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  September 12, 2021
Finish date goal:  September 12, 2026
  • Books in red are re-reads
  • Read dates are linked to my star rating or review on Goodreads.
My list - 65 books (not including books already read) 
(I reserve the right to switch out titles and/or add/remove titles)

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

Maya Angelou
5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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

Jane Austen 
7, Emma
8. Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey Read in March 2019

James Baldwin
9. The Fire Next Time

Elizabeth Berg
10. Escaping into the Open

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

Dorothea Brande
11. Becoming a Writer

George Brewer
12. The Witch of Ravensworth

Charlotte Bronte
13. Jane Eyre
14. Villette  

Emily Bronte
15. Wuthering Heights

Julia Cameron
16. The Vein of Gold

Truman Capote
17. In Cold Blood

Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White Read December 2020

Daniel Defoe
18. Roxana

Charles Dickens
19. David Copperfield  
20. Great Expectations 
21. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
22. Little Dorritt
23. A Tale of Two Cities  

Annie Dillard
24. The Writing Life

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
25. The Brothers Karamazov

Daphne du Maurier
 My Cousin Rachel  Read in April 2017

George Eliot  
26. The Mill on the Floss
27. Silas Marner

T.S. Eliot
28. Murder in the Cathedral

John Fowles
29. The Collector

Bonnie Friedman
30. Writing Past Dark

Elizabeth Gaskell
31. Cranford
32. North and South 


John Gardner
On Becoming a Novelist Read January 2021

Nikolai Gogol
33. Collected Works

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

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne
36. The Marble Faun

William Hope Hodgson
37. The House on the Borderland

Victor Hugo  
38. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
39. Les Miserables  currently reading

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

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

Henry James
41. The Golden Bowl
42. 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
43. Uncle Silas

Gaston Leroux
44. The Phantom of the Opera

Ursula K. Le Guin
45. Steering the Craft

Betsy Lerner
46. The Forest for the Trees

W. Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil  Read in February 2021

J.M.E. McTaggart
47. Some Dogmas of Religion

Joyce Carol Oates
48. The Faith of a Writer

Mervyn Peake
49. The Gormenghast Trilogy

Sylvia Plath
50. The Bell Jar

Steven Pressfield
51. The War of Art

Ann Radcliffe
52. The Mysteries of Udolpho  

Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Read in February 2019

Twyla Tharp
53. The Creative Habit

Brenda Ueland
54. If You Want to Write

Evelyn Waugh
55. Brideshead Revisited

Edith Wharton
56. The Age of Innocence
57. Ethan Frome  
58. The House of Mirth 
59. The Writing of Fiction

T.H. White
60. The Once and Future King

Oscar Wilde
61. The Picture of Dorian Gray
62. A Woman of No Importance

Virginia Woolf
63. Orlando
64. A Room of One's Own

Jane Yolen
65. Take Joy
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