Classic Book Challenge

Classic Book Challenge

I’ve joined some friends over at the Classics Club blog and I’m challenging myself to read 75 classics over the next 5 years (finish date of 10/15/18).  A few of these are re-reads or books I didn’t finish, but I tried to include primarily classics that I have never read.  The re-reads are pretty much the books I was forced to read in school that I would like to revisit now that I’m not pre-programmed to hate it.  🙂

1.     Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
2.     Dangerous Liasons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
3.     Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
4.     Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
5.     A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
6.     The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
7.     Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (reread)
8.     Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
9.     Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
10.   The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
11.   Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
12.   Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
13.   The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
14.   Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
15.   Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
16.   Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
17.   The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
18.   Middlemarch by George Elliot
19.   Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
20.   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
21.   The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
22.   The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
23.   Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
24.   The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
25.   Dracula by Bram Stoker
26.   The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
27.   The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
28.   The Ambassadors by Henry James
29.   Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
30.   The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (reread)
31.   Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
32.   Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
33.   Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
34.   Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen
35.   Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
36.   Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (reread)
37.   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
38.   The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (reread)
39.   The Razor’s Edge, W. Somerset Maugham
40.   I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
41.   The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (reread)
42.   Foundation by Isaac Asimov
43.   Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
44.   Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (partial reread)
45.   Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
46.   On the Road by Jack Kerouac
47.   Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
48.   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (reread)
49.   One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
50.   The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
51.   Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
52.   Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
53.   Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
54.   Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
55.   The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
56.   The Cider House Rules by John Irving
57.   A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
58.   The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
59.   Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
60.   The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
61.   House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
62.   White Teeth by Zadie Smith
63.   Atonement by Ian McEwan
64.   Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
65.   Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
66.   The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
67.   The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
68.   As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
69.   The Odyssey by Homer
70.   The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
71.   Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
72.   Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
73.   East of Eden by John Steinbeck
74.   Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
75.   The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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