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The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!

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“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
― Italo Calvino

On March 24, 2012 I started joining the most ambitious reading project ever—The Classics Club Project. At the beginning, I challenged myself to read 100 classics in 5 years, which meant I needed to read 20 books every year. Well, on the first two years I only managed to read 18 and 16 books, respectively, and the number declined significantly in the following two years to only 5 and 6 books.

Being aware of my own limitations, I made a huge cut in my Classics Club list—now it only contains 60 books. As of today, I have 12 books left to read (that’s the last 20% of the list) before the end date of this project: March 24, 2017.

Here are the books I plan to read to finish off the 5-year-long Classics Club Project, in no particular order:

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  2. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  3. The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
  4. The Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank
  5. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
  6. Villette – Charlotte Bronte
  7. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  8. Good Wives – Louisa May Alcott
  9. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  10. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  12. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ – Lew Wallace

Alternatives, if I’m unable to finish any of the titles above:

  1. Book 3-7 from The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  2. A play from Oscar Wilde (looks like it’s going to be An Ideal Husband)
  3. Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers

Of course the books on the above list are subject to change whenever I feel like it :D.

I will also read some Indonesian classics that I don’t include in the Classics Club list:

  1. Habis Gelap Terbitlah Terang (Dutch: Door Duisternis tot Licht) – Raden Adjeng Kartini – currently reading
  2. Bumi Manusia – Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  3. Harimau! Harimau! – Mochtar Lubis

To see the books I have read and reviewed for The Classics Club Project, go to this post.

Now, I have a lot of books to read work to do! Wish me luck!

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6 thoughts on “The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!

  1. Hahahaha kayaknya aku juga harus melakukan hal yang sama nih mel, cut begitu banyak buku yang gak mungkin bisa terkejar, apalagi aku mulai banyak baca buku anak hahaha…postingan ini mengingatkanku harus melakukan itu juga 🙂

    • Aku juga banyak buku yang belum direview benernya.. tapi gak mungkin mau nengok lagi buat bikin reviewnya, mau konsen baca+review buku2 yang belum dibaca aja 🙂
      Baca buku anak buat proyek CLRP nya Bzee kah?

      • Iya aku juga ada buku-buku yang udah baca tp belum review dan udah lupa detailnya kalo mau ngejar review so bakal tak tereview lah beberapa buku itu. Baca buku anak karena suka aja mel, aku gk ikut challenge apapun tahun ini. Kalo pas kerjaan kantor lagi bkin mumet, aku melarikan diri ke buku anak sebagai pelipur lara yang menghibur hahaha…kalo lagi mumet baca klasik, bacaanku biasanya gak maju2 😛

  2. The Master and Margarita, let’s read it together… hmm… when my book has arrived!
    And what about your plan to read W&P with bzee? 😀

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