, I should have read eight books by now. I actually already managed to read ten off my list. So I’m doing great! However, I did almost exclusively read shorter novels – the long ones on my list are still there, including some scary 1000 page tomes.
Although I didn’t like some of the Classics Club books I read like Robinson Crusoe, I actually got a surprisingly high amount of five-star reads out of this.
Here are the books I read so far:
- Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Trial by Franz Kafka
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
- Hamlet by Shakespeare
- The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
- Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus (review will appear on the 22nd)
And these are the books I hope to finish next:
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – I’m almost finished with this one, although I’m not yet sure of my thoughts about it. On one hand I liked it, but on the other it didn’t keep me very engaged, and it took me several months to get through.
- The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri – Not nearly as far along in The Divine Comedy. It’s very hard to read, although I do like reading about hell and Virgil.
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes – A lot easier to read, but SO LONG! Hoping to make a substantial dent into this one during fall break.