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 September 2011 and hope to finish by December 2016. That gives me 5 years. Sounds reasonable right? We'll have to see...

Classics read so far: 31
  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. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  10. The Awakening and other stories by Kate Chopin
  11. Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov  
  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. Light in August 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. Cakes and Ale by
  28. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  29. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  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. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  47. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
  48. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  49. Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
  50. The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  51. Native Son by Richard Wright 

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