Classics Club

The Classic ClubJillian at A Room of One’s Own began The Classics Club in March of 2012.  The basic point of it is to encourage reading the Classics, specifically listing the books I want to read in the next 5 years.  Some of these I am already planning on reading this year… but most are titles that I’ve been wanting to read or reread for a long time now.  Five years is a long time though, so I may change up my list a bit – but most likely I will just be adding to it!

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ATTENTION!  As of August 1, 2012 – The Classics Club moved to its own website!  Click HERE to see the latest and greatest regarding the Club, including how to join, find great book recommendations & member reviews, and LOTS of Classics-minded events!  I am also a moderator of The Classics Club, so feel free to ask any questions you may have!
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UPDATE:  I started this with a list of 50 books.  When I came up with that list, I inadvertently forgot several books and did not include any books that I’d like to read again.  So, I revised my list.  I fully intend on reading 50 books from this list by March 7, 2017….  but will give myself checkpoints after that point (1 additional year per 10 books on the list).  I have also rewritten the list so that it is in alphabetical order by author’s last name. And I just keep adding books….  the list is never-ending, but I must hit my goal dates!

Start Date:  March 7, 2012
End Date:    March 7, 2017 (for 50 out of total books)
2nd End Date:  March 7, 2018 (for 60 out of total books)
3rd End Date:   March 7, 2019 (for 70 out of total books)
4th End Date:   March 7, 2020 (for 80 out of total books)
5th End Date:   March 7, 2021 (for 90 out of total books)
Total Read to Date:  17 of first 50 
The List:
1.  Adams, Douglas – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
2.  Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
3.  Aristophanes – Lysistrata
4.  Austen, Jane – Emma
5.  Austen, Jane – Persuasion
6.  Austen, Jane – Sense & Sensibility
  7.  Baum, L. Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  review 
8.  Behn, Aphra – Oroonoko
  9.  Bronte, Anne – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
10.  Burroughs, William – Junky
11.  Capote, Truman – In Cold Blood
12. Cather, Willa – O Pioneers!
13. Cather, Willa – One of Ours
14. Chang, Jung – Wild Swans
15. Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre – Dangerous Liaisons
16. Collins, Wilkie – The Woman in White
17. DeFoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe
18. Dickens, Charles – A Tale of Two Cities
19. Dickens, Charles – Bleak House
20. Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations
21. Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist    review
22. Dostoevsky, Fyodor – The Idiot
23. Dumas, Alexandre – The Count of Monte Cristo
24. Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers
25. du Maurier, Daphne – Rebecca
26. Eliot, George – The Mill on the Floss
27. Ellison, Ralph – Invisible Man
28. Ellroy, James – The Black Dahlia
29. Eugenides, Jeffrey – Middlesex
30. Faulkner, William – As I Lay Dying
31. Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary
32. Forster, E.M. – A Room With A View
33. Gaskell, Elizabeth – North and South
34. Gibbons, Stella – Cold Comfort Farm
35. Golding, William – Lord of the Flies
36. Hammett, Dashiell – The Maltese Falcon  review
37. Hemingway, Ernest – In Our Time
38. Hemingway, Ernest – The Sun Also Rises  review
39. Hemingway, Ernest – To Have and Have Not
40. Hamsun, Knut – Hunger
41. Henry, O – Collected Stories
42. Hesse, Hermann – Steppenwolf
43. Hurston, Zora Neale – Their Eyes Were Watching God  review
44. Ishiguro, Kazuo – The Remains of the Day
45. James, Henry – The Turn of the Screw
46. Joyce, James – The Dubliners
47. Juster, Norton – The Phantom Tollbooth
48. Keller, Helen – The Story of My Life
49. Kerouac, Jack – Visions of Cody
50. Keyes, Daniel – Flowers For Algernon   review
51. Lawrence, D.H. – Women in Love
52. Lee, Harper – To Kill A Mockingbird     review
53. Miller, Arthur – The Crucible
54. Mitchell, Margaret – Gone With The Wind
55. Orczy, Baroness – The Scarlet Pimpernel
56. Orwell, George – Animal Farm    review
57. Orwell, George – Nineteen Eighty-Four
58. Pamuk, Orhan – Snow
59. Poe, Edgar Allen – The Fall of the House of Usher review
60. Poe, Edgar Allen – The Pit and The Pendulum  review
61. Pushkin, Alexander – Eugene Onegin
62. Puzo, Mario – The Godfather
63. Pynchon, Thomas – The Crying of Lot 49
64. Radcliffe, Ann – The Mysteries of Udolfo
65. Remarque, Erich Maria – All Quiet on the Western Front
66. Rhys, Jean – Wide Sargasso Sea
67. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques – Confessions
68. Saint-Exupery, Antoine de – The Little Prince
69. Sinclair, Upton – The Jungle
70. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
71. Stein, Gertrude – The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
72. Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island   review
73. Stoker, Bram – Dracula
74. Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels
75. Thoreau, Henry David – Walden
76. Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit    review
77. Trumbo, Dalton – Johnny Got His Gun
78. Twain, Mark – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
79. Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
80. Twain, Mark – Pudd’nhead Wilson
81. Verne, Jules – Around The World in Eighty Days   review
82. Voltaire – Candide    review
83. Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. – Slaughterhouse Five
84. Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine
85. Wells, H.G. – War of the Worlds    review
86. Wharton, Edith – The House of Mirth review (DNF)
87. Wilde, Oscar – An Ideal Husband
88. Woolf, Virginia – Mrs. Dalloway   review
89. Woolf, Virginia – Orlando
90. Williams, Tenessee – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Let’s make it an even 100, shall we?91.  The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
92.  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – I really thought I already had this listed!
93.  I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
94.  The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
95.  Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
96.  Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
97.  The Giver by Lois Lowry
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