Shakespeare Reading Challenge

In which I read all of Shakespeare’s plays.

This is a challenge I decided to do on my own after realizing that, if I read one a month, it would take me another two years to read all of Shakespeare’s plays. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. And while I loved my grad school Shakespeare class, I’ve only read one play since then. Since I tend to do well with challenges, I thought this would be a fun way to keep track of they plays I still need to read, and motivate myself to continue reading one a month until I’m done.

Crossed out plays are ones that I’ve already read. I’ll keep crossing them out until they’re all read.


All’s Well That Ends Well

As You Like It

The Comedy of Errors

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Measure for Measure

The Merchant of Venice

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado About Nothing

The Taming of the Shrew

The Tempest

Twelfth Night

Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Noble Kinsmen

A Winter’s Tale


Henry IV, Part I

Henry IV, Part II

Henry V

Henry VI, Part I

Henry VI, Part II

Henry VI, Part III

Henry VIII

King John


Richard II

Richard III


Antony and Cleopatra




Julius Caesar

King Lear



Romeo and Juliet

Timon of Athens

Titus Andronicus

Troilus and Cressida