The Classics Club Challenge

While I like reading the hot new book everyone is talking about there’s so many amazing classics that I don’t want to miss out on. And this is not an excuse to reread Pride and Prejudice (again), but there’s some major holes in my literary knowledge. 

The Classics Club Challenge gives me the opportunity to fix the error of my ways! I have to list 50 books I want to read in 5 years and every time I check one off the list I also need to write about my thoughts. I’ll be linking up reviews and keeping track of my progress over here (working on my first review for next week!)

For my list, I tried to divide evenly among the three genres; I believe there’s 16 for Sci-Fi, 14 for Fantasy, and 20 for Horror. My only hard rule for criteria was the book had to be older than me, because I feel like 30 plus years is enough time to prove your longevity.

If you wish to take part in the challenge or want more info go visit them here! I’m sure they’ll be glad you stopped by. 🙂

My goal date to be done is  September 26th, 2024.

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke   
  2. Carmilla – J. Sheridan Le Fanu 
  3. A Cantide for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller Jr  
  4. Carrie – Stephen King  
  5. The Collector – John Fowles  
  6. The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin  
  7. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
  8. Dune – Frank Herbert   
  9. The Fellowship of the Ring – JRRT 
  10. Foundation – Isaac Asimov 
  11. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley 
  12. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson 
  13. The Hobbit – JRRT  
  14. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  15. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones 
  16. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo 
  17. I am Legend – Richard Matheson 
  18. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov 
  19. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte  
  20. Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne 
  21. The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle  
  22. The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. LeGuin   
  23. The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick  
  24. Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe  
  25. Neuromancer – William Gibson  
  26. The Neverending Story – Michael Ende  
  27. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen  
  28. The Once & Future King – T.H. White  
  29. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie  
  30. The Portrait of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde  
  31. The Princess and the Goblin – George MacDonald  
  32. The Princess Bride – William Goldman  
  33. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier  
  34. The Return of the King – JRRT  
  35. Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin   
  36. The Shining – Stephen King  
  37. The Sirens of Titans – Kurt Vonnegut  
  38. Stranger in a Strangerland – Robert A. Heinlein   
  39. Stories and Poems – Edgar Allen Poe  
  40. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Stories – H.P. Lovecraft 
  41. The Time Machine – H. G. Wells  
  42. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James  
  43. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  44. The Two Towers – JRRT 
  45. We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson 
  46. When Worlds Collide – Edwin Balmer & Philip Wylie
  47. The Witches – Roald Dahl 
  48. The Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin 
  49. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum 
  50. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

3 thoughts on “The Classics Club Challenge

  1. Welcome to TCC! I’ve been reading classics w/ TCC for almost 8 years now, and I see you have several that I still haven’t gotten to. They’re not even on a future list. I’ve been curious about the Foundation series, but I’m not sure I will enjoy sci fi.

    Good luck to you.

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