Quick Classics Club Update

January 20, 2017 Books, Meta 6

This is just a quick little post to let y’all know that I’ve updated my Classics Club page. It now includes my original list, arranged by title with color-coded categories, and two other arrangements: by time period, and by geographic origin.

And because I’m apparently completely bonkers, I’ve already been working on future Classics Club list(s)… with well over 200 titles to play with (and growing), I felt like I needed to be a bit more organized! Hence, the multiple sorting options.

I’m still debating on whether I ought to call for peanut gallery opinions on future CC picks. Or maybe I should publish the list(s) ahead of time to provide opportunity for comment. What do you think?

6 Responses to “Quick Classics Club Update”

  1. Nick @ One Catholic Life

    I love how you’ve sorted your books! I’m a list freak, so I appreciated seeing your choices organized in several different ways.

    Regarding your future picks, I think it’s helpful to have a master list to work from. I have a list that I call my Summary of Great Books List. I took 13 “Great Books” lists and counted which books showed up the most times. Here is the link to my list in case you’re interested: http://www.nicksenger.com/onecatholiclife/books/nicks-summary-of-great-books-lists

    That’s the list I started with when compiling my own Classics Club list. Another great source for ideas is http://thegreatestbooks.org/ which uses the same rationale as my summary list but which compiled their list from 107 lists! The site also allows you to sign up for free and track which books you’ve read.

  2. Toady

    That’s great! I am more organized with my reading lately, but don’t have my classics arranged as much as I would like to. I may rely on your list to find things that I need for some of my challenges, especially the list by time period.

    • Louise

      It took a little while, but putting together these lists was also kind of therapeutic? And also enlightening — it’s easier to see which time periods, geographic areas etc. from which I need to look for further reading.

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