Friday, July 26, 2013

The Classics Club

So, recently I stumbled across a blog called The Dead Authors Club.  The author of the blog has a bunch of posts about classic books she's reading, all for something called The Classics Club.  Of course, when I read her list of classics to read over the next five years, I was intrigued.  After all, I love me a good classic book.   SO, I decided I had to jump into this classics book club and start my own list of classic books to read over the next five years. 

The goal of The Classics Club is to read 50 classic books over a period of five years.  I wanted to go for a real challenge for myself and up it to 100 books over 5 years.  Now, I know that's a lot of books. But, as I said I love classics.  So, you better watch out, my blog is about to get a whole lot "older!"

I plan on making a permanent page on my blog as well, just for The Classics Club books.  But for now, here are my classic books that I will be reading. 

My start day will be August 1, 2013, and I plan on finishing these books by August 1, 2018. 

1. Dr. Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
2. Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
3. Nicholas Nickelby - Charles Dickens
4. The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
5. Barnaby Drudge - Charles Dickens
6. Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens
7. Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens
8. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
9. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
10. Hard Times - Charles Dickens
11. Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens
12. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
13. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
14. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
15. Our Mutual Friend - Great Expectations
16. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
17.  Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
18. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
19. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
20. Emma - Jane Austen
21. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
22. Persuasion - Jane Austen
23. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
24. Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
25. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
26. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
27. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
28. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
29. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
30. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
31. The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
32. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
33. Demons - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
34. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
35. Little Men - Louisa May Alcott
36. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
37. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
38. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
39. The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway
40. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
41. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
42. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
43. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
44. The Complete Short Stories - Ernest Hemingway
45. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
46. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
47. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
48. The Pearl - John Steinbeck
49. Cannery Row - John Steinbeck
50.The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
51. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
52. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
53. Babbit - Sinclair Lewis
54. Arrowsmith - Sinclair Lewis
55. Elmer Gentry - Sinclair Lewis
56. It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis
57. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
58. Ozma of Oz - L. Frank Baum
59. The Marvelous Land of Oz - L. Frank Baum
60. The Road to Oz - L. Frank Baum
61. Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
62. The Emerald City of Oz - L. Frank Baum
63. The Patchwork Girl of Oz - L. Frank Baum
64. Tik-Tok of Oz - L. Frank Baum
65. Glinda of Oz - L. Frank Baum
67. The Lost Princess of Oz - L. Frank Baum
68. The Scarecrow of Oz - L. Frank Baum
69. The Magic of Oz - L. Frank Baum
70. Rinkitink in Oz - L. Frank Baum
71. The Tin Woodman of Oz - L. Frank Baum
72. The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
73. The Deerslayer - James Fenimore Cooper
74. The Pathfinder - James Fenimore Cooper
75. The Pioneers - James Fenimore Cooper
76. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
77. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
78. A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
79. Orlando - Virginia Woolf
80. The Waves - Virginia Woolf
81. The Voyage Out - Virginia Woolf
82. Night and Day - Virginia Woolf
83. Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf
84. A Room With A View - E.M. Forster
85. Howard's End - E.M. Forster
86. A Passage to India - E.M. Forster
87. Maurice - E.M. Forster
88. The Longest Journey - E.M. Forster
89. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
90. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
91. A Lost Lady - Willa Cather
92. My Antonia - Willa Cather
93. Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence
94. The Rainbow - D.H. Lawrence
95. The Three Musketeers - Alexander Dumas
96. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas
97. The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexander Dumas
98. Twenty Years After - Alexander Dumas
99. The Divine Comedy - Dante
100. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

3 comments:

Arie Stotle said...

Welcome to the club! Love the Dickens and Austen books.

cfab0272-f888-11e2-90b8-000f20980440 said...

What?!! Where's "War and Peace," "Crime and Punishment," "Les Miserables"?

Maggie said...

It is fun to read Austen And Dickens isn't it?

Well, I do actually have War and Peace, Crime and Punishment and Les Mis on my list.... And I can't wait to read them!