Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The Classics Club

I stumbled upon this site by accident and it seems like the perfect way to get back into reading! In conjunction with my literature frenzy challenge, here is a condensed list of 50 "classics" (subject to change) that I hope to finish by 2017: 
  1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  4. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson 
  5. Herzog by Saul Bellow
  6. Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
  7. Another Country by James Baldwin
  8. Gionvanni's Room by James Baldwin
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  11. The Awakening and other stories by Kate Chopin
  12. Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov  
  13. The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoeyevsky
  14. Notes from the Underground by Dostoeyevsky
  15. Crime and Punishment by Dostoeyevsky
  16. The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot 
  17. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  18. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  19. Light in August by William Faulkner
  20. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
  21. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  22. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
  23. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  24. The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  25. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  26. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  27. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  28. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence  
  29. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  30. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  31. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 
  32. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  33. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  34. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  35. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 
  36. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  37. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  38. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
  39. Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck
  40. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  41. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
  42. Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  43. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  44. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  45. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams
  46. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
  47. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  48. Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
  49. The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  50.  Native Son by Richard Wright 


  1. Lovely blog! Please follow mine, it's new:

  2. Thanks for stopping by Tadi! I'll be sure to do that :)

  3. So glad you found us! Native Son is on my list as well.

  4. Great list, we have quite a few in common. I can highly recommend Anna Karenina - it was one of my favourite reads last year and by far the most surprising. Enjoy the challenge!