Classics Club List 2


The Classics Club is a club created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books.  Members are invited to make out a list of (at least 50) classic titles they intend to read and blog about within the next five years. I completed my first list in September 2018 (which was actually 6 years from my start date, but the club is a forgiving bunch).  This is my second list and my goal is to read 50 of these titles by October 1, 2023. 


 There are 69 titles on the list, so I have a few alternate choices. I am setting it as a rule for myself that I cannot add to this list, I have to select from these titles. My posts about this project, both this list and the earlier one, are here

The books I have finished reading:
  1. Dracula, Bram Stoker, 1897 [read October 2018]
  2. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens, 1837 [read November 2018]
  3. Fer-de-Lance, Rex Stout, 1934 [read December 2018]
  4. The Horse and His Boy, C.S. Lewis, 1954 [read December 2018]
  5. Murder at the Vicarage, Agatha Christie, 1930 [read December 2018]
  6. The Time Machine, H. G. Wells, 1895 [read February 2019]
  7. The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim, 1922 [read March 2019]
  8. Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey, 1918 [read May 2019]
  9. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, 1890 [read May 2019]
  10. Some Tame Gazelle, Barbara Pym, 1950 [read June 2019]
  11. Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin, 1978 [read July 2019]
  12. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garci­a Marquez, 1985 [read September 2019]
  13. Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding, 1742 [read September 2019]
  14. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler, 1939 [read October 2019]
  15. The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, G.K. Chesterton, 1908 [read January 2020]
  16. Casino Royale, Ian Fleming, 1953 [read April 2020]
  17. The Spy who Came in from the Cold, John le Carre, 1963 [read August 2020]
  18. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James, 1898 [read September 2020]
  19. Grey Mask, Patricia Wentworth, 1928 [read January 2021]
  20. Auntie Mame, Patrick Dennis, 1955 [read March 2021]
  21. The Innocence of Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton, 1911 [read March 2021]
  22. I, Robot, Isaac Asimov, 1950 [read May 2021]
  23. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin, 1969 [Read May 2021]
  24. Crome Yellow, Aldous Huxley, 1921 [Read August 2021]
  25. Double Indemnity, James M. Cain, 1936 [Read August 2021]
  26. Shadows on the Rock, Willa Cather, 1931 [Read October 2021]
  27. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, 1860 [Read October 2021]
  28. The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir, 1949 [Finished November 2021]
  29. The Deep Blue Goodby, John D. MacDonald, 1964 [Read November 2021]
  30. The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells, 1898 [Read December 2021]
  31. The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas, 1844 [Finished December 2021]
  32. New Grub Street, George Gissing, 1891 [Finished February 2022]
  33. The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer, 1950 -- [CC February 2022 Dare]
  34. Where Angels Fear to Tread, E. M. Forster, 1905 [Finished April 2022, CC Spin]
  35. Lust for Life, Irving Stone, 1934 [Finished April 2022]
  36. The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio, 1353 [Finished May 2022]
  37. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, 1856 [Finished July 2022, CC Spin]
  38. Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens, 1839  [Finished Sept. 2022]
  39. The Waves, Virginia Woolf, 1931 [Finished Sept. 2022]
  40. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins, 1868 [Finished Oct. 2022]
  41. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1882 [Finished Nov. 2022]

Planned reading for 2022:

*Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (end-of-the-year chapter-a-day book)

The to-be-read titles:

*Islam: A Short History, Karen Armstrong, 2000
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick, 1968
*Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens, 1844
*Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen, 1937
My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier, 1951
*The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant, 1926
The Beautiful and the Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1922
She: A History of Adventure, H. Rider Haggard, 1886
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein, 1961
Dune, Frank Herbert, 1965
*The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith, 1952
The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer, 1968
*The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers, 1946
Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry, 1985 
A House for Mr Biswas, V. S. Naipaul, 1961
The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O'Connor, 1960
*Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak, 1957
*Swann's Way, Marcel Proust, 1913
*A Tale of a Tub, Jonathan Swift, 1704
*Walden, Henry David Thoreau, 1854
Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty, 1946
Harriet Hume, Rebecca West, 1929
*The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe, 1987

Maurice, E. M. Forster, 1971 - begun and abandoned June 2020
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, 1920 - begun and abandoned 2X
Seven Gothic Tales, Isak Dinesen, 1934 - begun and abandoned Oct 2021
Rabbit, Run, John Updike, 1960 - begun and abandoned Dec 2021

      *I have a copy of this book on my shelves.

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