Classics Club: Book Picks

Thanks to everyone for all your great suggestions!!  I’m over 50 at this point so this project may actually end up taking me five years to finish.  I’ve had grand plans of planning out the entire five years in advance but I think that’s overly ambitious of me (and why it’s taken me so long to get this list posted).  So here’s the list of books that I’m going to attempt to tackle over the next five years.  I’ll be blogging about each one as I finish it.  Feel free to suggest more if you think of them!

My goal is to finish this list by July 2018.

I’m also submitting this list to The Classics Club to join in the community over there!

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  4. Emma by Jane Austen
  5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  7. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  8. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  11. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  12. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  13. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  14. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  15. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  16. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  17. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  18. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  19. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  20. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  21. O Pioneers by Willa Cather
  22. Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  23. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  24. Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton
  25. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  26. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
  27. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  28. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  29. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  30. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  31. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  32. Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  33. Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
  34. Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  35. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  36. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
  37. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  38. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  39. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  40. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  41. The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
  42. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  43. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
  44. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  45. Brothers Karamasov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  46. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  47. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  48. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  49. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  50. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (NF)
  51. How To Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff (NF)
  52. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (NF)
  53. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (NF)
  54. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
  55. M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton (NA)
  56. Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (NA)
  57. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (NA)
  58. Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (NA)
  59. Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark (NA)
  60. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois (NA)

NA = Newbery Award
NF = nonfiction

P.S. Please let me know if you see any spelling mistakes in titles or authors and I’ll correct them.  I tried to double check everything but it’s possible I missed some errors.

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6 Responses to Classics Club: Book Picks

  1. Yay for Austen and Dickens! Welcome to the club.

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