Chapter A Day Classics

In an effort to slowly whittle away at the list of classics that I'd like to get to, I've decided to start this challenge for myself. I've discovered that it's really quite simple to slip in one chapter a day even on the busiest days. Because I know that I'm less likely to read the classics if I try to plough through them, I figure that the chapter a day approach is the surest route to success. So far, so good.

Feel free to join in, if you feel so inclined!

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Age of Innocence, The - Edith Wharton
Ben Hur - Lew Wallace
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley  (21 April 2013)
Catcher in the Rye, The - J. D. Salinger
Count of Monte Cristo, The- Alexandre Dumas
Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell
Daniel Deronda - George Eliot
Emma - Jane Austen
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury  (15 August 2013)
Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens  (20 June 2013)
Great Gatsby, The - F. Scott Fitzgerald  (9 June 2012)
Handmaid's Tale, The - Margaret Atwood
Iliad, The & The Odyssey - Homer
Importance of Being Earnest, The - Oscar Wilde
Island of Dr. Moreau, The - H. G. Wells
Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Lorna Doone - R. D. Blackmore
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Man In the Iron Mask, The - Alexandre Dumas
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
Moll Flanders - Daniel Dafoe
Moonstone, The - Wilkie Collins
Nineteen Eighty-Four- George Orwell
North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell  (11 August 2013)
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Old Curiosity Shop, The - Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
Phantom of the Opera, The - Gaston Leroux
Portrait of a Lady, The - Henry James
Prince and the Pauper, The - Mark Twain
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Rob Roy - Sir Walter Scott
Scarlet Letter, The - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Shirley - Charlotte Brontë
Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The - Anne Brontë
Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Time Machine, The - H. G. Wells
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee  (30 May 2012)
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (Nope.)
War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Waverly - Sir Walter Scott
Wives and Daughters - Elizabeth Gaskell
Woman In White, The - Wilkie Collins
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë (21 May 2013)


  1. This is such a good idea. I might copy it.

  2. I have started doing something like this myself. At first I just started with Nineteen Eighty-Four because I love dystopian novels but after just finishing that one I thought I would start reading some other classics.

    1. It's going pretty well so far. I've only read two, but it's been one a month since I started this challenge. I'm thinking FAHRENHEIT 451 is up on deck for July in memory of Ray Bradbury. :)

  3. Great list. I just finished teaching Fahrenheit 451 a couple weeks ago - what did you think of it?

    1. I haven't read it just yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I got seriously sidetracked from my original classics reading plan, but now I'm back on track. The highlighted books above are the ones that I've already gotten to, and the others are ones that I want to get to at some point. :)

  4. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorites! The first hundred pages are rough, but then you're trapped in an amazing story. This is a great idea by the way, and I love your blog. :)

    1. It's one of my brother's favourites too, so it comes highly recommended. I think tackling it a chapter at a time will help get through those rough first pages. That's what I love about this challenge. :)

  5. What a great idea! I think I will give it a try.


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