The Classics Club Challenge

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About 5 years ago (4/2015) I joined The Classics Club with the intent of reading 50 classic titles in 5 years (4/2015-4/2020). Unfortunately, I did not read all the 50 classic titles I had set out to do by that deadline.

Regardless, I still stand strong in my determination to read these titles even if it takes me another 5 years.

My list was composed of books I had heard of and never read. Books you know you should have read and never got around reading it, as well as inspiration from Goodreads lists and the Big Book List.

I’m not planning on reading these books in the same sequence as I have listed. Some books will have a review available, and some will not, and there is no set number of books I plan to read in a year. I will be crossing them out as I’m reading them.

So here is my list:

  1. Twain, Mark ~ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  2. Dumas, Alexandre ~ The Three Musketeers
  3. Steinbeck, John ~ The Pearl
  4. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor ~ The Brothers Karamazov
  5. Whitman, Walt ~ Leaves of Grass
  6. Atwood, Margarete ~ Alias Grace Reviewed
  7. Blake, William ~ Songs of Innocence and of Experience
  8. William Faulkner ~ As I Lay Dying Reviewed
  9. Victor Hugo ~ The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  10. Goldsmith, Oliver ~ The Vicar of Wakefield
  11. Hawthorne, Nathaniel ~ The House of the Seven Gables
  12. Haywood, Eliza ~ Love in Excess
  13. Fielding, Henry ~ Joseph Andrews
  14. Shelley, Mary ~ The Last Man
  15. Eliot, George ~ The Mill on the Floss
  16. Eliot, George ~ Middlemarch
  17. James, Henry ~ The Wings of the Dove
  18. Verne, Jules ~ Around the World in Eighty Days
  19. Rhys, Jean ~ Wide Sargasso Sea Reviewed
  20. Bronte, Charlotte ~ Villette
  21. Bronte, Anne ~ The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Reviewed
  22. Wharton, Edith ~ The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
  23. Wharton, Edith ~ The Age of Innocence
  24. Stegner, Wallace ~ Angle of Repose
  25. Woolf, Virginia ~ A Room of One’s Own
  26. Woolf, Virginia ~ The Waves
  27. Angelou, Maya ~ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  28. Ishiguro, Kasuo ~ The Remains of the Day Reviewed
  29. Cather, Willa ~ Death Comes for the Archbishop
  30. Doyle, Arthur Conan ~ The Hound of the Baskervilles Reviewed
  31. Christie, Agatha ~ Murder on the Orient Express
  32. Wilde, Oscar ~ The Canterville Ghost
  33. Washington, Irving ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  34. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang ~ Faust
  35. Alighieri, Dante ~ Inferno
  36. Alighieri, Dante ~ Purgatorio
  37. Salinger, J. D. ~ The Catcher in the Rye
  38. Heller, Joseph ~ Catch-22
  39. Chandler, Raymond ~ The Big Sleep
  40. James, Henry ~ The Portrait of a Lady
  41. Smith, Betty ~ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  42. O’Connor, Flannery ~ Wise Blood
  43. Collins, Wilkie ~ The Woman in White
  44. Collins, Wilkie ~ The MoonstoneReviewed
  45. Dickens, Charles ~ Oliver Twist
  46. Austen, Jane ~ Mansfield Park
  47. Tolstoy, Leo ~ Anna Karenina
  48. Tolstoy, Leo ~ War and Peace
  49. Lowry, Lois ~ The Giver
  50. Greene, Graham ~ The End of The Affair – Reviewed


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