Classics Club

     The idea of The Classics Club  is to make a list of fifty or more classics you want to read within the next five years. Modern classics and re-reads can also be included. The goal is to  “unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.”

My Goal: Read 50 classics in 5 year
Start date: January 2017
End date: February 2021

The most difficult part is deciding on a list. I managed to pick fifty books including some re-reads. I may read other classics, but these are books that I've read and enjoyed or books I've been meaning to read but just haven't gotten around to actually reading them yet. Here is my list, in alphabetical order. I will review each after I've read them.

1.      Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women (1868-69)
2.      Austen, Jane: Persuasion (1818)
3.      Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey (1847)
4.      Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)
5.      Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White (1859)
6.      Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield (1850)
7.      Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov (1879-80)
8.      Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Idiot (1868–69)
9.      Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Demons (1871–72)
10.    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Complete Sherlock Holmes
11.    Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca (1938)
12.    Dumas, Alexandre: The Black Tulip (1850)
13.    Eliot, George: Middlemarch (1871-72)
14.    Ethel Lilian Voynich: The Gadfly (1897)
15.    Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1921)
16.    Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary (1856)
17.    Galsworthy John: The Forsyte Saga (1922)
18.    Goncharov, Ivan: Oblomov (1859)
19.    Goncharov, Ivan: The Common Story (1847)
20.    Goncharov, Ivan: The Precipice (1869)
21.    Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd (1874)
22.    Heller, Joseph: Catch-22 (1953)
23.    Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms (1929)
24.    Hemingway, Ernest: For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
25.    Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
26.    James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady (1881)
27.    Malory, Sir Thomas: Le Morte d’Arthur (1485)
28.    Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables (1908 -39)
         a.    Anne of Green Gables (1908)
         b.    Anne of Avonlea (1909)   
         c.    Anne of the Island (1915)
         d.    Anne of Windy Willows  (1936)
         e.    Anne's House of Dreams (1917)
         f.    Anne of Ingleside (1939)
29.    Morrison, Toni: Beloved (1987)
30.    Nesbit, E: The Enchanted Castle (1907)
31.    Orwell, George: 1984 (1949)
32.    Orwell, George: Animal Farm (1945)
33.    Pasternak, Boris: Doctor Zhivago (1957)
34.    Pushkin, Alexander: Tales of Belkin (1831)
         a.    The Shot, (Выстрел)
         b.    The Blizzard (Метель);
         c.    The Undertaker (Гробовщик);
         d.    Stationmaster (Станционный смотритель);
         e.    The Squire's Daughter (Барышня-крестьянка)
35.    Pushkin, Alexander: The Captain's Daughter (1836)
36.    Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged (1957)
37.    Remarque, Erich Maria: The Black Obelisk (1957)
38.    Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea (1939)
39.    Shakespeare, William: Coriolanus (written between 1605 and 1608)
40.    Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
41.    Stevenson, Robert Louis: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
42.    Tolkein, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings (1937-49)
         a.    The Fellowship of the Ring
         b.    The Two Towers
         c.    The Return of the King
43.    Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina (1873-77)
44.    Turgenev, Ivan: A Sportsman's Sketches (1852)
45.    Turgenev, Ivan: Home of the Gentry (1859)
46.    Turgenev, Ivan: Rudin (1856)
47.    Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine (1895)
48.    Zamyatin, Yevgeny: We (1921)
49.    Zola, Emile: Au Bonheur des Dames (1883)
50.    Zola, Emile: L'Assommoir (1877)

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