Way back when, on the 7th March, 2012 two classics-loving bloggers, Jillian & Heather, wanted to see more people posting about classic literature on the blogosphere, so they came up with the idea for a Classics Club.
Their goal was to, “unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.” They thought about several ideas but finally settled on inviting people to make out a list of (at least 50) classic titles they intend to read and blog about within the next five years.
After a few months, the club grew, and it was decided to create a separate site to house everything related to The Classics Club. And this blog was born! The club moved here in August 2012.
To keep everything running smoothly, the club needed moderators.
The First Gen moderators Allie, Adam, Melissa and Sarah guided the club through it’s first 6 years here. Since 2018, our Second Gen moderators, Bron, Deb, Kay and Margaret have been at the helm.
However, the Classics Club would be nothing without ALL of you!
To the hundreds of you, who over the past 8 years have been reading and blogging about classic literature from all around the world, and sharing your experiences here, a HUGE thank you from us. Your comments and continued enthusiasm keep these pages fun and vibrant and interesting for everyone.
We now have 23 members on our Wall of Honor, a place were we celebrate those who have completed their first (or second, or even third) Classics Club Lists.
If you have completed your list, or recently reviewed a classic but forgot to send us the link, we hope this post will prompt you to get onto it!
And if you’ve been wondering about whether or not to join the Classics Club, today’s the day! Prepare your list and sign up here.
For the rest of us, it’s time to reflect on all those wonderful books and bloggers that have come into our lives thanks to the Classics Club. If you’d like to share some of your favourite moments with us, please feel free to comment below, or write a post on your blog and link back here when you’re done.
But now it’s time for cake!