Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Classics Club

     So, I don't know if I'm the only one who feels like they slack off on reading the classics (especially now that I'm not in school anymore).  But when I saw this on the blog of someone who visited my blog, I thought to myself that it must be fate.  The challenge behind this book club, The Classics Club, is to come up with a list of "classic" novels, novellas, short story collections, etc. (published within the last 25 years) with at least 50 titles, if not more, and read them all within the next five years.  We set our own pace, choose our own titles and do it for the fun time we'll have! :)  So who's with me everyone?  I should finish this list by October 1st, 2018 at the latest and will link each blog post about the titles on here back to this post.  Here's my list of 100 books (no certain order):


Adams, Richard "Watership Down"
Alcott, Louisa May "Hospital Sketches"
Angelou, Maya "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Austen, Jane "Lady Susan" "Sanditon" "The Watsons" (grouped together, all shorter works)
Barrie, J.M. "Peter Pan"
Beagle, Peter S. "The Last Unicorn"
Bradbury, Ray "The Illustrated Man"
Bronte, Anne "Agnes Grey"
Bronte, Anne "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"
Bronte, Charlotte "Shirley"
Burgess, Anthony "A Clockwork Orange"
Burroughs, Edgar Rice "Tarzan of the Apes"
Burroughs, Edgar Rice "A Princess of Mars" "The Gods of Mars"
Cather, Willa "O! Pioneers"
Chopin, Kate "The Awakening"
Collins, Wilkie "The Woman in White"
Collodi, Carlo "The Adventures of Pinocchio"
Cooper, James Fenimore "The Deerslayer"
Crane, Stephen "Red Badge of Courage"
Defoe, Daniel "Robinson Crusoe"
Dickens, Charles "Little Dorrit"
Dickens, Charles "The Old Curiosity Shop"
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Dreiser, Theodore "An American Tragedy"
Dumas, Alexandre "The Three Musketeers"
Eliot, George "Daniel Deronda"
Eliot George "The Mill on the Floss"
Fitzgerald, F. Scott "Tender Is The Night"
Forster, E.M. "A Passage to India"
Gaskell, Elizabeth "North and South"
Gaskell, Elizabeth "Wives and Daughters"
Gibbons, Stella "Cold Comfort Farm"
Grahame, Kenneth "The Wind in the Willows"
Hansberry, Lorraine "A Raisin In the Sun"
Hardy, Thomas "Return of the Native"
Hardy, Thomas "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
Heller, Joseph "Catch-22"
Hellman, Lillian "Little Foxes"
Hesse, Hermann "Siddhartha"
Hinton, S.E. "Rumble Fish"
Hugo, Victor "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Huxley, Aldous "Island"
Irving, Washington "Histories, Tales and Sketches"
James, Henry "Turn of the Screw"
Kerouac, Jack "On the Road"
Kesey, Ken "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Kipling, Rudyard "The Jungle Books"
Leroux, Gaston "The Phantom of the Opera"
Lofting, Hugh "The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle"
London, Jack "White Fang"
MacDonald, George "The Princess and the Goblin"
Mansfield, Katherine "The Garden Party and Other Stories"
Maugham, W. Somerset "The Razor's Edge"
Miller, Arthur "All My Sons"
Nesbit, E. "The Enchanted Castle"
O'Brien, Robert C. "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH"
Orczy, Baroness "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
Plath, Sylvia "The Bell Jar"
Poe, Edgar Allan "Collected Stories and Poems"
Porter, Eleanor H. "Pollyanna" (DONE)
Porter, Gene Stratton "Freckles"
Pyle, Howard "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood"
Radcliffe, Anne "The Mysteries of Udolpho"
Rawls, Wilson "Where the Red Fern Grows"
Scott, Sir Walter "Lady of the Lake"
Sewell, Anna "Black Beauty"
Shakespeare, William "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Shakespeare, William "Merchant of Venice"
Shakespeare, William "Much Ado About Nothing"
Shakespeare, William "The Taming of the Shrew"
Sinclair, Upton "The Jungle"
Smith, Betty "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn"
Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath"
Sterne, Laurence "Tristam Shandy"
Stevenson, Robert Louis "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
Stevenson, Robert Louis "The Island of Dr. Moreau"
Stoker, Bram "Dracula"
Stoppard, Tom "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"
Thoreau, Henry David "Walden"
Travers, P.L. "Mary Poppins" (DONE)
Twain, Mark "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
Verne, Jules "Journey to the Center of the Earth"
Walker, Alice "The Color Purple"
Watson, Winifred "Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day"
Waugh, Evelyn "Brideshead Revisted"
Wells, H.G. "The War of the Worlds"
Wharton, Edith "The Buccaneers"
Wilde, Oscar "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
Wilder, Thornton "Our Town"
Woolf, Virginia "Mrs. Dalloway"
Wyss, Johan David "The Swiss Family Robinson"
Zindel, Paul "The Pigman"


de Quincy, Thomas "Confessions of an English Opium Eater"
Douglass, Frederick "A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"
Emerson, Ralph Waldo "Self-Reliance and Other Essays"
Franklin, Benjamin "1726 Journal"
Wiesel, Elie "Night"
Paine, Thomas "Common Sense"
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques "On The Social Contract" 
Gilbreth Jr., Frank B. "Cheaper By the Dozen"

1 comment:

  1. You've made a great list! An American Tragedy is on mine as well. Welcome to the club!


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