The Classics Club

I decided to go back to my roots and read more classics! I found the Classic Club and super excited to join their challenge.

Most of these books are completely new to me. There are six re-reads and about five DNFs. The rest I’m venturing in a whole new world (with New Fantastic Points of View).

Each month I’ll announce the classic I’m reading if anyone would like to discuss. I’ll keep this page updated with my progress and bold the novels I’ve already read.

  1.    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  2.    The Collector – John Fowles
  3.    The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  4.    The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  5.    Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  6.    Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
  7.    Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
  8.    Dracula – Bram Stoker (October ’16)
  9.    Emma – Jane Austen (July ’16)
  10.    Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
  11.    Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  12.    Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  13.    The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams (Feb ’17)
  14.    The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (Apr ’17)
  15.    The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton
  16.    The House of Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  17.    The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  18.    I know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  19.    Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  20.    The Life of Charlotte Bronte – Elizabeth Gaskell
  21.    Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  22.    Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  23.    The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury (Dec ’16)
  24.    Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
  25.    Middlemarch – George Eliot
  26.    Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  27.    My Antonia – Willa Cather (May ’17)
  28.    North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell (Sept ’16)
  29.    Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami (Dec ’16)
  30.    Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  31.    The Once and Future – T.H. White
  32.    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  33.    One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  34.    A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  35.    The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux
  36.    The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James (Oct’ 17)
  37.    Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  38.    The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  39.    Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut (August ’16)
  40.    Sula – Toni Morrison  (July ’17)
  41.     The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  42.    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte
  43.    Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston (March ’16)
  44.     Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe (June ’16)
  45.    The Things They Carried- Tim O’Brien
  46.    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  47.    Under the Greenwood Tree – Thomas Hardy
  48.    Watership Down – Richard Adams
  49.    The Way We Live Now – Anthony Trollope
  50.    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Edward Albee

 

My official goal date to complete all fifty is June 1st, 2020.

If you have a blog and wish to join the club here is their website:  theclassicsclubblog.wordpress.com

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