Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Classics Club 5-Year TBR List

Deadline:  March 12, 2017
Books Read To Date:  0/50
Reward:  Self-satisfaction...and probably a little book splurge!

*Links will be added to the titles once reviewed on this blog.
*I may change titles as I go along.
*DNF books on this list will not count towards my total.  I will simply replace the title with another.

My Antonia- Willa Cather
Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen (also a re-read)
The Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
Lady Chatterley's Lover- D.H. Lawrence
The Reader- Bernhard Schlink
The Shipping News- E. Annie Proulx
Gulliver's Travels- Jonathan Swift
A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
On the Origin of Species- Charles Darwin
Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
Frankenstein- Mary Shelley
Lady Chatterley's Lover- D.H. Lawrence
Oryx & Crake- Margaret Atwood
The Road Not Taken- Robert Frost

Sense & Sensibility- Jane Austen
The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas
Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
Pride & Prejudice under For Other Challenges is also a re-read, but I'm not counting it twice ;)

Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
I, Robot- Isaac Asimov
Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens
Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy
Tess of the D'Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
Far From the Madding Crowd- Thomas Hardy
The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Awakening- Kate Chopin
Angela's Ashes- Frank McCourt
Vanity Fair- William Makepeace Thackeray
Mutiny on the Bounty- Charles Bernard Nordhoff
Get Shorty- Elmore Leonard
Terms of Endearment- Larry McMurtry
The Bluest Eye- Toni Morrison
Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston
Cry, the Beloved County- Alan Paton
Native Son- Richard Wright
L.A. Confidential- James Ellroy
All the King's Men- Robert Penn Warren
Middlemarch- George Eliot
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold- John le Carre
Great Expectations- Charles Dickens
Infinite Jest- David Foster Wallace
The Age of Innocence- Edith Wharton
Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh
The Bonfire of the Vanities- Tom Wolfe
The Odyssey- Homer
All's Well That Ends Well- William Shakespeare
The Last of the Mohicans- James Fenimore Cooper
The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
Moby Dick- Herman Melville
The Unbearable Lightness of Being- Milan Kundera
Our Town- Thornton Wilder