“In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself…I see with a myriad of eyes,but it is still I who see.”
―C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
You may have noticed my new blog page called The Classics Club. Pretty much it’s a page for my Classics Club book list. I discovered this club from the wonderful blogs of Miss Dashwood and Petie (lovely blogs written by two very sweet girls! Check them out if you haven’t already!). Basically the idea is to make a list of at least 50 classic books, read them within 5 years and write a review on your blog after you finish each book. Of course once I got started I couldn’t stop, so here is my list of 205 classic books (unless I cave and add more ) that I hope to have read by 5 years from now. When I read a book I’ll cross it off the list and link to my review.
Let me know what you think or if there’s a book that needs to be on there!
“Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawing up at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through—and very good lists they were—very well chosen, and very neatly arranged—sometimes alphabetically, and sometimes by some other rule. The list she drew up when only fourteen—I remember thinking it did her judgment so much credit, that I preserved it some time; and I dare say she may have made out a very good list now. But I have done with expecting any course of steady reading from Emma. She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding.”
― Jane Austen, Emma
(hopefully my attempt won’t end up like Emma’s! )
Number of Books: 205
Book read so far: 0
Start Date: February 17, 2013
End Date: February 17, 2018