Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Classics Club - time to join

So, after some interesting posts today I saw a few people who belonged to a site called The Classics Club.  What is the Classics Club?  Well, for more information click on the link.  But, I know that there are quite a few classics out there I haven't read and I thought this might be the kick in the butt I need.

As far as an end date, I'll set it for 5 years from today, hoping to finish much sooner.  So that's 5/29/2018.

Well, I thought it was fair to start with this list and please note - these are subject to change.  And here they are (in no particular order):

A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (I think I may have read this but want to reread)
Wuthering Height by Emily Bronte
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Howard's End by E.M. Forster
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
Beloved by Toni Morrison
1984 by George Orwell
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (again, I may have read this years ago but if I can't remember it means it's time to read it again)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Brave New World by Aldous Hudley
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Stranger by Albert Casmus
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Watchmen by Alan Moore
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

1 comment:

  1. I love so many of the books on your list! Welcome to the club!