Join The Classics Club in reading Classic literature. Choose 50+ books to read over a five year span, and see what others are reading.


Those marked with an (r) are re-reads for me.

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Emma by Jane Austen
  5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  6. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  7. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  8. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  9. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  10. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  11. Agnes Gray by Anne Bronte
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  13. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  14. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  15. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  16. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  17. Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  18. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  19. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  20. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  21. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
  22. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  23. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  24. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
  25. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  26. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (r)
  28. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  29. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  30. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  31. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines (r)
  32. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (r)
  33. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  34. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  35. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  36. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  37. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  38. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  39. The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
  40. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kessey
  41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (r)
  42. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  43. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. Moby Dick by Herman Mellville
  45. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  46. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  47. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  48. The Things They Carries by Tim O’Brien (r)
  49. 1984 by George Orwell (r)
  50. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  51. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  52. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  53. We The People by Ayn Rand
  54. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (r)
  55. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  56. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  57. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (r)
  58. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  59. Othello by William Shakespeare (r)
  60. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  61. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  62. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  63. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  64. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  65. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  66. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  67. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  68. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (r)
  69. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  70. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  71. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  72. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  73. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  74. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (r)
  75. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (r)
  76. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

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