My Classics Club List


It seems appropriate to join the Classics Club since I am making my way through many classics during my extensive reading journey. This is a wonderful community and a great way to connect with others who share a love of great literature. If you haven't already signed up, please do so immediately! The challenge set forth is to set a personal goal of reading a certain number of classics over a selected period of time. There is no competition to read the most or finish the fastest, you set your own objectives. Taking into account that I tend to  procrastinate when it comes to finishing anything, I have chosen 50 "classics" (subject to change) that I will start reading from May 2011 and hope to finish by December 2021. That gives me 10 years. Sounds reasonable right? We'll have to see...

Classics read so far: 36/50
  1. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  4. Herzog by Saul Bellow
  5. Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
  6. Another Country by James Baldwin
  7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  9. Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov  
  10. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  11. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  12. The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoeyevsky
  13. Notes from the Underground by Dostoeyevsky
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  16. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  17. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  18. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
  19. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  20. The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
  21. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  22. The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  23. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  24. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  25. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  26. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence  
  27. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  28. Cakes and Ale by
  29. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  30. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  31. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  32. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 
  33. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  34. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
  35. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  36. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  37. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys 
  38. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  39. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  40. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
  41. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  42. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
  43. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  44. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  45. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  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 

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