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]
Planned reading for 2022:

*New Grub Street, George Gissing, 1891
*The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio, 1353
*Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, 1856
*Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens, 1839
*The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins, 1868
*Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales, the Brothers Grimm
*Where Angels Fear to Tread, E. M. Forster, 1905
*The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer, 1950 -- CC February Dare
*Walden, Henry David Thoreau, 1854
*Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen, 1937
*Islam: A Short History, Karen Armstrong, 2000
*The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant, 1926

The to-be-read titles:

*Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak, 1957
*The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers, 1946
*Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens, 1844
My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier, 1951
Maurice, E. M. Forster, 1971 - begun and abandoned June 2020
Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty, 1946
The Beautiful and the Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1922
The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O'Connor, 1960
Dune, Frank Herbert, 1965
She: A History of Adventure, H. Rider Haggard, 1886
The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, 1920
Lust for Life, Irving Stone, 1934
Seven Gothic Tales, Isak Dinesen, 1934 - begun and abandoned Oct 2021
Rabbit, Run, John Updike, 1960 - begun and abandoned Dec 2021
A Tale of a Tub, Jonathan Swift, 1704
Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry, 1985
*Swann's Way, Marcel Proust, 1913
The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer, 1968
The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith, 1952
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick, 1968
Harriet Hume, Rebecca West, 1929
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein, 1961
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1882
*The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe, 1987
A House for Mr Biswas, V. S. Naipaul, 1961
The Waves, Virginia Woolf, 1931

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

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