#ClassicsCommunity2020 : wrap-up

At the beginning of 2020, Lucy the Reader initiated the following challenge : 
(basically, a year-long readathon where we read as many classics as possible.)
The #ClassicsCommunity is an Internet-based reading group and challenge for anyone who loves classics or wants to read more of them.

You could set your own goals - or take part in the baseline challenge to read at least 12 classics during the year - such as 'read 3 Victorian classics' or 'read 25 classics during 2020' or 'read 5 Russian classics'. The number one aim was to have fun ! And I had !
During this year 2020, I have read/re-read 64 novels and short stories, classics and modern classics - each title is linked to the review :
- Ray Bradbury : The machineries of joy
- Charlotte Brontë : The professor
- Emily Brontë : Poems, Wuthering heights
- Frances Hodgson Burnett : The secret garden
- Samuel Butler : The way of all flesh
- Wilkie Collins : The haunted house
- Dinah Craik : Olive
- Daphne du Maurier : The doll, The loving spirit
- Elizabeth Gaskell : The life of Charlotte Brontë
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman : The yellow wall-paper
- George Gissing : The odd women
- Anna Katherine Green : The affair next door
- Gerald Manley Hopkins : As kingfishers catch fire
- James Joyce : Dubliners
- Lucy Maud Montgomery : Anne of Green Gables
- Barbara Pym : Excellent women
- Mary Shelley : Frankenstein
- Robert Louis Stevenson : Treasure island
- Bram Stoker : Dracula
- Jonathan Swift : A modest proposal
- J.R.R. Tolkien : The Hobbit, The lord of the rings
- Mary Wesley : The camomille lawn
- Rebecca West : The return of the soldier
- P.G. Wodehouse : Jeeves and the feudal spirit
- Virginia Woolf : Londres (in French)
- Emile Zola : Germinal

I loved it so much that I intend to follow through with #ClassicsCommunity2021 !
If you want to join, even for just one book, please click on the link that will take you to the Goodreads group.


  1. This is quite a list -- all in one year! I have not come across the Classics Community so far, but it sounds similar to the Classics Club, also a great way to connect with other readers who enjoy the classics.

    1. Absolutely, that's what I was looking for in the first place :)

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    1. Thanks Heather, but this year, I had pleeeeeenty time to read, lol !

  3. Nice list, congrats! I'm glad you read these major works by Tolkien, so so good

    1. I still have the Silmarillion on my shelves, I'm sure it will be great :)