The Classics Club Challenge Part 2

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I had so much fun completing my original list of 100 books for The Classics Club that I've decided to dive in again. Though I finished my list last year, I obviously never stopped reading classics, so I'm making my "start" date April 2017, since I completed my first list in March 2017

I am giving myself a little grace here and instead of reviewing each one with a post, I may just mark it as complete when I am done. I am also allowed to swap books on or off if I find something else I'd prefer to read. 

I will be tracking my progress on my original list page here.
For more information or to join the fun, you can visit The Classics Club here


1) Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
2) The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
3) Foundation by Isaac Asimov
4) Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
5) Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
6) The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
7) Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs 
8) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
9) Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
10) Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
11) Hard Times by Charles Dickens
12) Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
13) The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
14) The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
15) Juneteenth by  Ralph Ellison
16) Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
17) The Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
18) The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
19) North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
20) Neuromancer by William Gibson
21) The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
22) Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 
23) The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
24) Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway
25) Ulysses by James Joyce 
26) Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
27) Independent People by Halldor Laxness 
28) The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin
29) Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
30) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
31) Love by Toni Morrison
32) Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven
33) The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
34) Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
35) The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
36) Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
37) Henry IV part 1 & 2 by William Shakespeare 
38) King John by William Shakespeare 
39) Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
40) Sophie's Choice by William Clark Styron
41) The Death of Ivan Ilych and other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
42) A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain
43) God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
44) The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
45) The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells 
46) The Once and Future King by T. H. White
47) Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
48) Black Boy by Richard Wright
49) The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
50) We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

5 comments:

Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

Great list, Melissa! Argh, I still have to get to We. Thanks for the reminder. And the Forsyte Saga looks very appealing. I still have to finish of my Barsetshire Chronicles (one more book to go!) and then perhaps I can get to it. Happy reading !

Christina said...

Yay for Hardy! He's a favorite author of mine so I'm always glad to see him on people's Classic Club lists.

Fanda said...

You have great books here, Melissa, but so many that I haven't read yet! Hard Times and North and South are on my list too. And I hope you'd like The Man in the Iron Mask and Death Comes for the Archbishop. Arrgh... I missed Dumas a lot - I need to reread one of my favorites next year!

Anyway, good luck, and have fun! :)

Robin said...

It’s a wonderful list, Melissa! You were my inspiration to join the Classics Club and you are still inspiring me! Enjoy your reading!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

This is an excellent second list. I will refer to it when I get ready to make my second list. I hope that will be at the end of next year.

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