Classics Club

I’ve been wanting to read more classics for a while now and just can’t seem to get motivated to actually read them. Therefore, I am joining the Classics Club, a multi-year reading challenge to take on a big list of classics.

The only rereads I am doing are a couple I read in high school because I honestly don’t remember much about them. I have a list of 135 that I want to complete by November 2020. I’m giving myself five years to complete my goal since some of these novels are quite lengthy.

The List:

  1. Beowulf
  2. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  3. The Odyssey by Homer
  4. The Divine Comedy by Dante
  5. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  6. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  7. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  8. Othello by William Shakespeare
  9. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  10. Candide by Voltaire
  11. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  12. Emma by Jane Austen
  13. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  14. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  15. Grimm’s Fairy Stories by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  16. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  17. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  18. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  19. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  20. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
  21. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  22. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  23. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  24. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  25. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  26. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  27. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
  28. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  29. The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles
  30. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  31. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  32. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  33. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  34. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
  35. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  36. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  37. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  38. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  39. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  40. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  41. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  42. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  43. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  44. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  45. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  46. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  47. English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
  48. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  49. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  50. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  51. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  52. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  53. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  54. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  55. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  56. The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie
  57. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  58. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  59. His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  60. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  61. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  62. The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  63. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  64. The Valley of Fear by Sir Athur Conan Doyle
  65. The Genius by Theodore Dreiser
  66. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  67. Ulysses by James Joyce
  68. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  69. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  70. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  71. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  72. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  73. Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot 
  74. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 
  75. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  76. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
  77. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse 
  78. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 
  79. Animal Farm by George Orwell 
  80. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams 
  81. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 
  82. 1984 by George Orwell 
  83. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
  84. The Crucible by Arthur Miller 
  85. Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
  86. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  87. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  88. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  89. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 
  90. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 
  91. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 
  92. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey 
  93. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 
  94. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr 
  95. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
  96. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  97. Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming
  98. Moonraker by Ian Fleming
  99. Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming
  100. From Russia, With Love by Ian Fleming
  101. Doctor No by Ian Fleming
  102. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
  103. For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
  104. Thunderball by Ian Fleming
  105. The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming
  106. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming
  107. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming
  108. The Man With the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming
  109. Octopussy and The Living Daylights by Ian Fleming
  110. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
  111. Confessions of a Thug by Philip Meadows Taylor
  112. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins
  113. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  114. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
  115. Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
  116. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  117. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
  118. The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  119. Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo
  120. Nick of the Woods by Robert Montgomery Bird
  121. Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  122. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  123. Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  124. Romola by George Eliot
  125. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
  126. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  127. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  128. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll
  129. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  130. The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy
  131. Maggie by Stephen Crane
  132. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  133. Rome by Emile Zola
  134. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  135. Kim by Rudyard Kipling