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