Classics Club

I think about joining The Classics Club every time I see a spin post. My TBR list has classics that I’ve put off for one reason or other, and reading fifty within five years feels possible. I plan to start on January 1, 2021 and finish by December 31, 2025.

I read a few of these for class back in the day but don’t remember them terribly well. Plus, books tend to be less enjoyable when there’s a term paper afterwards. I’ll update this list with links as I go; there is also a list of classics that I’ve already reviewed at the bottom of this page.

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  3. Anne of Green Gables by L. Montgomery
  4. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  6. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  7. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  8. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  9. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  10. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  11. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  12. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  13. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  14. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  15. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  16. Dubliners by James Joyce
  17. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  18. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  19. Evelina by Frances Burney
  20. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
  21. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  22. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
  23. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  24. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  25. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  26. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  27. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  28. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  29. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  30. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  31. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  32. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  33. Paradise by Toni Morrison
  34. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  35. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  36. The Plague by Albert Camus
  37. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  38. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
  39. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  40. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  41. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  42. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  43. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  44. Tess of the d’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  45. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  46. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  47. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  48. Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
  49. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  50. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster

In the interest of keeping things together, here are links to classics already reviewed on this blog: