The Classics Club

classicsclub6The Classics Club has been around for a few years now, so I’m a bit late to the party. The plan is to read all 50 of the books listed below between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2019. So I have some time! I’ll add links here when I have read and reviewed the books listed.

I’ve tried to be quite wide and varied in my definition of “classic”, partly to keep my reading broad and to keep me interested in the challenge. Apparently changing your book list mid-challenge is allowed, so I have edited this a few times!

1. Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apartread August 2016

2. Jane Austen – Emmaread November 2016

3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Aurora Leighread May 2015

4. Simone de Beauvoir – The Second Sex

5. Gertrude Bell – The Desert and the Sown

6. Mikhael Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita

7. Angela Carter – The Magic Toyshopread October 2015

8. Anton Chekhov – A Russian Affairread July 2017

9. Apsley Cherry-Garrard – The Worst Journey in the Worldread August 2015

10. Colette – The Vagabondread January 2016

11. Monica Dickens – My Turn to Make the Tearead October 2015

12. Joan Didion – Slouching Towards Bethlehemread April 2015

13. Hilda “HD” Doolittle – HERmioneread February 2017

14. Ralph Ellison – Invisible Man

15. Hans Fallada – Alone in Berlinread September 2016

16. F Scott Fitzgerald – The Beautiful and Damnedread February 2016

17. Janet Flanner – Paris Was Yesterday – read February 2015

18. E M Forster – A Passage to Indiaread May 2016

19. Betty Friedan – The Feminine Mystique

20. Patricia Highsmith – The Price of Saltread February 2017

21. Tove Jansson – The Summer Bookread July 2016

22. Yasunari Kawabata – Thousand Cranes

23. Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa – The Leopard

24. Primo Levi – The Periodic Table

25. Constance Maud – No Surrender

26. Daphne du Maurier – My Cousin Rachelread July 2015

27. Mary McCarthy – The Group

28. Grace Metalious – Peyton Place

29. Jessica Mitford – Hons and Rebels

30. Toni Morrison – Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

31. George Orwell – Burmese Daysread March 2017

32. Alan Paton – Cry, the Beloved Country

33. Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper

34. Sylvia Plath – The Colossus

35. Rainer Maria Rilke – Letters to a Young Poetread December 2016

36. Antoine De Saint-Exupéry – The Little Princeread January 2015

37. Goliarda Sapienza – The Art of Joy

38. Dorothy L Sayers – Are Women Human?

39. Muriel Spark – The Girls of Slender Meansread March 2016

40. John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath

41. Stendhal – The Red and the Black

42. William Styron – Darkness Visible

43. Wilfred Thesiger – Across the Empty Quarter

44. Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina

45. Mark Twain – Can-cans, Cats and Cities of Ashread April 2017

46. Boris Vian – Mood Indigo/Foam of the Days (It’s had various titles in English)

47. Kurt Vonnegut – Cat’s Cradle

48. Evelyn Waugh – Scoopread March 2016

49. P G Wodehouse – Uneasy Moneyread December 2016

50. Virginia Woolf – On Fiction

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