Classics Book List

Here is a list of classic books I plan to read and hopefully within five years which is by 2022. I found this challenge on The Classics Club Blog. The minimum number of books is 50 but I ended up picking around 84 books.

Here’s the list:

  1. Alcott, Louisa May: Jo’s Boys
  2. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Men
  3. Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  4. Arnow, Harriette: The Dollmaker
  5. Austen, Jane: Northabbenger Abby
  6. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  7. Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
  8. Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  9. Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
  10. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  11. Camus, Albert: Stranger
  12. Carroll, Lewis: Alice in Wonderland
  13. Danielwski, Mark Z.: House of Leaves
  14. Dante: The Divine Comedy
  15. de Saint-Exupery, Antoine: The Little Prince
  16. Dickens, Charles: Tale of Two Cities
  17. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov
  18. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  19. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Complete Sherlock Holmes
  20. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
  21. Dumas, Alexandre: The Man in the Iron Mask
  22. Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers
  23. Euripedes: Medea
  24. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night
  25. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Beautiful and Damned
  26. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby
  27. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: This Side of Paradise
  28. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary
  29. Foer, Jonathan Safran: Everything is Illuminated
  30. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  31. Hamilton, Edith: Mythology
  32. Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  33. Hemingway, Ernest: The Garden of Eden
  34. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea
  35. Homer: The Iliad
  36. Homer: The Odyssey
  37. Hugo, Victor: Les Miserables
  38. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  39. Ibsen, Henrick: Doll’s House
  40. James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
  41. James, Henry: Turn of the Screw
  42. Joyce, James: Ulysses
  43. Kafka, Franz: Metamorphosis
  44. Kesey, Ken: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  45. Kipling, Rudyard: The Man Who Would Be King
  46. Lady Muraski: The Tale of the Genji
  47. Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  48. Lawrence, D.H.: Women in Love
  49. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  50. Miller, Arthur: Death of a Salesman
  51. Miller, Arthur: The Crucible
  52. Milton, John: Paradise Lost
  53. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables
  54. Murakami, Haruki: Norwegian Wood
  55. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel
  56. Orwell, George: Animal Farm
  57. Ovid: Metamorphoses
  58. Plath, Sylvia: Ariel
  59. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  60. Rushdie, Salman: The Satanic Verses
  61. Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye
  62. Salinger, J.D: Franny and Zooey
  63. Shakespeare, William: Hamlet
  64. Shakespeare, William: King Lear
  65. Shakespeare, William: Macbeth
  66. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  67. Sophocles: Antigone
  68. Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
  69. Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men
  70. Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath
  71. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
  72. Tolkein, J.R.R.: The Hobbit
  73. Tolkein, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings
  74. Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
  75. Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
  76. Verne, Jules: The Mysterious Island
  77. Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse Five
  78. Walker, Alice: The Color Purple
  79. Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
  80. Whitman, Walt: Leaves of Grass
  81. Wilde, Oscar: The Importance of Being Earnest
  82. Williams, Tennessee: A Streetcar Named Desire
  83. Woolf, Virginia: A Room of One’s Own
  84. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
  85. Woolf, Virginia: The Waves


What you should know:

  • The books won’t be read in order. When I start a book, I’ll put up an announcement on Twitter for those interested reading along with me. Maybe we can do a sort of shared post on my blog.
  • Every book I read will have a review written for them.
  • Bolded = Read. Itacilized = Favorite.
  • To join me on Twitter, follow @CamilleaReads