Classics Club

 This is my second official go-around with the Classics Club.  The idea is to create a list of 50 Classics you’d like to read, and then read them in the next 5 years.  It’s not that complicated, and I love that it is pressure-free.  The first time around, I ended up making a list of 100 titles, and I did read 42 of them in 5 years which is a success for me.  (My first Classics Club list totals can be found HERE.)  Therefore, this is my second list and I hope to read 50 by April 1, 2022.

Start Date:  April 1, 2017

End Date:    April 1, 2022

Total Read to Date: 5 of 50 
The List:
  1.  Achebe, Chinua – Things Fall Apart
  2. Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women  review
  3.  Aristophanes – Lysistrata
  4.  Austen, Jane – Persuasion  review
  5.  Baldwin, James – Giovanni’s Room  review
  6.  Beckett, Samuel – Waiting for Godot
  7.  Behn, Aphra – Oroonoko
  8.  Buchan, John – The Thirty-Nine Steps
  9.  Burroughs, William – Junky
  10.  Capote, Truman – In Cold Blood
  11.  Cather, Willa – One of Ours
  12.  Chang, Jung – Wild Swans
  13.  Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre – Dangerous Liaisons
  14.  Confucius – The Analects
  15.  Dick, Philip K. – The Man in the High Castle
  16.  du Maurier, Daphne – Rebecca
  17.  Eliot, George – The Mill on the Floss
  18.  Ellison, Ralph – Invisible Man
  19.  Ellroy, James – The Black Dahlia
  20.  Eugenides, Jeffrey – Middlesex
  21.  Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary
  22.  Gaskell, Elizabeth – North and South
  23.  Gibbons, Stella – Cold Comfort Farm
  24.  Golding, William – Lord of the Flies
  25.  Hemingway, Ernest – In Our Time
  26.  Hemingway, Ernest – To Have and Have Not
  27.  Hamsun, Knut – Hunger
  28.  Hesse, Hermann – Steppenwolf
  29.  Homer – The Odyssey
  30.  Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World
  31.  Ishiguro, Kazuo – The Remains of the Day
  32.  James, Henry – The Turn of the Screw
  33.  Jerome, Jerome K. – Three Men in a Boat
  34.  Joyce, James – The Dubliners
  35.  Kafka, Franz – Metamorphosis
  36.  Keller, Helen – The Story of My Life
  37.  Lawrence, D.H. – Women in Love
  38.  Lovecraft, H.P – The Call of Cthulhu
  39.  Machiavelli, Niccolo – The Prince
  40.  Maugham, W. Somerset – The Painted Veil
  41.  Miller, Arthur – The Crucible
  42.  Miller, Arthur – Death of a Salesman
  43. Mishima, Yukio – The Sound of Waves
  44.  Morrison, Toni – Sula
  45.  Nabokov, Vladimir – Pnin
  46.  Orczy, Baroness – The Scarlet Pimpernel
  47.  Orwell, George – Nineteen Eighty-Four
  48.  Paine, Thomas – Common Sense
  49.  Plath, Sylvia – The Bell Jar    review
  50.  Pushkin, Alexander – Eugene Onegin
  51.  Puzo, Mario – The Godfather
  52.  Pynchon, Thomas – The Crying of Lot 49
  53.  Sinclair, Upton – The Jungle
  54.  Stein, Gertrude – The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  55.  Stoker, Bram – Dracula
  56.  Thoreau, Henry David – Civil Disobedience review
  57.  Thoreau, Henry David – Walden
  58.  Tolstoy, Leo – War and Peace
  59.  Trumbo, Dalton – Johnny Got His Gun
  60.  Truth, Sojourner – The Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  61.  Twain, Mark – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court  
  62.  Updike, John – Rabbit, Run
  63.  Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine
  64.  Wilde, Oscar – An Ideal Husband
  65.  Wollstonecraft, Mary – A Vindication on the Rights of Women

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Congrats on completing your first round. I finished my first not long ago as well. Nice list here. I haven't read most of these…of those I have, I liked Lord of the Flies best…and although I've not read Three Men in a Boat, I have read JKJ….he's a riot.

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  2. You have some books I also have for my Classics Club list, and two of my all time favorites: In Cold Blood, and The Remains of the Day!
    Dracula and Rebecca are great books too, they keep you in suspense.

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