I knew the requirement was to read 50 classics of your choice within five years. There are definitely more than fifty classic books I'd still like to read, but there's a reason why I haven't read them yet--I'm intimidated by their size, archaic language, and/or cerebral subject matter. But then Deb finished hers, which re-inspired me to look at the rules, and it turns out you can RE-READ. Which means fun and easy options like Charlotte's Web and Eight Cousins are on the table, as well as familiar, once-beloved books I want to re-experience, like, well, everything by Dickens and Hardy.
So I went through my Goodreads shelves and the Classic Club's list and came up with nearly 100 titles. I whittled them down by focusing on books published before 2000, even if they were "modern classics," because honestly, I'm more likely to read those anyway. I still had over seventy, so I eliminated a few of my old favorites that I don't want to spoil by re-reading as a grumpy old lady, and a few books on writing.
Without further ado, and alphabetically by title, here are my fifty books. I will complete them by May 15th, 2024. Re-reads are highlighted, then I'll add "done" dates and link to reviews as I go.