My fellow bookworms and classic clubbers, if you can believe it, I joined The Classics Club back on the 19th March 2012, which means today marks four years. The time has just flown by for me! Here is what I have managed to read off my list in the last year:
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
This a silly, sometimes raucous, and rambling adventure which follows Mr Pickwick, his manservant and his intrepid, young friends. A frivolous and lighter tale from Dickens.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
An enjoyable children’s classic of short stories following Mowgli and the animals of the beautiful and deadly Indian jungle.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Another beautiful glimpse into Regency England, this time through the eyes of the quiet, kind and intelligent Fanny Price when she comes to live with her affluent relatives.
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
The murder of John Douglas at Birlstone Manor House sets Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend Dr Watson off on another fascinating mystery.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A sweeping historical adventure which sees young David adventure on the high seas and land; with danger, fights, a shipwreck, murder, rebellion and chases.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Probably the best known, creepy and atmospheric Sherlock Holmes mystery which I simply loved!
The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
An utterly charming Edwardian children’s classic, which follows siblings Roberta, Phyllis and Peter as they have their world turned upside down.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Another charming and moving tale chronicling the life of the young orphan David. Showing the hardships, loss but also simple joy and love that could be found in Victorian England.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
A charming, British children’s classic full of pleasant sunny days, adventure and colourful characters.
Which means I have currently completed…
I am so pleased with the progress I have been making. 9 books read in the last year, means I am just under the average 10 books I need to read each year to keep on track to read 50 books altogether. I am also currently over halfway through Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit.
Have you read any of these? What classics have you enjoyed over the last year?