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The Classics Club – Revamping the List

March 2013 I pledged to read fifty classics in three years for the Classics Club challenge. Since then I have read 30 out of 50 books, and I’ve come to realise I have lost interest in some books I initially put on my list. I decided to refresh the list a bit, removing the books I probably won’t want to read, and adding some others.

My experiences with the Classics Club challenge have been pretty fantastic so far. Although I definitely didn’t enjoy all of the books on my list (I hated Robinson Crusoe and Nana), all of them have such a rich historical tradition that I’m glad to have read them.

There are some pretty big tomes in this list (War and Peace, anyone?), so although I’m not expecting to finish the challenge anytime soon, I’m adding it to my 2015 Reading Challenges to keep things nice and tidy. You can follow my progress on that page, if you’d like (:

The last 20 books of the Classics Club challenge
  1. The Divine Comedy by Dante (895 pg)
  2. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (909 pg)
  3. Paradise Lost by John Milton (453 pg)
  4. Complete Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (1023 pg)
  5. Ulysses by James Joyce (816 pg)
  6. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (435 pg)
  7. Persuasion by Jane Austen (236 pg)
  8. Villette by Charlotte Brontë (472 pg)
  9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (964 pg)
  10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1392 pg)
  11. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (288 pg)
  12. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (329 pg)
  13. Christmas Books by Charles Dickens (383 pg)
  14. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (554 pg)
  15. The Last Man by Mary Shelley (395 pg)
  16. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne (185 pg)
  17. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (228 pg)
  18. Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert (288 pg)
  19. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (528 pg)
  20. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (206 pg)

Have you read any of these classics? Do you have any reading goals for 2014?

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