The Classics Club

After reading a post from Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility about her plan to join the classics club I was inspired, and had been planning on doing this anyway but in a less official kind of way.

I think I have got list of 50 books that I want to read over the next five years.  Ten a year seems highly achievable.   If you have any recommendations please let me know, as the list may change.

  1. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  2. Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
  3. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  4. Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
  5. Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
  6. Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  7. Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights
  8. Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations
  9. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  10. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Houndf the Baskervilles
  11. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
  12. Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers
  13. Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose
  14. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  15. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night
  16. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary
  17. Forster, E.M.: Room With a View
  18. Frank, Anne: The Diary of Anne Frank
  19. Greene, Graham: Brighton Rock
  20. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  21. Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  22. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea
  23. Hesse, Hermann: Steppenwolf
  24. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  25. Ishiguro, Kazuo: Remains of the Day
  26. Joyce, James: The Dubliners
  27. Kipling, Rudyard: The Man Who Would Be King
  28. Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  29. London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
  30. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Chronicles of a Death Foretold
  31. Maugham, W. Somerset: The Razor’s Edge
  32. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  33. Miller, Arthur: Death of a Salesman
  34. Orwell, George: Burmese Days
  35. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  36. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  37. Shonagon, Sei: The Pillow Book
  38. Spark, Muriel: Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  39. Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men
  40. Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
  41. Stoker, Bram: Dracula
  42. Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
  43. Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
  44. Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  45. Verne, Jules: Around the World in Eighty Days
  46. Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
  47. Whitman, Walt: Leaves of Grass
  48. Williams, Tennessee: A Streetcar Named Desire
  49. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
  50. Wyndham, John: The Day of the Triffids


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