Classics Club List 3

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, and my second list in November 2023. This is my third list and my goal is to read 50 of these titles by December 31, 2028 which means I need to read 10 each year.

There are 63 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 ones, are here

The unread titles:

No Longer at Ease, Chinua Achibe, 1960
*Aesop's Fables
Eighty Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen
The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov, 1972
The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck, 1931
Black Snow, Mikhail Bulgakov, 1965
*Song of the Lark, Willa Cather, 1915
A Lost Lady, Willa Cather, 1923
Diary of a Provincial Lady, E. M. Delafield, 1930
*Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens, 1838
*Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens, 1865
*A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, 1859
*Hard Times, Charles Dickens, 1854
*Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens, 1857
Middlemarch, George Eliot, 1872
*Come and Get It, Edna Ferber, 1935
The Beautiful and the Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1922
*Howards End, E. M. Forster, 1910
The Magus, John Fowles, 1965
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1967
In the Year of Jubilee, George Gissing, 1893
Riders of the Purple Sage, Zane Grey, 1912
*Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
*Roots, Alex Haley, 1976
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein, 1961
*Dune, Frank Herbert, 1965
Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo, 1831
*Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome, 1889
Ulysses, James Joyce, 1922
*Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy, 1955
*Steamboat Gothic, Francis Parkinson Keyes, 1952
*Russia House, John le Carre, 1989
Dom Casmurro, Machado de Assis, 1899
*The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer, 1968
Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham, 1915
*The Razor's Edge, W. Somerset Maugham, 1944
*Lonesome DoveLarry McMurtry, 1985 
The Black Prince, Iris Murdoch, 1973
A House for Mr Biswas, V. S. Naipaul, 1961
*True Grit, Charles Portis, 1968
*Swann's Way, Marcel Proust, 1913
*Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie, 1988
Indiana, George Sand, 1832
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth, 1993
*3 Lives, Gertrude Stein, 1909
*A Tale of a Tub, Jonathan Swift, 1704
*Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray, 1847
*Mary Poppins, P. L. Travers, 1934
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh, 1945
Delta WeddingEudora Welty, 1946
Harriet HumeRebecca West, 1929
Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton, 1920
Book of Merlyn, T. H. White, 1977
The Years, Virginia Woolf, 1937
*Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X, 1965
We, Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1924
The Masterpiece, Emile Zola, 1886

War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy, 1867 [began reading in Jan. 2024]

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

The books I have finished reading:
  1. Jamaica InnDaphne du Maurier, 1936 [Jan. 2024]
  2. Nightwood, Djuna Barnes, 1937 [Feb. 2024]
  3. The Quiet American, Graham Greene, 1955 [Mar., 2024]
  4. The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain, 1934 [Apr 2024]

Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne, 1864 [began and abandoned 2024]

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