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). The Classics Club blog.

New revision date: September 12, 2021 (also adding one year to my finish date goal)
Another list overhaul, and adding one year to my start and finish date goal.

My new start date:  retroactive to May 1, 2019  September 12, 2022
Finish date goal:  September 12, 2027
  • Read dates are linked to my star rating or review on Goodreads.
  • Some of the 'read' dates below are from the original parameters of previous list start dates.
My list - 39 unread, 14 read
(I reserve the right to switch out titles and/or add/remove titles)

Anthologies (fiction)
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

Marcus Aurelius
 (I read this in 2023, but neglected to add it to my books read on Goodreads so will add it to 2024 - I still have to write down some notes anyway.)
Meditations

Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey Read in March 2019

Algernon Blackwood
Collected Works (short stories)
Novels: The Centaur, The Human Chord (2)

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

George Brewer
The Witch of Ravensworth

Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone
The Woman in White Read December 2020

Charles Dickens
Hard Times
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Little Dorritt
The Old Curiosity Shop  

Annie Dillard
The Writing Life  Read January 2023

Daphne du Maurier
 My Cousin Rachel  Read in April 2017

T.S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral

William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying

E.M. Forster
A Room with a View
Where Angels Fear to Tread

John Fowles
The Collector

Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranford

John Gardner
On Becoming a Novelist Read January 2021
Grendel

Nikolai Gogol
Collected Works (short stories)
The Novels: Taras Bulba and Dead Souls (2)

Natalie Goldberg
Thunder and Lightning Read in September 2019

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Marble Faun  Read 2022

William Hope Hodgson
The House on the Borderland

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

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World Read July 2023
The Devils of Loudun

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

Madame de Lafayette
The Princess of Cleves Read in February 2019

Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird Read in July 2018

Gaston Leroux
The Phantom of the Opera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude Read in March 2023

W. Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil  Read in February 2021

Raymond T. McNally, Radu R. Florescu
In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires

J.M.E. McTaggart
Some Dogmas of Religion

Iris Murdoch
The Sea, The Sea

Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Read in February 2019

John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men

Montague Summers
Vampires and Vampirism
Werewolf

Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence

T.H. White
The Once and Future King

Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Virginia Woolf
Orlando
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