The Classics Club Challenge

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I have just agreed to the Classics Club Challenge, and what it means is that I agreed to read 50 classic titles in 5 years (4/2015-4/2020). I think it is a great initiative to read amazing literary classics.

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:

  • Twain, Mark ~ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Dumas, Alexandre ~ The Three Musketeers
  • Hugo, Victor~ Les Miserable
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor ~ The Brothers Karamazov
  • Whitman, Walt ~ Leaves of Grass
  • Atwood, Margarete ~ Alias Grace Reviewed
  • Blake, William ~ Songs of Innocence and of Experience
  • Swift, Jonathan ~ Gulliver’s Travels
  • Voltaire ~ Candide
  • Goldsmith, Oliver ~ The Vicar of Wakefield
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel ~ The House of the Seven Gables
  • Haywood, Eliza ~ Love in Excess
  • Fielding, Henry ~ Joseph Andrews
  • Shelley, Mary ~ The Last Man
  • Eliot, George ~ The Mill on the Floss
  • Eliot, George ~ Middlemarch
  • James, Henry ~ The Wings of the Dove
  • Verne, Jules ~ Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Cervantes, Miguel ~ Don Quixote
  • Bronte, Charlotte ~ Villette
  • Bronte, Anne ~ The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Reviewed
  • Wharton, Edith ~ The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
  • Wharton, Edith ~ The Age of Innocence
  • Stegner, Wallace ~ Angle of Repose
  • Woolf, Virginia ~ A Room of One’s Own
  • Woolf, Virginia ~ To the Lighthouse
  • Angelou, Maya ~ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Ishiguro, Kasuo ~ The Remains of the Day Reviewed
  • Cather, Willa ~ Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan ~ The Hound of the Baskervilles Reviewed
  • Christie, Agatha ~ Murder on the Orient Express
  • Wilde, Oscar ~ The Canterville Ghost
  • Washington, Irving ~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang ~ Faust
  • Alighieri, Dante ~ Inferno
  • Alighieri, Dante ~ Purgatorio
  • Salinger, J. D. ~ The Catcher in the Rye
  • Heller, Joseph ~ Catch-22
  • Chandler, Raymond ~ The Big Sleep
  • James, Henry ~ The Portrait of a Lady
  • Smith, Betty ~ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • O’Connor, Flannery ~ Wise Blood
  • Collins, Wilkie ~ The Woman in White
  • Collins, Wilkie ~ The MoonstoneReviewed
  • Dickens, Charles ~ Oliver Twist
  • Dickens, Charles ~ Great Expectations
  • Austen, Jane ~ Mansfield Park
  • Tolstoy, Leo ~ Anna Karenina
  • Lowry, Lois ~ The Giver
  • Greene, Graham ~ The End of The Affair – Reviewed


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