The Classics Club


Revised my list again (my living situation at present has made it difficult to get to some of the books that were on my list) and restarted (original challenge post).

New revision date: September 12, 2021 (also adding one year to my finish date goal)

My new start date:  retroactive to May 1, 2019
Finish date goal:  September 12, 2025
  • Books in red are re-reads
  • Read dates are linked to my star rating or review on Goodreads.
My list - 64 books (not including books already read) 
(I reserve the right to switch out titles and/or add/remove titles)

Anthologies (fiction)
Classic Tales of Horror - Ernest Hilbert (Editor)
Collected Works - Algernon Blackwood
Complete Ghost Stories - M.R. James
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales - Chris Baldick (Editor)

Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Margaret Atwood
 The Handmaid's Tale  Read in March 2017
Negotiating with the Dead

Jane Austen 
Emma
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey Read in March 2019

James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time

Elizabeth Berg
Escaping into the Open

Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes  Read October 2018
The Martian Chronicles  Read May 2019

Dorothea Brande
Becoming a Writer

George Brewer
The Witch of Ravensworth

Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre
Villette  

Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights

Julia Cameron
The Vein of Gold

Truman Capote
In Cold Blood

Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White Read December 2020

Daniel Defoe
Roxana

Charles Dickens
David Copperfield  
Great Expectations 
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Little Dorritt
A Tale of Two Cities  

Annie Dillard
The Writing Life

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov

Daphne du Maurier
 My Cousin Rachel  Read in April 2017

George Eliot  
The Mill on the Floss
Silas Marner

T.S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral

John Fowles
The Collector

Bonnie Friedman
Writing Past Dark

Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranford
North and South 


John Gardner
On Becoming a Novelist Read January 2021

Nikolai Gogol
Collected Works

Natalie Goldberg
Thunder and Lightning Read in September 2019
Writing Down the Bones

Robert Graves
The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Marble Faun

William Hope Hodgson
The House on the Borderland

Victor Hugo  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Les Miserables  currently reading

Paul Huson
Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks, and Covens

Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle Read September 2019

Henry James
The Golden Bowl
Roderick Hudson

Madame de Lafayette
The Princess of Cleves Read in February 2019

Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird Read in July 2018

Sheridan Le Fanu
Uncle Silas

Gaston Leroux
The Phantom of the Opera

Ursula K. Le Guin
Steering the Craft

Betsy Lerner
The Forest for the Trees

W. Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil  Read in February 2021

J.M.E. McTaggart
Some Dogmas of Religion

Joyce Carol Oates
The Faith of a Writer

Mervyn Peake
The Gormenghast Trilogy

Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar

Steven Pressfield
The War of Art

Ann Radcliffe
The Mysteries of Udolpho  

Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Read in February 2019

Twyla Tharp
The Creative Habit

Brenda Ueland
If You Want to Write

Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited

Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence
Ethan Frome  
The House of Mirth 
The Writing of Fiction

T.H. White
The Once and Future King

Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
A Woman of No Importance

Virginia Woolf
Orlando

Jane Yolen
Take Joy
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