About The Classics Club

The Classics Club was started on March 7, 2012 by a blogger who wanted to see more people posting about classics literature in the blogosphere. Her 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.” She 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. So far we have all these members who have read a lot.

We hope you enjoy the site. For more information, please see this page for FAQs on how to join the club, how to submit a post to our Reviews Page, how to submit an event for our Events Page, etc.

Also, please note — the activities on this site (memes, check-ins, etc) are intended to contribute to the reading journey of those who seek a bit of connection with the group. None of these extra activities are intended to curb your reading joy. If you prefer to be silent in this club, and focus on the books, that’s certainly encouraged and respected. 🙂

If you have further questions, feel free to contact the moderators. Please keep in mind that all the moderators work and run their own book blogs. We WILL get back to you — just give us time!

Your Moderators Are:

Allie from A Literary Odyssey

Bio: I’m a high school English and Social Studies teacher in the state of Michigan. I began blogging after graduating from Michigan State University and failing to find a permanent teaching position. My goal was to read all those classics I had never read for class or on my own in hopes it would help me gain some confidence and knowledge for a future position! Three years later and I am still working on my original list of 250 classics. I’m also a writer, an advocate for literacy, and an extreme overachiever. I work as a seasonal park ranger in the summer months and always have insane stories about people because of it. Some of my favorite writers include Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Charles Dickens, and many more. My five favorite classics that I’ve read for my personal project include: The Mill on the Floss, The House of Mirth, David Copperfield, The Portrait of a Lady, and The Odyssey.

Classics Club List: Here

Adam from Roof Beam Reader

Bio: I’m an avid reader and bibliophile, with B.A. and M.A. degrees in English. I’m currently pursuing my Ph.D. in English (Emphasis: American Lit). Professionally, I work in University Student Affairs and as an English faculty member at a small, private school in Illinois. I’ve been running my book blog, Roof Beam Reader, for over three years. Above all, I consider myself to be a creative writer at heart and I’m hard at work (sort of) on my first novel. My inspirations include J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, and Conor Oberst. Aside from reading and writing, I enjoy music, movies, upside-down hearts and yellow birds. Favorite books: Les Miserables, War and Peace, Lust for Life, East of Eden, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Nine Stories, Harry Potter, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Favorite “Classic” authors: John Steinbeck, J.D. Salinger, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Herman Melville, Ovid, Thomas Hardy, Sophocles, Leo Tolstoy, and Ernest Hemingway.

Classics Club List: Here

Sarah from Sarah Reads Too Much

Bio:  I started my blog, Sarah Reads Too Much, in March 2010 because I wanted to have a place to record my thoughts on all of the books I read. I enjoy most genres, but put forth an extra effort to read Classic Literature. These efforts have introduced me to many wonderful authors already, and I am excited to experience more as I make my way through my list!  In fact, I keep adding to my list, or reading Classics off-list.  I just can’t help myself.  In my off-line life, I am the Head of Readers Services at a public library.

Classics Club List: Here.

Melissa from Avid Reader’s Musings

Bio: I’m a Hoosier who loves to travel and obviously to read. By day I’m an editor of a monthly magazine and a former editor of a daily newspaper. My childhood involved a lot of reading in trees and under covers. I don’t go anywhere without a book (or two) and I always have a few going at once. My love of classics has only deepened since I started blogging and I’ve found so many new (old) authors I now love, like Hardy, Eliot, and Cather. I’m a bit of a Type A personality, so the Classics Club combines two of my favorite things, classics and lists! My favorite classics include Persuasion, Travels with Charley, David Copperfield, Jane Eyre, Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters, Howards End, and Fahrenheit 451. A few of my favorite classic authors are Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl, L.M. Montgomery, and Shakespeare.

Classics Club List: here

Heather from Between the Covers

Bio: I love reading, dancing, and listening to good music, and I have an on again/off again love affair with tech gadgets. I was a dancer for many years (ballet, tap, jazz–until the age of 19), and still dance in my living room when no one is watching. Respect for good books and good music was instilled in me by my parents at an early age, and my passion for both has never waned. I started my blog, Between the Covers, for many reasons. I’m currently a “stay-at-home,” which is a noble endeavor, but I needed something to keep my brain active. I wanted to keep my writing skills in good shape, and I needed an outlet for my creativity. A blog seemed to be the perfect choice–and what better subject to blog about than books, since reading has been a lifelong passion?

Classics Club List: here

And Arie Stotle:

Who insisted we include him. He answers our emails.

We hope you enjoy the site! 🙂



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  39. Drum roll please: I finished the first book from my classics club list AND posted a review. That;s pretty good going for me since I tend to write reviews months after the book is closed. I know there is still a long way to go to read 50 over the next few years but we all have to start somewhere don’t we. Anyway I am off to celebrate


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