Classics Club Review List

I am excited to be joining the Classics Club challenge in order to read and promote more of the books which stand the test of time. Thank you to The Classics Club blog for promoting the challenge and for encouraging others to read these books. The challenge involves listing 50 classic books I want to read in the next five years and as I post a review I link it to the listed title. It is a fun way to interact with other classic lovers and bloggers as well as getting out of my comfort zone of reading my usual authors and more modern historical fiction books. Here is my current list below for the first round. 

Goal: read and review 50 classic books by January 2028

My list:

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

2. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

4. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

5. Poldark by Winston Graham

6. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

7. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

8. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

9. The Witness For the Defense by A.E.W. Mason

10. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

11. Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

12. The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White

13. Saint Peter's Fair (Cadfael Chronicles Book 4) by Ellis Peters

14. Appointment With Death by Agatha Christie

15. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

16. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

17. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

18. Strangers On a Train by Patricia Highsmith

19. Endless Night by Agatha Christie

20. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

21. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

22. Howards End by E.M. Forster

23. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

24. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

25. Black Coffee by Agatha Christie

26. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

27. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

28. Britannia Mews by Margery Sharp

29. 1984 by George Orwell

30. Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote

31. The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter

32. Wonder Cruise by Ursula Bloom

33. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

34. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

35. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

36. The Hollow by Agatha Christie

37. The Conquering Family by Thomas B. Costain

38. The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters

39. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

40. This Side of Glory by Gwen Bristow

41. Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

42. Now, Voyager by Olive Higgins Prouty

43. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 

44. Katherine by Anya Seton

45. Devil Water by Anya Seton

46. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 

47. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Book One)  by C.S. Forester

48. The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton

49. They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie

50. Murder On the Orient Express by Agatha Christie


  1. What a great list! Love to see lots of classic mysteries on there as well as the heavier weight fiction. Austen, Christie and Conan Doyle are three of my favourite authors, and of the others that I've read, Vanity Fair would be my highlight. Hope you enjoy reading your way through your list!

    1. Thanks! I have not read anything by Conan Doyle yet so I knew that had to on there. I am glad you liked Vanity Fair and recommend it :)