The Revised Classics Club List

So, I have been looking at my old Classics Club List and come to the startling realisation that I will never achieve those goals! I also have neglected to review so many of the books I have read for the challenge. So here I am with a fresh shiny new Classics Club List. I’ve cut my list from 100 to 50. This time I am going to review all the books I read, and tag them separately so I can track my progress by how many reviews I have completed.

My goal completion date is 31st December, 2020. This is so far in the future, but I think I’m going to need the time! Anyway, onto the list!

  1. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  2. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  3. The House of Mirth – Edith WhartonReview
  4. The Secret Agent – Joseph ConradReview
  5. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  6. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  7. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
  8. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  10. Agnes Grey – Anne BronteReview
  11. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  12. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  13. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules VerneReview
  14. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  15. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  16. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman – Laurence Sterne – Review
  17. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  18. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  19. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  20. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
  21. The Awakening – Kate ChopinReview
  22. Heart of Darkness – Joseph ConradReview
  23. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton Review
  24. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  25. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
  26. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  27. The Pigeon – Patrick Suskind
  28. Vile Bodies – Evelyn WaughReview
  29. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
  30. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  31. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
  32. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
  33. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  34. The Scarlett Plague – Jack LondonReview
  35. White Fang – Jack London
  36. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson
  37. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  38. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  39. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen – BorowskiReview
  40. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  41. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
  42. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  43. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  44. My Brilliant Career – Miles FranklinReview
  45. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  46. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  47. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  48. Generals Die in Bed – Charles Yale Harrison
  49. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  50. Dispatches – Michael HerrReview

Has anyone else had to revise their lists or cut them down so drastically?

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11 comments

  1. I had to redo mine too when it occurred to me 200 titles like Edmund Spenser’s THE FAERIE QUEEN might have been too ambitious. 🙂 Horray for #10! Good luck. 🙂

      1. Ha ha ha! I’ll have to see how my syllabus looks (I’m taking some heavy classes, Shakespeare, Milton, yikes!), but definitely MAYBE! I did just jot a note. 🙂

      2. Yep! I understand about the syllabus issue- it got in the way of my readalong last year! Through the whole of my English major I managed to avoid all but one Shakespeare, not sure if I should be glad or upset!

  2. This is a great looking list! I hope you enjoy working your way through. I’m in the process of revising my list because I realised I’d ticked off all the ones I was actually interested in. My new list is going to be much less about the books I think I should read and more about the ones I want to read.

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