Well, I've done it. I've joined the Classics Club. I've been considering it for a while now, but the idea of committing to read fifty books in five years daunts me. In five years, my kids will be seven, nine, and eleven. I don't want to look that far ahead! I think it's the years, not the mileage, that daunts me here.
But then Ruth from A Great Book Study pointed out that I already have more than fifty classics on my to-read list, so why not go for it? So I am. I'm going to try my best to read fifty classics (and review them here) by the end of 2018. I read a lot of classics anyway, so this should not be a hardship.
What really made me decide to join was the fact that you're allowed to change your list at any time. Add titles, subtract titles -- it's all good, as long as you have at least fifty titles at all times. Also, re-reads count! That will be my saving point, really, as I love to re-read beloved books.
So I've created a new page called My Classics Club To-Read List, where you'll find all the titles I'm planning to read. I'll link reviews to that page, like I do with chapter reviews for the LOTR Read-Along. Speaking of which, I have another chapter read, so better write up my comments on it!
Fellow Classics Club members -- how do you like it? I see the site has a lot of cool stuff going on, most of which I won't have time for, but is there anything you think I should absolutely check out?