Classics Club List

The goal of The Classics Club is to make reading classics a priority. Read whatever books you want at your own pace. Visit The Classics Club blog for more details about how to join. Here's my list... 

1) Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
2) The Oresteia by Aeschylus
3) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
5) Lysistrata by Aristophanes
6) Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
7) The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
8) The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
9) Emma by Jane Austen
10) Lady Susan, Sanditon, and Juvenelia by Jane Austen
11) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
12) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
13) Persuasion by Jane Austen
14) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
15) Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
16Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
17The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
18) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
19) Villette by Charlotte Bronte
20) The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
21) Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
23) My Antonia by Willa Cather 
24) The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
25) Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
26) Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
27) The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
28Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
29) Bleak House by Charles Dickens
30) Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
31) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
32) The Final Problem / The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
33) The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
34) An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
35) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
36) The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
37) Adam Bede by George Eliot
38) Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk
39) As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
40) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
41) The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
42) American Gods by Neil Gaiman
43Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons 
44) The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
45) Mythology by Edith Hamilton
46) Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 
47) Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
48) The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
49) The Odyssey by Homer
50) Washington Square by Henry James
51) The Trial by Franz Kafka
52) The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
53) Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
54) Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
55) Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
56) The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
57One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel G. Marquez
58) The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham
59) After the Fall by Arthur Miller
60) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
61) Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
62) Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
63) Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
64) A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
65) The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
66) The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine 
67) The Republic by Plato
68) Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
69) Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
70) The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
72) Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
73) Henry V by William Shakespeare
74) Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
75) Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
76) On the Beach by Nevil Shute 
77) In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck
78) A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter 
79) Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
80) The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
81) Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
82) Walden by Henry David Thoreau
83) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien 
84) The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien 
85) The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien   
86) Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
87) Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
88) The Warden by Anthony Trollope
89) Roughing It by Mark Twain
90) Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
91) The Aenid by Virgil
92) Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut  
93) Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
94) The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
95) The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty  
96) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams 
97) A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
98) A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
99) Native Son by Richard Wright
100) Germinal by Émile Zola

I joined The Classics Club in March 2012 and I served as one of the original moderators. My completion date was March 9, 2017 and I did it! 
I loved the challenge and the community so much that I decided to create a new list of 50 classics. 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. 

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) Song of Solomon 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

Additional Classics Reviews:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury 
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan 
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe  
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  
Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier 
My Cousin Rachel by by Daphne Du Maurier
Middlemarch by George Eliot 
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner 
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald  
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 
The Longest Journey by E.M. Forster  
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell  
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard  
Jude, The Obscure by Thomas Hardy 
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller  
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway  
The Iliad by Homer  
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo  
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James 
Dubliners by James Joyce  
Kim by Rudyard Kipling  
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis  
Moby Dick by Herman Melville 
The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker 
Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe  
All Quiet on the Western Front by Enrich Maria Remarque
King Lear by William Shakespeare  
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck  
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells  
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton  
Here is New York by E.B. White   

*I reserve the right to change the list as I go.


Ellie said...

Hi Melissa, thank you for joining in with The Moonstone readalong. It sounds like we all have some catching up to do! I really look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Amazing Classics Club list, by the way :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Thanks Ellie! Can't wait to discuss the book!

*ೃ༄ Jillian said...

You're making great progress! x