Classics for Beginners

People who are new to classic books can discuss which books to read and what they think of books they have already read. People who are experienced with classics are welcome and encouraged.
~True Classics contain ideas that are relevant for the human condition and resonate in a multitude of different ways regardless of the era they were written in or about.~
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North and South
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Start date
March 1, 2019
Finish date
March 31, 2019
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Upcoming Reads
Why we're reading this
Group read for March
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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Start date
March 1, 2019
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March 31, 2019
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Rereading in March
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* Introductions
By Nicolle · 1638 posts · 1993 views
last updated Feb 17, 2019 12:17PM
* Announcements
By Nicolle · 186 posts · 608 views
last updated Nov 13, 2018 04:58PM
* Defining a Classic
By Nicolle · 314 posts · 1300 views
last updated May 05, 2017 05:47PM
Currently Reading
By Nicolle · 1088 posts · 1548 views
last updated Feb 20, 2019 11:41AM
MAJOR NEW CHANGES COMING
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last updated Jan 27, 2019 03:03AM
New Moderators for Group
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last updated Jan 11, 2019 03:56AM
Plans for 2019
By ☯Emily , moderator · 10 posts · 77 views
last updated Dec 10, 2018 03:12PM
Not So Great Expectations
By Nicolle · 228 posts · 1031 views
last updated Aug 14, 2017 01:48PM
Great deals on classics!
By Kirsten · 4 posts · 66 views
last updated Apr 17, 2017 09:43PM
Preparing for 2017
By ☯Emily , moderator · 43 posts · 199 views
last updated Jan 08, 2017 12:23PM
* To Kill a Mockingbird, Part 2 (Chapters 12-31)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Mar 02, 2019 10:20AM
* To Kill a Mockingbird, Part 1 (Chapters 1-11)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 2 posts · 10 views
last updated Mar 04, 2019 03:21PM
March 2019: North and South **Spoilers**
By Elizabeth · 5 posts · 10 views
last updated Mar 21, 2019 03:17PM
March 2019: North and South **No Spoilers**
By Elizabeth · 3 posts · 9 views
last updated Mar 19, 2019 10:20PM
Showing 10 of 46 topics — 2,157 comments total
+ Upcoming Reads
* List of Previous Group Reads
By Nicolle · 8 posts · 519 views
last updated Mar 31, 2017 12:48PM
May Nominations
By Susan · 7 posts · 49 views
last updated Mar 16, 2019 05:32PM
May Nominations for Re-Reads
By Susan · 6 posts · 32 views
last updated Mar 09, 2019 07:06AM
April Nominations
By Susan · 16 posts · 61 views
last updated Feb 04, 2019 09:57AM
April Nominations for Re-Reads
By Susan · 12 posts · 53 views
last updated Feb 04, 2019 09:55AM
March Nominations for Rereads
By ☯Emily , moderator · 7 posts · 40 views
last updated Jan 16, 2019 02:25PM
March Nominations
By ☯Emily , moderator · 7 posts · 51 views
last updated Jan 11, 2019 06:43AM
Bonus Book for February
By ☯Emily , moderator · 7 posts · 60 views
last updated Jan 07, 2019 09:46PM
February Read
By ☯Emily , moderator · 1 post · 44 views
last updated Dec 02, 2018 05:51PM
January Nominations
By Louise · 22 posts · 74 views
last updated Nov 22, 2018 06:30AM
Showing 7 of 7 topics — 53 comments total
+ Archive 2019
February 2019: A Raisin in the Sun, Act 1 (No spoilers)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 22 posts · 15 views
last updated Mar 06, 2019 04:54AM
February 2019: A Raisin in the Sun, Acts 2 & 3 (Spoilers allowed)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 14 posts · 18 views
last updated Mar 01, 2019 05:47PM
January 2019: Anna Karenina, Part 1 and Part 2, (Non-Spoiler thread)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 11 posts · 39 views
last updated Jan 20, 2019 03:15PM
January 2019: Anna Karenina, Part 7 and Part 8, Spoiler thread
By ☯Emily , moderator · 2 posts · 7 views
last updated Jan 05, 2019 04:05PM
January 2019: Anna Karenina, Biography and Background Info
By ☯Emily , moderator · 2 posts · 15 views
last updated Dec 27, 2018 11:17AM
January 2019: Anna Karenina, Part 5 and Part 6, (Non-Spoiler thread)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 1 post · 7 views
last updated Dec 27, 2018 10:50AM
January 2019: Anna Karenina, Part 3 and Part 4, (Non-Spoiler thread)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 1 post · 7 views
last updated Dec 27, 2018 10:48AM
Favourite or Worst Authors
By Nicolle · 51 posts · 311 views
last updated Apr 23, 2018 09:22AM
What Are Your Top 10 Classics?
By Chris · 39 posts · 304 views
last updated Apr 18, 2018 04:15PM
Podcasts/articles on classics
By Kirsten · 2 posts · 30 views
last updated Aug 19, 2017 01:08PM
Which classics would you take to a Desert Island?
By Kirsten · 11 posts · 54 views
last updated May 30, 2017 07:29AM
A Rose by Another Name...Disguised Classics
By Chris · 23 posts · 209 views
last updated Mar 14, 2017 06:54PM
Books you were assigned that you loved?
By Kirsten · 13 posts · 41 views
last updated Feb 25, 2017 07:37PM
Ranking of Jane Austen Suitors
By ☯Emily , moderator · 5 posts · 30 views
last updated Apr 08, 2016 02:01PM
Why college students ignore literature.
By ☯Emily , moderator · 5 posts · 78 views
last updated Apr 06, 2016 04:54AM
Dialect and Accents in Classics
By Nicolle · 30 posts · 207 views
last updated Sep 28, 2015 02:19PM
First...Read This! - Classics Which Are Linked
By Jonathan · 27 posts · 392 views
last updated Sep 28, 2015 02:12PM
* Classics For Beginners To-Read List
By Nicolle · 133 posts · 10932 views
last updated Jan 12, 2018 09:45AM
* The Classics for Beginners To-Read List -- Suggestions
By Nicolle · 63 posts · 732 views
last updated Aug 06, 2014 06:05AM
What Books Should Be Classics of the Future?
By Nicolle · 115 posts · 824 views
last updated Feb 20, 2019 11:23AM
How to Find the Best Edition - The Problem of Translation
By Yasiru (revie… · 36 posts · 385 views
last updated Jun 18, 2017 06:57AM
How scary is H.P. Lovecraft?
By Ming · 8 posts · 181 views
last updated Oct 20, 2016 06:34PM
How Do I Review Classics?
By Nicolle · 45 posts · 235 views
last updated Aug 23, 2016 12:19AM
How do we Categorise Genres?
By Elizabeth (Al… · 18 posts · 180 views
last updated Feb 16, 2016 11:17AM
Is This A Classic? We Decide...
By Jonathan · 36 posts · 298 views
last updated Sep 28, 2015 02:38PM
What Makes the Russian Literature of the 19th Century So Distinctive?
By Kirsten · 6 posts · 104 views
last updated Jan 22, 2015 06:36AM
Showing 10 of 14 topics — 198 comments total
+ Archive 2018
November 2018 Group Read: The Invisible Man by HG Wells *Spoilers*
By Danielle The… · 9 posts · 20 views
last updated Mar 06, 2019 06:18AM
December 2018: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
By Nina · 55 posts · 38 views
last updated Jan 01, 2019 04:52AM
October 2018: The Moon and Sixpence
By Nina · 20 posts · 48 views
last updated Nov 16, 2018 10:24PM
September 2018: Little Dorrit
By Nina · 12 posts · 54 views
last updated Nov 11, 2018 05:04AM
July 2018: Something Wicked This Way Comes
By Louise · 2 posts · 19 views
last updated Oct 15, 2018 08:31AM
June 2018: What Maisie knew
By Nina · 12 posts · 59 views
last updated Jun 26, 2018 04:35PM
May 2018 Group Read: A Room With A View by EM Forster *No Spoilers*
By Danielle The… · 5 posts · 29 views
last updated Jun 24, 2018 08:19AM
March 2018: My Cousin Rachel
By ☯Emily , moderator · 16 posts · 35 views
last updated May 06, 2018 09:16AM
April 2018: The Wind in the Willows
By ☯Emily , moderator · 9 posts · 39 views
last updated May 03, 2018 02:20PM
Showing 10 of 22 topics — 309 comments total
+ Archive 2017
December 2017 Group Read: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton *No Spoilers*
By Danielle The… · 12 posts · 29 views
last updated Jan 02, 2018 10:51AM
November 2017: Mary Barton: Chapters 1-23 (No Spoilers!)
By ☯Emily , moderator · 11 posts · 24 views
last updated Dec 03, 2017 02:27PM
October 2017: The End of the Affair (Spoilers)
By Phil · 16 posts · 30 views
last updated Nov 10, 2017 09:34AM
October 2017: The End of the Affair (no spoilers)
By Phil · 7 posts · 21 views
last updated Nov 07, 2017 06:53PM
July 2017: L. M. Montgomery information and Spoiler Thread
By ☯Emily , moderator · 19 posts · 24 views
last updated Aug 21, 2017 08:06AM
August 2017: And Then There Were None (Spoiler thread)
By Nina · 21 posts · 41 views
last updated Aug 18, 2017 03:47PM
Showing 10 of 14 topics — 322 comments total
+ Archive 2016
November 2016: The Stranger by Albert Camus, Part 2 and SPOILER thread
By ☯Emily , moderator · 24 posts · 31 views
last updated Dec 23, 2016 02:55PM
December 2016: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Part 1
By Nina · 6 posts · 21 views
last updated Dec 09, 2016 09:58AM
December 2016: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Part 2 and SPOILER thread
By Nina · 1 post · 11 views
last updated Nov 25, 2016 05:47AM
November 2016: The Stranger by Albert Camus, Part 1
By ☯Emily , moderator · 24 posts · 50 views
last updated Nov 24, 2016 05:11AM
October 2016: Ghost Stories of An Antiquary by MR James
By Danielle The… · 24 posts · 39 views
last updated Nov 02, 2016 01:56AM
July 2016: In Cold Blood
By Nina · 14 posts · 60 views
last updated Oct 25, 2016 03:07AM
September 2016: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
By RitaSkeeter · 12 posts · 35 views
last updated Sep 28, 2016 01:30PM
August 2016: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
By Heather L · 34 posts · 50 views
last updated Sep 01, 2016 07:05AM
June 2016: Tropic of Cancer
By RitaSkeeter · 13 posts · 45 views
last updated Jul 01, 2016 07:57AM
April 2016: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
By Danielle The… · 50 posts · 58 views
last updated May 31, 2016 08:04AM
Showing 10 of 12 topics — 579 comments total
+ Archive 2015
September 2015: Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
By Nina · 18 posts · 63 views
last updated Jan 16, 2017 03:17AM
October 2015: Persuasion by Jane Austen
By RitaSkeeter · 29 posts · 76 views
last updated Jun 24, 2016 11:16AM
April 2015: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
By Danielle The… · 31 posts · 106 views
last updated Feb 08, 2016 04:03AM
December 2015: Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
By Louise · 40 posts · 53 views
last updated Dec 26, 2015 01:25PM
November 2015: The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
By ☯Emily , moderator · 12 posts · 53 views
last updated Nov 25, 2015 12:30PM
August 2015: The Island of Doctor Moreau
By ☯Emily , moderator · 22 posts · 47 views
last updated Sep 28, 2015 01:54PM
July 2015: The Waves by Virginia Woolf
By Louise · 43 posts · 97 views
last updated Aug 20, 2015 04:36PM
June 2015: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
By RitaSkeeter · 116 posts · 94 views
last updated Aug 07, 2015 10:25AM
May 2015: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
By ☯Emily , moderator · 154 posts · 115 views
last updated Jun 03, 2015 12:22AM
February 2015: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulhakov
By Louise · 50 posts · 121 views
last updated May 10, 2015 01:29PM
Showing 5 of 5 topics — 64 comments total
+ Group Watch
* The Grapes of Wrath (May 2015)
By Nicolle · 3 posts · 31 views
last updated May 26, 2015 06:27AM
* The Three Musketeers (April - June 2015)
By Nicolle · 2 posts · 33 views
last updated Jul 08, 2015 02:03PM
*A Place in the Sun (aka An American Tragedy)
By Kirsten · 1 post · 9 views
last updated Jan 22, 2017 06:58PM
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (April 2015)
By Nicolle · 2 posts · 26 views
last updated Apr 10, 2015 06:29AM
Lolita (September 2014)
By Danielle The… · 1 post · 43 views
last updated Sep 16, 2014 02:42PM
Showing 4 of 4 topics — 207 comments total
+ Challenges
2018 Classics Challenge
By Nina · 9 posts · 53 views
last updated Aug 07, 2018 05:55AM
2017 Classics challenge
By Nina · 57 posts · 174 views
last updated Dec 30, 2017 11:41AM
2016 Classics for Beginners Challenge
By Nina · 95 posts · 225 views
last updated Dec 10, 2016 08:16AM
2015 Classics for Beginners Challenge
By Danielle The… · 32 posts · 272 views
last updated Jan 04, 2016 06:26AM
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The Crucible
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The Grapes of Wrath
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A Raisin in the Sun
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Feb 28, 2019
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Anna Karenina
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Feb 28, 2019
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The Invisible Man
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Nov 30, 2018
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Little Dorrit
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Sep 30, 2018
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What Maisie Knew
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Jun 30, 2018
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A Room with a View
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May 31, 2018
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The Wind in the Willows
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Apr 30, 2018
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My Cousin Rachel
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Mar 31, 2018
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