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 Knoxville, Tennessee. I'm into classic style, British baking shows, TBR piles, and pretty finds. My motto is dress like Kate, work like Reese, and entertain like Martha. If you get that, consider us quick friends!

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