Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Classics Club

The Classics Club is a blog which encourages people to read and blog about classics. I've decided to join in the fun since I already read and love classical literature.

My goal will be to read a total of 150 classical books in 5 years (by Jan. 2021).

  1. Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart
  2. Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  3. Austen, Jane: Complete Juvenilia
  4. Austen, Jane: Mansfield Park
  5. Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey
  6. Austen, Jane: Sanditon
  7. Austen, Jane: Selected Letters
  8. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility
  9. Austen, Jane: The Watsons
  10. Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  11. Bronte, Charlotte: Villette
  12. Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights
  13. Buchan, John: The Thirty-Nine Steps
  14. Bulgakov, Mikhail: The White Guard
  15. Bulgakov, Mikhail: Diaboliad
  16. Bulgakov, Mikhail: Life of Mr. de Molière
  17. Burney, Frances: Evelina
  18. Cather, Willa: My Antonia
  19. Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
  20. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans
  21. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage
  22. Danielwski, Mark Z.: House of Leaves
  23. de Cervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
  24. Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders
  25. Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield
  26. Dickens, Charles: Tale of Two Cities
  27. Dickens, Charles: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
  28. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  29. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Idiot
  30. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  31. Dreiser, Theodore: American Tragedy
  32. Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie
  33. Dreiser, Theodore: The Financier
  34. Dreiser, Theodore: The Titan
  35. Dreiser, Theodore: The Stoic
  36. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
  37. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  38. Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose
  39. Edgeworth, Maria: Castle Rackrent
  40. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  41. Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying
  42. Faulks, Sebastian: Birdsong
  43. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night
  44. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: This Side of Paradise
  45. Foer, Jonathan Safran: Everything is Illuminated
  46. Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier
  47. Forster, E.M.: Passage to India
  48. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
  49. Goethe, Johann: Faust
  50. Gogol, Nikolay: Dead Souls
  51. Gogol, Nikolay: The Inspector General
  52. Haggard, Henry Rider: King Solomon’s Mines
  53. Hansberry, Lorraine: A Raisin in the Sun
  54. Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd
  55. Hardy, Thomas: Jude the Obscure 
  56. Hardy, Thomas: The Mayor of Casterbridge 
  57. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter (review)
  58. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  59. Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom the Bell Tolls
  60. Hemingway, Ernest: The Garden of Eden
  61. Hemingway, Ernest: A Moveable Feast 
  62. Hemingway, Ernest: To Have and Have Not 
  63. Hemingway, Ernest: Across the River and into the Trees 
  64. Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables
  65. Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  66. Hurston, Zora Neale: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  67. Irving, John: A Prayer for Owen Meany
  68. Irving, John The World According to Garp
  69. Ishiguro, Kazuo: Remains of the Day
  70. James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
  71. Joyce, James: Ulysses
  72. Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 
  73. Joyce, James: Finnegans Wake 
  74. Kafka, Franz: The Castle
  75. Kafka, Franz: The Trial
  76. Kawabata, Yasunari: Thousand Cranes
  77. Kerouac, Jack: On the Road (review)
  78. Kingsolver, Barbara: The Poisonwood Bible
  79. Knowles, John: A Separate Peace
  80. Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  81. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Love in the Time of Cholera
  82. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Memories of My Melancholy Whores
  83. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: The General in His Labyrinth
  84. Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami
  85. McCullers, Carson: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  86. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  87. Miller, Arthur: Death of a Salesman
  88. Milton, John: Paradise Lost
  89. Morrison, Toni: Song of Solomon
  90. Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye
  91. Nesbit, E: The Enchanted Castle
  92. O, Brien: Tim: The Things They Carried
  93. Pamuk, Orhan: My Name is Red
  94. Pasternak, Boris: Doctor Zhivago
  95. Pepys, Samuel: Diary of Samuel Pepys
  96. Plath, Sylvia: Ariel
  97. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  98. Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged
  99. Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
  100. Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
  101. Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa
  102. Rushdie, Salman: Midnight’s Children
  103. Rushdie, Salman: The Satanic Verses
  104. Salinger, J.D.: Nine Stories
  105. Salinger, J.D: Franny and Zooey
  106. Sand, George: Consuelo
  107. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  108. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  109. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander: The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
  110. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander: Cancer Ward
  111. Steinbeck, John: America and Americans
  112. Steinbeck, John: Cannery Row
  113. Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
  114. Steinbeck, John: Sweet Thursday
  115. Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath
  116. Steinbeck, John: The Pastures of Heaven
  117. Steinbeck, John: The Pearl
  118. Steinbeck, John: The Red Pony
  119. Steinbeck, John: The Winter of Our Discontent
  120. Steinbeck, John: Tortilla Flat
  121. Steinbeck, John: Travels with Charley in Search of America
  122. Stendhal: The Red and the Black
  123. Stendhal: The Charterhouse of Parma
  124. Stendhal: Armance
  125. Sterne, Laurence: Tristam Shandy
  126. Stoker, Bram: Dracula
  127. Tan, Amy: The Joy Luck Club
  128. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
  129. Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
  130. Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  131. Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
  132. Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  133. Verne, Jules: Around the World in Eighty Days
  134. Verne, Jules: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  135. Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth
  136. Verne, Jules: From the Earth to the Moon
  137. Verne, Jules: Five Weeks in a Balloon
  138. Walker, Alice: The Color Purple
  139. Watson, Winifred: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  140. Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
  141. Wells, H.G.: The War of the Worlds
  142. Wells, H.G.: The Invisible Man
  143. Wells, H.G.: The Island of Dr. Moreau
  144. Wells, H.G.: The Food of the Gods 
  145. Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome
  146. Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  147. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
  148. Wright, Richard: Native Son
  149. Zamyatin, Yevgeny: We
  150. Zola, Emile: Germinal
That's quite a list there! I'm already looking forward to reading and reviewing these books.

1 comment:

  1. Wow that's a lot of books ... but then I guess 5 years is a long time:) I'd love to start reading some classics, there's a lo of john steinbeck books I'd like to read ( that I noticed were on your list to ) and a few other, I just need to get started :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx