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CHALLENGE – The Classics Club *7 Month Update

So I thought it would be fun to take a peek back at my reading/book challenges that I set for myself last year to see what progress I’ve made…or haven’t made!!

No matter how many how many classics I have read, I always feel that I haven’t read enough and I need to drop everything and go read a classic! I have read 11, and I’m working on a 12th, in the past seven months! I planned on 10 a year to make it and I’ve already read 11 in less than a year. So hopefully this is good news! 🙂

Go check out the Classics Club Blog (where this challenge has originated and is “monitored”) and below is a snippet of the information you’ll need to know while here is the rest of the information from the Classics Club Blog.

  • choose 50+ classics (more than 25 years old) and list them at your blog
  • choose a Reading Completion goal date up to five years from now and note the start and end date with the list of classics
  • email the moderators of the Classics Club Blog ( with your list link/information and it will be posted on their Members Page!
  • write about each title on your list as you finish reading them and link it to your main list
  • when you’ve written about every title, let Classics Club blog know!

SO readers and readerettes (it’s like dudes and dudettes for non-reader people) now is the time for my Classics Challenge!!

Start Date: September 28th, 2017

End Date: September 28th, 2022

(The link on the title will take you to the WWW Wednesday that has the review of the book.)
  1. A Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  2. Emma – Jane Austen (finished March 22, 2018)
  3. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  4. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  5. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  6. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (started in July 2017, but couldn’t get through it then)
  7. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
  8. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (finished January 6, 2018)
  9. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  10. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodges Burnett
  11. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (finished January 24, 2018)
  12. Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
  13. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  14. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (finished January 23, 2018)
  15. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  16. The Brother’s Karamozov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  17. Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  18. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  20. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline Engle (finished March 23, 2018)
  21. Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
  22. Princess Bride – William Goldman
  23. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  24. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  25. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  26. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving (finished December 21, 2017)
  27. Rip van Winkle – Washington Irving (finished December 12, 2017)
  28. The Story of My Life– Helen Keller
  29. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  30. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolvet
  31. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier (finished December 11, 2017)
  32. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  33. Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
  34. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  35. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Howard Pyle
  36. The Story of King Arthur and His Knights – Howard Pyle
  37. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
  38. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley – (finished November 9, 2017)
  39. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  40. Heidi – Johanna Spyri
  41. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  42. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  43. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson (finished March 24, 2018)
  44. Dracula – Bram Stoker (finished October 11, 2017)
  45. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathon Swift
  46. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  47. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  48. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  49. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne (currently listening to March 2018)
  50. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne

Possible substitutes:

  1. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  2. Arabian Nights – Anonymous

Head to my Challenge page to take a look at the other challenges I am working on! 🙂



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10 thoughts on “CHALLENGE – The Classics Club *7 Month Update

  1. This is such an amazing challenge! Awesome job. I love your new blog theme too! Sorry I’ve missed some of your posts, Abbey. I haven’t been getting all of my notifications for some reasons. ❤ Hope all is well with you! 😀

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