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).


My new start date:  retroactive to May 1, 2019
Finish date goal:  May 1, 2024

  • Books in red are re-reads
  • Read dates are linked to my star rating or review on Goodreads.

My list - 82 books 
(I reserve the right to switch out titles and/or add/remove titles)

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

Elizabeth Berg
Escaping into the open

Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes  Read October 2018
The Martian Chronicles
Zen and the Art of Writing

Dorothea Brande
Becoming a Writer

Anne Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall  

Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre
Villette  

Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights

Julia Cameron
The Vein of Gold

Truman Capote
In Cold Blood

Colette
Cheri (with The Last of Cheri)

Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White

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

Mary Hanford Ford
The Legends of Parsifal

John Fowles
The Collector
The French Lieutenant's Woman

Anne Frank 
The Diary of Anne Frank 
(Changed from Updike's Rabbit, Run which was a DNF)

Bonnie Friedman
Writing Past Dark

Elizabeth Gaskell
Cranford
North and South 


Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
The Sylph

John Gardner
The Art of Fiction
On Becoming a Novelist
On Writers and Writing

Natalie Goldberg
Thunder and Lightning
Writing Down the Bones

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Marble Faun

Victor Hugo  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Les Miserables

Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Henry James
The Portrait of a Lady  
The Golden Bowl
The Turn of the Screw
Roderick Hudson

Ralph Keyes
The Courage to Write

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

Thomas Mann
Buddenbrooks

W. Somerset Maugham
The Painted Veil

Joyce Carol Oates
The Faith of a Writer

Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar

Steven Pressfield
The War of Art

Ann Radcliffe
The Mysteries of Udolpho  

Sir Walter Scott
Rob Roy

Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Read in February 2019

Twyla Tharp
The Creative Habit

Brenda Ueland
If You Want to Write

Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur

Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited

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

Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lady Windermere's Fan
A Woman of No Importance
An Ideal Husband

Virginia Woolf
Orlando
The Virginia Woolf reader

Jane Yolen
Take Joy
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