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
1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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

Jane Austen 
4. Emma
5. Mansfield Park
6. Northanger Abbey Read in March 2019

Elizabeth Berg
7. Escaping into the open

Ray Bradbury
8. Something Wicked This Way Comes  Read October 2018
9. The Martian Chronicles  Read May 2019
10. Zen and the Art of Writing

Dorothea Brande
11. Becoming a Writer

Anne Bronte
12. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall  

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

18. Cheri (with The Last of Cheri)

Wilkie Collins
19. The Woman in White Read December 2020

Daniel Defoe
20. Roxana

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

Annie Dillard
26. The Writing Life

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
27. The Brothers Karamazov

Daphne du Maurier
28. My Cousin Rachel  Read in April 2017

George Eliot  
29. The Mill on the Floss
30. Silas Marner

T.S. Eliot
31. Murder in the Cathedral

Mary Hanford Ford
32. The Legends of Parsifal

John Fowles
33. The Collector
34. The French Lieutenant's Woman

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

Bonnie Friedman
36. Writing Past Dark

Elizabeth Gaskell
37. Cranford
38. North and South 

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
39. The Sylph

John Gardner
40. The Art of Fiction
41. On Becoming a Novelist Read January 2021
42. On Writers and Writing

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne
45. The Marble Faun

Victor Hugo  
46. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
47. Les Miserables

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

Henry James
49. The Portrait of a Lady  
50. The Golden Bowl
51. The Turn of the Screw
52. Roderick Hudson

Ralph Keyes
53. The Courage to Write

Madame de Lafayette
54. The Princess of Cleves Read in February 2019

Harper Lee
55. To Kill a Mockingbird Read in July 2018

Sheridan Le Fanu
56. Uncle Silas

Gaston Leroux
57. The Phantom of the Opera

Ursula K. Le Guin
58. Steering the Craft

Betsy Lerner
59. The Forest for the Trees

Thomas Mann
60. Buddenbrooks

W. Somerset Maugham
61. The Painted Veil  Read in February 2021

Joyce Carol Oates
62. The Faith of a Writer

Sylvia Plath
63. The Bell Jar

Steven Pressfield
64. The War of Art

Ann Radcliffe
65. The Mysteries of Udolpho  

Sir Walter Scott
66. Rob Roy

Mary Shelley
67. Frankenstein Read in February 2019

Twyla Tharp
68. The Creative Habit

Brenda Ueland
69. If You Want to Write

Lew Wallace
70. Ben-Hur

Evelyn Waugh
71. Brideshead Revisited

Edith Wharton
72. The Age of Innocence
73. Ethan Frome  
74. The House of Mirth 
75. The Writing of Fiction

Oscar Wilde
76. The Picture of Dorian Gray
77. Lady Windermere's Fan
78. A Woman of No Importance
79. An Ideal Husband

Virginia Woolf
80. Orlando
81. The Virginia Woolf reader

Jane Yolen
82. Take Joy
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