The Classics Club

I decided to go ahead and join The Classics Club. The Classics Club was started on March 7 , 2012 by Jillian at A Room of One’s Own. I love to read the classics and I haven't been reading many lately because I've been reading mostly new fiction. So, I think this will be a great way to keep myself on track. The idea is to read and review at least fifty classics within five years. The most difficult part is deciding on a list. I managed to pick fifty books including some re-reads. I may read other classics, but these are books that I've read and enjoyed or books I've been meaning to read but just haven't gotten around to actually reading them yet. Here is my list, in alphabetical order. I will review each after I've read them. My completion goal date will be 9/14/2017. *Edited to add:
Let's be real. I am not going to complete this list by my goal date. However, I will try to continue to work through the list at my own, much slower rate.

  1. Anaya, Rudolfo: Bless Me, Ultima (re-read)
  2. Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey
  3. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  4. Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451 (re-read)
  5. Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights (re-read)
  6. Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
  7. Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone
  8. Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
  9. Danielwski, Mark Z.: House of Leaves
  10. Dickens, Charles: Martin Chuzzlewit
  11. Dickens, Charles: Nicholas Nickleby (re-read)
  12. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  13. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  14. Dumas, Alexandre: The Man in the Iron Mask
  15. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  16. Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
  17. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary (re-read)
  18. Forster, E.M.: Howard’s End
  19. Forster, E.M.: Room With a View  - finished reading 7/04/2016
  20. Forster, E.M.: Where Angels Fear to Tread
  21. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
  22. Gibson, William: Neuromancer
  23. Goethe, Johann: Faust
  24. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The House of Seven Gables
  25. Hemingway, Ernest, For Whom the Bell Tolls
  26. Homer: The Odyssey
  27. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World (re-read)
  28. James, Henry: The Bostonians
  29. Kerouac, Jack: On the Road (re-read)
  30. Knowles, John: A Separate Peace
  31. Lewis, M.G: The Monk
  32. Marlowe, Christopher: Doctor Faustus (re-read)
  33. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick 
  34. Murakami, Haruki: Norwegian Wood
  35. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel (re-read)
  36. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar (re-read)    re-read March 2017
  37. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein (re-read)
  38. Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle (re-read)
  39. Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath
  40. Stephenson, Neal: Snow Crash (re-re-read)
  41. Stoppard, Tom: Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead (re-read)
  42. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
  43. Tolkein, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings (re-re-re-read )
  44. Trollope, Anthony: Barchester Towers
  45. Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now (re-read)
  46. Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse Five (re-read)
  47. Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome
  48. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
  49. Wilde, Oscar: The Importance of Being Earnest
  50. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway


  1. Welcome to the club! I love seeing Forster on your list. He's one of my favorites.

  2. Starting with Northanger Abbey, thanks for all the suggestions!


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