100 CLASSICS IN 5 YEARS

Classics Club Challenge

Goal: Read 100 classic novels in the next five years
Start Date: January 1, 2019
End Date: January 1, 2024

In my continuing efforts to become a well read person, I’m committing to reading 100 classic novels over the next five years. This list consists of works that I’ve never read as well as some favorites that I’ve never reviewed on my blog. As I update my progress, you can click on the title for my review.

Books completed: 17/100
  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  2. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
  3. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  4. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  8. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  9. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  10. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  11. Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  12. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  13. Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  14. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  15. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  16. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  18. The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
  19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  20. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  21. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  22. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  23. Forty Stories by Anton Chekhov
  24. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  25. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  26. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  27. No Name by Wilkie Collins
  28. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  29. Chance by Joseph Conrad
  30. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  31. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  32. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  33. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  34. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  35. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
  36. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
  37. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  38. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  39. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  40. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  41. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  42. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  43. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  44. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  45. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  46. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  47. The Wind in the Willows by Thomas Grahame
  48. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  49. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  50. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  51. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  52. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  53. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  54. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  55. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  56. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  57. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  58. Washington Square by Henry James
  59. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  60. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  61. The Shining by Stephen King
  62. The Stand by Stephen King
  63. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  64. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  65. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  66. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  67. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  68. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  69. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  70. Jazz by Toni Morrison
  71. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  72. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  73. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov
  74. The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit
  75. 1984 by George Orwell
  76. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  77. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  78. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  79. Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
  80. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  81. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  82. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  83. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  84. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  85. The Last Man by Mary Shelley
  86. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  87. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  88. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  89. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  90. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  91. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  92. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  93. Around the World in 80 days by Jules Verne
  94. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  95. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
  96. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  97. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  98. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  99. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  100. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin