Classics Club

 This is my second official go-around with the Classics Club.  The idea is to create a list of 50 Classics you'd like to read, and then read them in the next 5 years.  It's not that complicated, and I love that it is pressure-free.  The first time around, I ended up making a list of 100 titles, and I did read 42 of them in 5 years which is a success for me.  (My first Classics Club list totals can be found HERE.)  Therefore, this is my second list and I hope to read 50 by April 1, 2022.

Start Date:  April 1, 2017
End Date:    April 1, 2022

Total Read to Date: 2 of 50 

The List:

  1.  Achebe, Chinua - Things Fall Apart 
  2. Alcott, Louisa May - Little Women  review
  3.  Aristophanes - Lysistrata
  4.  Austen, Jane - Persuasion
  5.  Baldwin, James - Giovanni's Room  review
  6.  Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot
  7.  Behn, Aphra - Oroonoko
  8.  Buchan, John - The Thirty-Nine Steps
  9.  Burroughs, William - Junky
  10.  Capote, Truman - In Cold Blood
  11.  Cather, Willa - One of Ours
  12.  Chang, Jung - Wild Swans
  13.  Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre - Dangerous Liaisons
  14.  Confucius - The Analects
  15.  Dick, Philip K. - The Man in the High Castle
  16.  du Maurier, Daphne - Rebecca
  17.  Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss
  18.  Ellison, Ralph - Invisible Man
  19.  Ellroy, James - The Black Dahlia
  20.  Eugenides, Jeffrey - Middlesex
  21.  Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
  22.  Gaskell, Elizabeth - North and South
  23.  Gibbons, Stella - Cold Comfort Farm
  24.  Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
  25.  Hemingway, Ernest - In Our Time
  26.  Hemingway, Ernest - To Have and Have Not
  27.  Hamsun, Knut - Hunger
  28.  Hesse, Hermann - Steppenwolf
  29.  Homer - The Odyssey
  30.  Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
  31.  Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day
  32.  James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw
  33.  Jerome, Jerome K. - Three Men in a Boat
  34.  Joyce, James - The Dubliners
  35.  Kafka, Franz - Metamorphosis
  36.  Keller, Helen - The Story of My Life
  37.  Lawrence, D.H. - Women in Love
  38.  Lovecraft, H.P - The Call of Cthulhu
  39.  Machiavelli, Niccolo - The Prince
  40.  Maugham, W. Somerset - The Painted Veil
  41.  Miller, Arthur - The Crucible
  42.  Miller, Arthur - Death of a Salesman
  43. Mishima, Yukio - The Sound of Waves
  44.  Morrison, Toni - Sula
  45.  Nabokov, Vladimir - Pnin
  46.  Orczy, Baroness - The Scarlet Pimpernel
  47.  Orwell, George - Nineteen Eighty-Four
  48.  Paine, Thomas - Common Sense
  49.  Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar
  50.  Pushkin, Alexander - Eugene Onegin
  51.  Puzo, Mario - The Godfather
  52.  Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49
  53.  Sinclair, Upton - The Jungle
  54.  Stein, Gertrude - The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  55.  Stoker, Bram - Dracula
  56.  Thoreau, Henry David - Civil Disobedience
  57.  Thoreau, Henry David - Walden
  58.  Tolstoy, Leo - War and Peace
  59.  Trumbo, Dalton - Johnny Got His Gun
  60.  Truth, Sojourner - The Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  61.  Twain, Mark - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court  
  62.  Updike, John - Rabbit, Run
  63.  Wells, H.G. - The Time Machine
  64.  Wilde, Oscar - An Ideal Husband
  65.  Wollstonecraft, Mary - A Vindication on the Rights of Women


bookishhobbit said...

You've got some good books on this list. :) Happy reading!

Bookworm Belle said...

The Hobbit. The Count of Monte Cristo. Dangerous Liasons. You've gotta bump those suckas up on your reading list, I highly recommend them!

Beachreader said...

You have a nice variety of books. It looks like everyone has a little "Austen" on their list.
Happy Reading!!

Joseph said...

Congrats on completing your first round. I finished my first not long ago as well. Nice list here. I haven't read most of these...of those I have, I liked Lord of the Flies best...and although I've not read Three Men in a Boat, I have read JKJ....he's a riot.

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Thanks Joseph! I read Lord of the Flies a long time ago, and I'm curious to see how well I do or do not remember it!

Jillian said...

WOLLSTONECRAFT. That is all. :)

Silvia said...

You have some books I also have for my Classics Club list, and two of my all time favorites: In Cold Blood, and The Remains of the Day!
Dracula and Rebecca are great books too, they keep you in suspense.

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Thank you Jillian & Silvia!

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