A Classics Reading Challenge

A 52 book Classics Reading Challenge full of novels from Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, The Bronte Sisters, and many more! 

This past year I set a goal to read 52 classic books by the time I turn 30. Well, I turn 29 in December so that gives me a little over one year to finish it up and I'm afraid I'll need every minute to finish off this list. Once I picked up Middlemarch I started to think this may have been a bit of an aggressive goal ha! I shared all of this on Instagram Stories a few months ago, but realized that I never shared it here so it seemed like a great time to give an update!

Many of you wanted the list for yourself so sign up below to receive a printable version for yourself! I actually keep one copy on my phone and then a laminated copy so I can physically check them off along the way... So satisfying! I'd love to know how many you've already read or if there are any others that I should keep in mind for the future!

 

Free Printable: A Classics Reading Challenge

 

Books I have checked off:

  1. Pride & Prejudice
  2. The Great Gatsby
  3. Moby-Dick
  4. The Canterbury Tales
  5. Emma
  6. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  7. The Art of War
  8. Little Women
  9. Gulliver's Travels
  10. Sense & Sensibility
  11. The Odyssey

 

Currently on: Middlemarch and The Beautiful & Damned

Finished: 11

Left to Read: 41

 

Yikes, I better get to it! To be fair, I didn't make the list until May of this year so to knock of 11 in 6 months while reading other books isn't too bad I guess. 

P.S. These are the gorgeous books in the photo! Influenced by Kate Middleton's desk, of course. 

 

 

 

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I'm Lauren, creator here at by Lauren Cermak! My husband Michael and I live in Tennessee. I'm into classic style, British baking shows, and pretty finds. My motto is dress like Kate, work like Reese, and entertain like Martha!

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{Hello 30!} When Michael asked how I was feeling about this birthday I said, “I’ve always wanted to be in my 30s!”. Blame it on Jennifer Garner’s thirty flirty and thriving or the fact that I’ve had the personality of a 30 year old woman since I was 18 😂, but today I’m living the dream! My twenties were full of joy, discovery, and so much growth. By the grace of God, I became a stronger and more confident person than I ever thought I could be. It’s hard for me to think about the past decade of my life without tearing up and every bit of it has to do with the man beside me. My best friend, confidant, cheerleader, champion, bodyguard, and simply everything! So to you, Michael Cermak, thank you for lifting me up and making all of my dreams come true! Here’s to 30! 
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P.S. We’ve been falling in love with Georgetown/DC the past week and decided to hire someone to take some pictures of us together after seeing how many I have of just me from our other trips this year 😂 Thank you @cheyennemacielphotography for this sneak peak! If you’re in the DC area you must use her!
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