Classics Club

The Classics Club is a virtual book club created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books. To join, you have to pledge that you’ll read 50+ classics in 5 years or less and post reviews on your blog. This page is my pledge and a means for me to track my progress.

I plan to read and review the following 50 books in 5 years (from 1st Oct 2022 to 30 Sep 2027):

  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  2. The Iliad – Homer
  3. The Odyssey – Homer
  4. The Upanishads
  5. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  6. Lysistrata – Aristophanes
  7. Arthashastra – Kautilya (Chanakya)
  8. Beowulf
  9. Njal’s Saga (The Saga of Burnt Njal)
  10. Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
  11. Essays – Michel de Montaigne
  12. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
  13. Macbeth – William Shakespeare
  14. A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin no Sho) – Miyamoto Musashi
  15. Meditations on First Philosophy – Rene Descartes
  16. The Misanthrope – Molière
  17. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  18. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  19. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  20. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  21. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  22. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  23. Bartleby the Scrivener – Herman Melville
  24. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  25. A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
  26. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  27. The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
  29. Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw
  30. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
  31. Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
  32. The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy
  33. The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
  34. In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust
  35. Demian – Hermann Hesse
  36. Mrs.Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  37. Ulysses – James Joyce
  38. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  39. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  40. Ponniyin Selvan – Kalki Krishnamurthy
  41. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  42. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  43. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  44. The Stranger – Albert Camus
  45. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  46. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  47. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  48. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  50. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

I gathered most of the above books from Great Books and Classics and recommend checking out the site. They are listed in the chronological order of the authors.

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