15 August 2010

Join The Classics Book Club

Now is the time to start a good habit; don't wait for the new year. Read one or the other book per month and join me and others in a discussion that will be held in the comments section of this blog posted towards the end of the month. 

Don't forget to get the button on the right sidebar. That's "A Woman Reading" by Monet, 1872.


Persuasion by Jane Austen
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe


Howards End by E. M. Forster
The Europeans by Henry James


To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Candide by Voltaire


The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons


Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen


Olivier Twist by Charles Dickens
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton


The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Middlemarch by George Elliot


Vanity Fair by William Makepiece Thackeray
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham


Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh


  1. Huh, I think I'd like to do this, Judy. I miss my lil book club group from Minneapolis; it would be fun to be part of something again where I have assigned reading. I've read a bunch of these (the February and June selections, both Austens, Thackery and Tolstoy) but I can revisit them (I usually revisit Austen on my own anyway, every now and then)! And a bunch of these others have been on the "future reads" list for years. So, awesome!

  2. Great to have you abroad, Amanda! I hope you can suggest some titles, so the list has more variety. Something you haven't read and want to is certainly acceptable.

  3. I'm tempted to take your challenge. I think I may do one out of the two for the month. I don't get to read that much and the other half of my reading is usually faith based reading.
    I've read quite a few of these too but they were ones I loved. Moll Flanders is intense.

  4. Hey Alicia! Join if and when you can. No pressure. Although I didn't elaborate, I think reading one of the two is what I was aiming for, and certainly if you have read both, then read sometime else. I guess for me it is more about the reading and whether or not you would recommend the book and why. Of course I might need to discuss too, but I'm not pushing. Whatever you feel comfortable with. I'm starting with Moll Flanders in September. So it's intense, eh?


Thanks for sharing!