Classics Club

I stumbled upon The Classics Club blog and got intrigued. It is a book challenge that requires you to pledge that you will read 50+ classics in 5 years or less and post reviews in your blog. This page is a means for me to track my progress.

I plan to read and review the following 100 books in 5 years (from 1st November, 2015 to 31st October, 2020):

  1. Abbott, Edwin: Flatland (re-read)
  2. Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart
  3. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
  4. Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  5. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  6. Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assassin
  7. Austen, Jane: Emma
  8. Austen, Jane: Persuasion
  9. Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
  10. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility
  11. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  12. Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
  13. Bradbury, Ray: The Martian Chronicles
  14. Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
  15. Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights
  16. Buck, Pearl S: The Good Earth
  17. Bulgakov, Mikhail: The Master and Margarita
  18. Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
  19. Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury Tales
  20. Chekhov, Anton: The Duel
  21. Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone
  22. Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
  23. Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness
  24. de Cervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
  25. Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations (re-read)
  26. Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist (re-read)
  27. Dickens, Charles: Tale of Two Cities (re-read)
  28. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  29. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  30. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles (re-read)
  31. Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers
  32. Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose
  33. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  34. Ellison, Ralph: The Invisible Man
  35. Faulkner, William: Absalom, Absalom!
  36. Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying
  37. Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
  38. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby (re-read)
  39. Foer, Jonathan Safran: Exteremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  40. Forster, E.M.: Room With a View
  41. Frank, Anne: The Diary of Anne Frank
  42. Freud, Sigmund: The Interpretation of Dreams
  43. Gogol, Nikolay: Dead Souls
  44. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies (re-read)
  45. Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd
  46. Hardy, Thomas: Mayor of Casterbridge
  47. Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  48. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
  49. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  50. Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom the Bell Tolls
  51. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea
  52. Hemingway, Ernest: The Sun Also Rises
  53. Hesse, Hermann: Siddhartha
  54. Homer: The Iliad
  55. Homer: The Odyssey
  56. Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables
  57. Hurston, Zora Neale: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  58. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  59. Jerome, Jerome K: Three Men in a Boat
  60. Joyce, James: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  61. Joyce, James: The Dubliners
  62. Joyce, James: Ulysses
  63. Kafka, Franz: Metamorphosis (re-read)
  64. Kesey, Ken: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  65. Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird (re-read)
  66. Leroux, Gaston: The Phantom of Opera
  67. Lewis, Sinclair: Babbitt
  68. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Love in the Time of Cholera
  69. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  70. Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels: The Communit Manifesto
  71. Melville, Herman: Bartleby the Scrivener
  72. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  73. Mitchell, David: Cloud Atlas
  74. Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind
  75. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables
  76. Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye
  77. Murakami, Haruki: Norwegian Wood
  78. Nabokov, Vladimir: Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
  79. Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita
  80. Nietzsche, Friedrich: Beyond Good and Evil
  81. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel
  82. Orwell, George: 1984
  83. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  84. Rand, Ayn: Anthem
  85. Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged
  86. Rand, Ayn: The Fountainhead
  87. Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe
  88. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  89. Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  90. Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men
  91. Stevenson, Robert Louis: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  92. Stoker, Bram: Dracula
  93. Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
  94. Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
  95. Voltaire: Candide
  96. Walker, Alice: The Color Purple
  97. Wilde, Oscar: The Importance of Being Earnest
  98. Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  99. Woolf, Virginia: A Room of One’s Own
  100. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway

The Big book list can be found here. Do suggest more classic books to include as comments below.

9 thoughts on “Classics Club

  1. chronolibrarian says:

    A great list – you are going to enjoy 2016. I have read 1/3 of these – The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of my guilty pleasure reads. Of course Dickens and Austen are brilliant but also Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men,
    best wishes.

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  2. chronolibrarian says:

    Well, I see you have Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey already on your flight path. You might get a laugh out of some of Aristophanes’ comedies, they are quite fun although a little lewd. They are quite quick to read too.

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