20 Classics on Every Bookworm’s Shelf: The Classic Club

Are you intimidated by classic fiction as a genre and looking around for motivation? Have you been looking for a way to conquer the classics on your shelf? Look no further.

If you have been following Book & Corner, you would very well know by now that I am a huge classics fan. If you are somewhat like me, you would understand when I say this that there are 20 classics on my shelf waiting to be read. I’m guilty of not picking up classics this year so  The Classic Club’s 25th Spin event is a perfect opportunity to fix it.

The rules are simple. To join in list any 20 books that remain on your shelf before Sunday, 22nd November 2020. On that day, the club will announce the winning number and then all you have to do is read the corresponding book by Sunday, 30th January 2021.

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I know I am late for this list but I hope Jessica over at The Bookworm Chronicles would excuse me. Without further ado, let’s get started.


  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  3. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  5. Villette by Charlotte Brontë
  6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  8. Emma by Jane Austen
  9. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  14. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
  15. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  16. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  17. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  18. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  19. Fathers and Sons by  Ivan Turgenev
  20. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

My list has been largely dominated by Victorian classics and other books that have been staring at me from ages. Out of these mentioned, I am rooting for Emma, Fathers and Sons and Little Women.


Have you read any books from this list? Which book do you think would be the perfect fit for this classic Spin event?

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13 thoughts

  1. This is really cool! I feel like my physical TBR is dominated by classics too. I feel like I always buy them knowing I’ll want to read them soon-ish, but since they take a bit longer to read as well it’s easy for them to pile up!

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  2. Though I’m also a huge fan of classics I haven’t read any of these. Thanks for sharing this list ❤️ My favourite classic is Anna Karenina which I read recently. Have you read that?

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    1. Thanks Prachi. It’s great that you read Anna Karenina. I won’t lie but I have made multiple attempts of finishing it because the time never came. However, I look forward to reading it. After all, it’s Tolstoy ❤️

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  3. Yes, I have:

    1. A Christmas Carol
    2. The Great Gatsby- required high school read
    3. Little Women
    4. Pride and Prejudice
    5. Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    6. Frankenstein- another required book

    That’s all for now:

    1. To Kill a Mockingbird- that’s on my TBR list

    The other classics on my TBR list aren’t on this particular list

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    1. It’s wonderful that you have read so many from this list. I have read The Great Gatsby much later but I wish I could have read soon.
      I hope you like To Kill a Mockingbird as much as I do. Thank you for visiting.

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      1. Frankenstein and Gatsby weren’t liked when I read them.

        In high school, I was a little more close-minded to books especially tragedies. Now, all because of Les Misérables, everything changed

        I actually love the old classics:

        1. Mayor of Caterbridge
        2. Bleak House
        3. Nicholas Nickleby
        4. Oliver Twist
        5. Les Misérables
        6. Hunchback of Notre Dame

        Those are just a few of the classics I love. If you visit my blog, you will find reviews of some of the classics along with other books

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