The Classics Club Project

This is the most ambitious reading project I have EVER been in…

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  • Start Date: March 24, 2012
  • Goal Date to finish: March 24, 2017
  • Read in 2012: 18 books
  • Read in 2013: 16 books
  • Read in 2014: 5 books
  • Read in 2015 : 6 books
  • Read in 2016 : 8 books
  • Read in 2017: 7 books

Current Progress: 60  / 60 books

To see all reviews I have written for The Classics Club, CLICK HERE.


No Title Author Year published Date read
1 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 1886 8-Apr-12
2 The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder 1927 17-Apr-12
3 The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux 1909-1910 11-May-12
4 The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1891-1892 27-May-12
5 Pangeran Bahagia (short stories) Oscar Wilde 1888 7-Jun-12
6 Northanger Abbey Jane Austen 1817 24-Jun-12
7 Little Lord Fauntleroy Frances Hodgson Burnett 1886 7-Jul-12
8 Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling 1902 7-Jul-12
9 The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling 1894 7-Jul-12
10 Anna Karenina (simplified version) Leo Tolstoy 1877 9-Jul-12
11 1984 (Nineteen-Eighty Four) George Orwell 1949 7-Aug-12
12 Gitanjali (Song Offerings) Rabindranath Tagore 1910 17-Oct-12
13 Gulliver’s Travels: A Voyage to Lilliput and A Voyage to Brobdingnag Jonathan Swift 1726 7-Nov-12
14 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka 1915 8-Nov-12
15 Julius Caesar (play) William Shakespeare 1599 10-Nov-12
16 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith 1943 1-Dec-12
17 Twelfth Night (play) William Shakespeare 1602 8-Dec-12
18 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens 1843 23-Dec-12
19 Our Town (play) Thornton Wilder 1938 4-Jan-13
20 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain 1876 6-Jan-13
21 Therese Raquin Emile Zola 1867 14-Jan-13
22 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 1953 29-Jan-13
23 Great Expectations Charles Dickens 1860 4-Mar-13
24 The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas 1844 13-Mar-13
25 The Kreutzer Sonata Leo Tolstoy 1889 18-Mar-13
26 Oedipus Rex (play) Sophocles 429 BC 23-Mar-13
27 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 10-May-13
28 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde 1894 10-May-13
29 The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1930 11-Jun-13
30 Charlotte’s Web E.B. White 1952 23-Jun-13
31 The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien 1937 8-Jul-13
32 Matilda Roald Dahl 1988 29-Aug-13
33 Black Beauty Anna Sewell 1877 8-Dec-13
34 Cinta Sejati (short stories) Guy de Maupassant 1884 31-Dec-13
35 Animal Farm George Orwell 1945 14-Jan-14
36 The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie 1920 8-Jun-14
37 Peter Pan J. M. Barrie 1902 12-Jun-14
38 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte 1847 29-Aug-14 (REREAD)
39 The Giver Lois Lowry 1993 22-Sep-14
40  Little Women  Louisa May Alcott  1868  2-Jan-15
41  The Secret Garden  Frances Hodgson Burnett  1911  17-Apr-15 (REREAD)
42  Winnie-the-Pooh  A.A. Milne  1926  28-Jun-15
43 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe  C.S. Lewis  1950  10-Dec-15 (REREAD)
44  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew  C.S. Lewis  1955 30-Dec-15 (REREAD)
45  Of Mice and Men  John Steinbeck  1937  30-Dec-15
46  The Princess Bride  William Goldman  1973  03-Mar-16
47  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  Lewis Carroll  1865 18-Apr-16
48  I Capture the Castle  Dodie Smith  1948 22-May-16
49  How Much Land Does A Man Need?  Leo Tolstoy  1885  17-Jul-16
50  Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime  Oscar Wilde 1891  9-Sep-16
51 84, Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff 1970 1-Dec-16
52 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens 1843 19-Dec-16 (REREAD)
53 The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus L. Frank Baum 1902 30-Dec-16
54 White Nights Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1848 1-Jan-17
55 The Night is Darkening Round Me Emily Bronte  – 12-Feb-17
56  Night  Elie Wiesel  1958  14-Feb-17
57  A Study in Scarlet  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  1887  15-Feb-17
58  Anne of Green Gables  L.M. Montgomery  1908  15-Apr-17
59  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  Agatha Christie  1926  4-Jun-17
60  Murder on the Orient Express  Agatha Christie  1934  3-Dec-17

About review language:

  • For books that are translated into Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language): the review will be written in Bahasa since I want to promote classic literature reading in Indonesia. I will also provide a short conclusion in English for international readers.
  • For books in English: the review will be written in English.

14 thoughts on “The Classics Club Project

  1. Hi! I wanted to drop by and welcome you to the club! Your list is amazing! I tried to click through to read some of your latest posts (like the one on Pride & Prejudice), but I can’t read Indonesian, and for some reason Google translate isn’t working. Which doesn’t matter since you’re not promoting literature to me. But just to say I tried. 🙂

    Best wishes to you, and welcome aboard. 😀


    1. Hi Jillian, thanks for dropping by and trying to read my reviews 🙂
      I have been a fan of classics ever since and I think this project is an awesome way to promote classics reading. And there’s already plenty of titles of classics that has been translated into Indonesian here, which is a good good thing 😀

      Thanks for hosting this project!


  2. Nice list. We share some books on our lists too. And I am also working on the Bible. I want to finish it, you know, at least once in my life.

    I like seeing Sherlock Holmes, Oscar WIlde, Dickens, and Dumas (both of them) there.

    Enjoy your reading.


  3. Hey, I just joined and just finalised my list 😉 Anne of Green Gables & North and South are a couple of my faves ever! I hope you like them too.
    We’ve got a number of similar books and I am also daunted by War & Peace!
    I’ve been entertaining the idea of hosting a Les Miserables read-along seeing the new adaptation to come this Dec. Thinking of starting mid Sept and to finish just before the movie is being released. I’ll be doing a post next month, if you’d like to join 😀
    Will you be reading in Indo / English?


    1. Welcome! Les Mis is one of my favorite classics ever, and maybe I will join the readalong (I can’t decide yet) 😀 I only own a copy in Indo and I don’t have an ebook reader yet. I do want to read the unabridged version of it in English, but I’m intimidated with its thickness.. hehehe


      1. Me too! That’s why its been sitting on my shelf for nearly 15 years! So I really better get to it hey?!


  4. yang mana aja ya yg ada terjemahannya?
    baca novel klasik tuh menyenangkan banget 🙂 saya suka banget klasik
    cuma kalo baca inggrissnya, aduh ga selesai-selesai. banyak ungkapan atau kata-kata lama yg saya gangerti 😦 jadi pengen baca terjemahannya aja.
    suka dapet dimana ya yg terjemahan klasik gitu? di toko buku, yah cuma beberapa 😦


  5. Hai.. Seru banget nih kayanya.. Aku baru2 ini juga lg seneng bgt baca buku klasik, udah baca kumpulan kasus sherlock holmes, novel2nya jane austen, dll.. sekarang lg nyari novel terjemahan utk Tess-nya Thomas Hardy, tp nyari online gak dapet.. Ada rekomendasi toko buku/carinya dimana? Thanks before 🙂


    1. Hai, setau saya sih Tess of d’Urbervilles belum diterjemahkan. Kalau terjemahan Far from the Madding Crowd saya pernah lihat di TB Gr*media


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