Classic Club 50

Technically this could be under Challenges but since there are 50 books to be read over 5 years it will have it's own page.  For more information about the rules or joining up go to The Classics Club site.

Here are the 50 books I will have read by August 21, 2019.  I'll add a link to the review once the book is read.

1.  Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
2.  Eight Cousins - Louisa May Alcott - Review
3.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - Review
5.  Back of the North Wind - George MacDonald
6.  Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
7.  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
8.  Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
9.  The Borrowers - Mary Norton
10. The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
11. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
12. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham
13. Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers
14. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
15. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
16. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
17. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
18.The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs. Molesworth
19. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Classic Mysteries:
20. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
21. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
22. Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers - Review
23.  A Coffin for Dimitrious by Eric Ambler
24. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
25. Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
26. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
27. Beast in View by Margaret Millar
28. Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer
29. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

30. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
31. Animal Farm by George Orwell
32. Tell Tale Heart and Other Writingss by Edgar Allen Poe
33. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolf
34. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
35. Frenchmen's Creek by Daphne du Maurier - Review
36. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
37. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
38. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
39. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
40. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
41. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
42. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
43. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Review
44. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
45. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
46. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
47. Princess Bride by William Goldman
48. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
49. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
50. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner


  1. I'm doing the Classics Club thing too! You have a pretty nice list here. I love that you separated the titles out by genre. Sherlock Holmes and Dorian Grey are both on my list as well & I'm interested to see what you think of them. Good luck to you!

    1. Thanks! It's hard to make myself focus on getting these read with all the shiny new books but we'll get there! Good luck with your list!

  2. Oh! Little Women is so very good. I hope you love it. Welcome to the club. :)

  3. You have such a good list! So many of my favorites here -- The Westing Game, The Borrowers, Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson, Sherlock Holmes. Austen and Hemingway! Yes! Best of luck with your reading :-)

  4. I like the way you separated your list into categories. I had forgotten about The Wizard of Oz. It isn't on my list, but it should be, as I am likely doing the 2017 read-along for the series. I would like to have a Dorothy Sayers book on my list too.