The Classics Club

Here is my revised list (as at December 1st 2015) of 50 classic works to be read between October 1st 2013 and October 1st 2018. Or sooner!!

The books are listed in alphabetical order of author and not (necessarily) in the order in which I plan to read them. It includes a few that I read years ago but have never reviewed:

1. Isaac Asimov – I, Robot

2. Isaac Asimov – The Gods Themselves

3. Jane Austen – Mansfield Park

4. Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility

5. Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey

6. Ray Bradbury – The Martian Chronicles

7. Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre

8. Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

9. Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White

10. Charles Darwin – The Origin of Species

11. Philip K Dick – The Man in the High Castle

12. Charles Dickens – David Copperfield

13. Charles Dickens – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

14. Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers

15. Alexandre Dumas – Twenty Years After

16. Daphne du Maurier -Rebecca

17. Stella Gibbons – Cold Comfort Farm

18. Graham Greene – Our Man in Havana

19. Thomas Hardy – Tess of the d’Urbervilles

20. Nathaniel Hawthorne – Short Stories

21. Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell Tolls

22. Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea

23. Annette von Droste-Hülshoff – Die Judenbuche

24. Victor Hugo – Les Miserables

25. Aldous Huxley – Brave New World

26. Henry James – The Portrait of a Lady

27. Ursula K Le Guin – The Left Hand of Darkness

28. Franz Kafka – Der Prozess

28. DH Lawrence – Sons and Lovers

29. CS Lewis – The Cosmic Trilogy

30. Jack London – The Call of the Wild

31. Thomas Mann – Death in Venice

32. Guy de Maupassant – Une Vie

33. Solomon Northup – 12 Years a Slave

34. George Orwell – 1984

35. Plato – The Republic

36. Edgar Allan Poe – Tales

37. Ann Radcliffe – The Mysteries of Udolpho

38. Samuel Richardson – Pamela

39. Alain Robbe-Grillet – The Erasers

40. Joseph Roth – Hotel Savoy

41. Sir Walter Scott – Ivanhoe

42. Sir Walter Scott – The Heart of Midlothian

43. John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath

44. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein

45. Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

46. Jules Verne – 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

47. Mika Waltari – The Egyptian

48. HG Wells – The Invisible Man

49. Edith Wharton – The Age of Innocence

50. Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse

The books I have read and reviewed are shown in italics and are linked to my review.



7 thoughts on “The Classics Club

  1. I’ve read and reviewed six on my list so far – about one a month. So far, so good! The numbers are marked in green and the text italic.
    I like science fiction and Asimov is one of the most entertaining writers, I think. There are more ‘literary’ authors for sure but not many can tell such a good story without too much technospeak. I’ve read all the Foundation books, some of them several times.
    How about you?

  2. So, How far did you get? I have read a number of those. I set out last year to read Les Miserables on the recommendation of my brother. I did finish it. Interesting basic plot, but LAWD did it go on!

    1. The numbers in green and titles in bold are read (I think it’s twenty) but I’m slowing down on this list because there are so many other interesting books to read, both ‘classic’ and ‘modern’. I’ve started out on Les Miserables a couple of times but have put it aside for something else. Some of the others I have actually read (the rules allow that) but need to refrresh before reviewing!
      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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