The Classics Club

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Challenge Start Date: Sept 16th 2014
Challenge End Date: Sept 16th 2019

I have decided to join the Classics Club. So I will be reading 50 books ( which is the minimum) given below in the next 5 years. That means I have time till Sept 2019 to finish reading each of these books.

Questions about what constitutes a “classic.” 

I have compiled a list so that it has books by 50 different authors. So here is my list. The book names will be striken off whenever I have finished reading it.

Goodreads list for my Classics Club

Updated Classics Club List

  1. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
  2. Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  3. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  4. Austen, Jane: Lady Susan
  5. Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey
  6. Bunyan, John: Pilgrim’s Progress
  7. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  8. Calvino, Italo: Marcovaldo
  9. Camus, Albert: The Plague
  10. Capote, Truman :Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  11. Chekhov, Anton: The Three Sisters
  12. Chesterton, G.K.:The Innocence of Father Brown
  13. Christie, Agatha : They Came to Baghdad
  14. Cronin, A.J. : The Stars Look Down
  15. Dahl, Roald : Matilda
  16. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  17. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Lost World
  18. Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers
  19. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: This Side of Paradise
  20. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary
  21. Forster, E.M.: Room With a View
  22. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  23. Grahame, Kenneth :  The Wind In The Willows
  24. Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd
  25. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
  26. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea
  27. Hesse, Hermann: Siddhartha
  28. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  29. Irving, John The World According to Garp
  30. Jerome, Jerome K: Three Men in a Boat
  31. Kesey, Ken: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  32. Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  33. Lewis, C.S.: The Chronicles of Narnia
  34. London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
  35. Du Maurier, Daphne : Jamaica Inn
  36. Montgomery, L.M: The Story Girl
  37. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Chronicles of a Death Foretold
  38. Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita
  39. Nesbit, E: The Railway Children
  40. Northup, Solomon : Twelve Years a Slave
  41. Orwell, George: Animal Farm
  42. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  43. Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye
  44. Seth, Vikram : A Suitable Boy
  45. Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men
  46. Tagore, Rabrindranath : Gitanjali
  47. Wallace, Lew : Ben Hur
  48. White, E B: Charlotte’s Web
  49. Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  50. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway

If someone wants to join me, please let me know. It will be great to compare notes on the books.

I know I have left many good books in this list, but the objective is to read something different which means that they may not be the best works of these authors. I have also skipped some books which are too common or those I have already read.

Current Status: 16/50

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