"Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all."
What is the Classics Club? From the blog:
Happily, I completed my first Classics Club list of fifty titles on May 2, 2019. It's time to create a second list.
I spent a day browsing through and organizing the lists of books I am interested in reading I keep under Perpetual Challenges on my blog. I'm pleased with how this came out. (If you are interested in copying any or all of these lists, feel free to do so.)
The day culminated in the formation of my second Classics Club list. I am quite proud of it. There are fifty books I plan to try to read in the next five years. I have five long books, including The Decameron (554 pages), The Old Curiosity Shop (545 pages), Tom Jones (690 pages), Wives and Daughters (583 pages), and Dickens' Bleak House (800 pages). But most books on my list fall within the very-doable range of 200-400 pages. My list is heavy with adult fiction (20 titles) and children's fiction (11 titles). But I also included science fiction (2), short story collections (4), poetry (2), biographies (1), philosophy (2), folk tales (2), plays (3), mysteries (1), travel (1), and nature (1).
Update: 19/50 (January 2020)
What do you think? Do you see anything on my list that looks good to you? Anything you have read and recommend? Anything you have read and didn't like?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.