Classics Club


The Classics Club - List #2

With the first challenge complete, it's time to move on to round 2. The goal once again is to read 50 classics in 5 years... November 1, 2022?? The date seems unreal, but here we go.

I prefer reading from an evolving list, so there are more than 50 books here.

Completed: 2/50

Austen, Jane - Persuasion (read 12/17)
DuMaurier, Daphne - My Cousin Rachel  (11/17)


My Evolving List #2

Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale (reread)
Austen, Jane - Persuasion (reread) read 12/17
Balzac, Honore - Cousin Bete
Bennett, Arnold - The Old Wives' Tale
Beston, Henry - The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth - Lady Audley's Secret
Brittain, Vera - Testament of Youth
Bronte, Charlotte - Villette
Cather, Willa - A Lost Lady
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Cather, Willa - The Professor's House

Christie, Agatha - Murder On the Orient Express
Collins, Wilkie - No Name
Collins, Wilkie  - Jezebel's Daughter
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness
Dickens, Charles - David Copperfield
Dostoevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment (Pevear and Volokhonsky translation)
Dumas, Alexandre - The Black Tulip
DuMaurier, Daphne - My Cousin Rachel (read 11/17)
Faulkner, William - A Light in August
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - Tender is the Night (reread)

Fitzgerald, F.Scott  - The Beautiful and the Damned
Fontane, Theodor - Effi Briest
Forster, E.M. - Howards End (reread)
Galsworthy, John - The Forsyte Saga (reread first 3, finish series)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Wives and Daughters
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Life of Charlotte Bronte
Gissing, George - The Odd Women
Hardy, Thomas  - The Return of the Native
Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises
Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day

James, Henry - Portrit of a Lady (reread)
Keyes, Daniel - Flowers for Algernon (reread)
Larsen, Nella - Quicksand
Mann, Thomas, The Magic Mountain
Mann, Thomas - Buddenbrooks
Mitford, Nancy - The Pursuit of Love
Morrison, Toni - Sula
Oates, Joyce Carol - Them
Oliphant, Margaret  -  Miss Marjoribanks
Orwell, George - 1984

Powell, Anthony - A Dance to the Music of Time (first movement)
Pym, Barbara - A Few Green Leaves
Rølvaag, O. E. - Giants in the Earth
Stegner, Wallace - Crossing to Safety (reread)
Stegner, Wallace - The Spectator Bird
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath (reread)
Tan, Amy - The Joy Luck Club
Tanizaki, Junichiro - Naomi
Tanizaki, Junichiro - Some Prefer Nettles
Thirkell, Angela  - Wild Strawberries, Barsetshire #2

Trollope, Anthony - Phineas Redux (Palliser #4)
Trollope, Anthony - The Prime Minister (Palliser #5)
Trollope, Anthony - The Duke's Children (Palliser #6)
Trollope, Anthony - Rachel Ray
Trollope, Anthony - The Way We Live Now
Trollope, Anthony - Miss Mackenzie
Taylor, Elizabeth - A Game of Hide and Seek
Updike, John - Rabbit, Run
Welty, Eudora - Delta Wedding
Wharton, Edith - The Bunner Sisters

Whipple, Dorothy - The Priory
Woolf, Virginia - A Room of Ones Own
Woolf, Virginia - To the Lighthouse
Woolf, Virginia - Night and Day
Zola, Emile - The Fortune of the Rougons (Les Rougon-Macquart #1)



************* CHALLENGE #1 COMPLETE*************

Jillian at A Room of One's Own has recently created The Classics Club. I love reading classics and plan to read 50 over the next 5 years. The list below is a starting point and will probably evolve over the next few years. I hope to read the following books between April 15, 2012 and April 15, 2017:
Completed: 50/50 - October 2017, 5 1/2 years
completion dates and links to review will be added below

Austen, Jane -  Emma (12/15)
Austen, Jane - Sense and Sensibility (7/17)
Bly, Nellie - Ten Days in a Mad-House (11/16)
Bowen, Elizabeth - The Hotel (11/14)
Brontë, Anne - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (12/12)
Bronte, Anne - Agnes Grey (10/16)
Brookner, Anita - Hotel du Lac (7/13)
Buck, Pearl S. - Imperial Woman (8/14)
Calvino, Italo - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (11/13)
Capote, Truman  - Breakfast at Tiffany's (9/14)

Christie, Agatha - And Then There Were None (4/12)
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy (9/14)
Dreiser, Theodore  - Sister Carrie (1/15)
Eliot, George - Middlemarch (4/14)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Cranford (6/16)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - North and South (8/12)
Greene, Graham - The End of the Affair (11/12)
Jackson, Shirley -  The Haunting of Hill House  (9/14)
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw (10/16)
James, Henry - Washington Square (1/13)

James, Henry - What Maisie Knew (3/16)
Hardy, Thomas - Far From the Madding Crowd (5/15)
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the d'Urbervilles (7/13)
Hemingway, Ernest - The Old Man and the Sea (9/12)
Markham, Beryl - West With the Night (5/16)
Maupassant, Guy de - The Horla (7/15)
Plath, Sylvia  - The Bell Jar (5/14)
Pym, Barbara - A Glass of Blessings (2/13)
Pym, Barbara - Some Tame Gazelle (5/13)
Sagan, Françoise  - Bonjour Tristesse (7/15)

Stewart, Mary - The Ivy Tree (9/13)
Strachey, Julia - Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (11/13)
Tanizaki, Junichiro - The Makioka Sisters (5/12)
Thackery, William Makepeace - Vanity Fair (3/13)
Thirkell, Angela - High Rising (4/13)
Thirkell, Angela - Christmas at High Rising (12/14)
Trollope, Anthony - The Warden (2/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Barchester Towers (3/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Doctor Thorne (5/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Framley Parsonage (7/15)

Trollope, Anthony - The Small House at Allington (10/15)
Trollope, Anthony - The Last Chronicle of Barset (11/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Can You Forgive Her? (3/17)
Trollope, Anthony - Phineas Finn (7/17)
Trollope, Anthony - The Eustace Diamonds (10/17)
Wharton, Edith - The Age of Innocence (9/13)
Whipple, Dorothy  - They Were Sisters (1/15)
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray (3/13)
Williams, John - Stoner (10/13)
Zola, Emile - Germinal (9/16)



My Original Evolving List:
Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale (reread)
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice (reread)
Austen, Jane - Sense and Sensibility (reread 7/17))
Austen, Jane  - Emma (read 12/15)
Balzac, Honore - Cousin Bete
Beston, Henry - The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
Bly, Nellie - Ten Days in a Mad-House (read 11/16)
Bowen, Elizabeth - The Hotel (read 11/14)
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth - Lady Audley's Secret
Brittain, Vera - Testament of Youth
Bronte, Anne - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (read 12/12)
Bronte, Anne - Agnes Grey (read 10/16)
Bronte, Charlotte - Villette
Brookner, Anita - Hotel du Lac (read 7/13)
Buck, Pearl S. - Imperial Woman (read 8/14)
Calvino, Italo - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (11/13 read along)
Capote, Truman - Breakfast at Tiffany's (audio 9/14)
Cather, Willa - A Lost Lady
Cather, Willa - Death Comes for the Archbishop
Cather, Willa - The Professor's House 
Christie, Agatha - And Then There Were None (read 4/12)
Christie, Agatha - Murder On the Orient Express
Colette - Gigi
Collins, Wilkie - No Name
Collins, Wilkie  - Jezebel's Daughter
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles - David Copperfield
Dostoevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment (Pevear and Volokhonsky translation)
Dreiser, Theodore - An American Tragedy (read 9/14)
Dreiser, Theodore  - Sister Carrie (read 1/15)
Dumas, Alexandre - The Black Tulip 
DuMaurier, Daphne - My Cousin Rachel
Faulkner, William - A Light in August
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - Tender is the Night (reread)
Fitzgerald, F.Scott  - The Beautiful and the Damned
Fontane, Theodor - Effi Briest
Ford, Ford Madox - The Good Soldier 
Forster, E.M. - Howards End (reread)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Cranford (read 6/16)
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Wives and Daughters
Gaskell, Elizabeth - North and South (read 8/12)
Gissing, George - The Odd Women
Greene, Graham - The End of the Affair (read 11/12)
Hardy, Thomas - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (read 6/13)
Hardy, Thomas  - Far From the Madding Crowd (read 5/15)
Hardy, Thomas  - The Return of the Native
Hemingway, Ernest - The Old Man and the Sea (reread 9/12)
Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises
Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day
Jackson, Shirley  - The Haunting of Hill House (read 9/14)
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw (reread 10/16)
James, Henry - Washington Square
James, Henry - What Maisie Knew (read 3/16)
Kawabata, Yasunari - Snow Country
Keyes, Daniel - Flowers for Algernon (reread)
Larsen, Nella - Quicksand
Mann, Thomas, The Magic Mountain
Mann, Thomas - Buddenbrooks
Markham, Beryl - West With the Night (read 5/16)
Mitford, Nancy - The Pursuit of Love
Morrison, Toni - Sula
Oates, Joyce Carol - Them
O'Connor, Flannery - A Good Man is Hard to Find (stories)
Oliphant, Margaret  -  Miss Marjoribanks
Orwell, George - 1984
Plath, Sylvia - The Bell Jar read (5/14)
Powell, Anthony - A Dance to the Music of Time (four movements)
Pym, Barbara - A Few Green Leaves
Pym, Barbara - A Glass of Blessings (read 2/13)
Pym, Barbara - Some Tame Gazelle  (read 5/13)
Richardson, Samuel - Clarissa (abandoned)
Rølvaag, O. E. - Giants in the Earth
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
Stegner, Wallace - Crossing to Safety (reread)
Stegner, Wallace - The Spectator Bird
Steinbeck, John - The Pearl (reread)
Stewart, Mary - The Ivy Tree (read 9/13)
Strachey, Julia - Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (read 11/13)
Tan, Amy - The Joy Luck Club
Tanizaki, Junichiro - The Makioka Sisters (read 5/12)
Tanizaki, Junichiro - Naomi
Tanizaki, Junichiro - Some Prefer Nettles
Thirkell, Angela  - Christmas at High Rising (read 12/14)
Thirkell, Angela  - High Rising (read 4/13)
Thirkell, Angela  - Wild Strawberries, Barsetshire #2
Trollope, Anthony - The Warden, reread (read 2/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Barchester Towers (read 3/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Doctor Thorne (read 5/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Framley Parsonage (read 7/15)
Trollope, Anthony - The Small House at Allington (read 10/15)
Trollope, Anthony -  The Last Chronicle of Barset (read 11/15)
Trollope, Anthony - Can You Forgive Her? (read 3/17)
Trollope, Anthony - Phineas Finn (read 7/17)
Taylor, Elizabeth - A Game of Hide and Seek
Updike, John - Rabbit, Run
Welty, Eudora - Delta Wedding
Wharton, Edith - The Age of Innocence (read 9/13)
Wharton, Edith - The Bunner Sisters
Whipple, Dorothy - They Were Sisters (read 1/15)
Whipple, Dorothy - The Priory
Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray (read 3/13)
Williams, John - Stoner (read 10/13)
Woolf, Virginia - A Room of Ones Own
Woolf, Virginia - Jacob's Room
Zola, Emile - The Belly of Paris
Zola, Emile - The Fortune of the Rougons
Zola, Emile - Germinal (read 9/16)


A Personal Bonus Challenge will be to finish the following books in progress, realizing I will probably need to start over.

Eliot, George - Middlemarch (4/13)
Mann, Thomas - The Magic Mountain
Maugham, W. Somerset - Of Human Bondage
Thackery, William Makepiece - Vanity Fair (3/13)
Trollope, Anthony - The Way We Live Now

My sign-up post is here.
Year One Wrap-Up post is here.
The Classics Club: Midpoint Report is here.
The Classics Club: 50 Questions is here.
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5 comments:

  1. What a lovely blog! I look forward particularly to reading the Sunday Salon. Glad to have found you.

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  2. I read Dorian Gray recently (reread), too. Great list.

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  3. You've inspired me to join in!

    http://lauragerold.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-classics-club.html

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  4. This is a wonderful list, and compiles so beautifully with the evolving list being included. I may try doing something similar. I would love to look back and see my list in motion, so to speak.

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    1. Toady - The evolving list is definitely fun to look back on. I never meant to read so much Trollope, but fell in love with his Barsetshire novels. Have a feeling I'll be adding all six of the Pallisers soon!

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