The Classics Club

I'm taking part in The Classics Club, hosted by Jillian at 'A Room of One's Own', where one writes a big long list of classics one would like to read, and then sets a date by which to do this. (Find the new website here.)

My list is below; I aim read all of these within the next four years (by March 2016). As I read and review them, I'll replace the plain text name with a hyperlink. Wish me luck!

  1. Akutagawa, Ryunosuke, Rashomon, and Seventeen Other Stories 
  2. Alcott, Louisa May, Little Women 
  3. Atwood, Margaret, Alias Grace
  4. Atwood, Margaret, The Blind Assassin
  5. Atwood, Margaret, Cat's Eye
  6. Atwood, Margaret, The Edible Woman
  7. Atwood, Margaret, Lady Oracle
  8. Atwood, Margaret, Oryx and Crake
  9. Atwood, Margaret, The Robber Bride
  10. Atwood, Margaret, Surfacing
  11. Balzac, Honore de, Eugenie Grandet 
  12. Balzac, Honore de, Selected Short Stories 
  13. Bronte, Charlotte, Jane Eyre 
  14. Bulgakov, Mikhail, The Master & Margarita 
  15. Bukowski, Charles, Ham on Rye 
  16. Capote, Truman, Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories 
  17. Carter, Angela, The Passion of New Eve  
  18. Carver, Raymond, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love 
  19. Chekhov, Anton, The Essential Tales 
  20. Dickens, Charles, A Christmas Carol 
  21. Dickens, Charles, A Tale of Two Cities 
  22. Dickens, Charles, Barnaby Rudge 
  23. Dickens, Charles, Bleak House 
  24. Dickens, Charles, David Copperfield 
  25. Dickens, Charles, Dombey and Son 
  26. Dickens, Charles, Great Expectations (re-read) 
  27. Dickens, Charles, Hard Times 
  28. Dickens, Charles, Little Dorrit 
  29. Dickens, Charles, Martin Chuzzlewit 
  30. Dickens, Charles, Nicholas Nickleby 
  31. Dickens, Charles, Old Curiosity Shop 
  32. Dickens, Charles, Our Mutual Friend 
  33. Dickens, Charles, The Mystery of Edwin Drood 
  34. Dostoevsky, Fyodor, The Idiot 
  35. Du Maurier, Daphne, Frenchman's Creek
  36. Du Maurier, Daphne, Jamaica Inn
  37. Du Maurier, Daphne, Rebecca (re-read) 
  38. Du Maurier, Daphne, The Birds and Other Stories
  39. Eliot, George, Middlemarch 
  40. Fitzgerald, F. Scott, Flappers and Philosophers 
  41. Fitzgerald, F. Scott, The Beautiful and the Damned 
  42. Fitzgerald, F. Scott, The Great Gatsby (re-read) 
  43. Fitzgerald, F. Scott, This Side of Paradise 
  44. Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary 
  45. Forster, E.M., A Passage to India 
  46. Forster, E.M., The Longest Journey 
  47. Forster, E.M., Where Angels Fear to Tread 
  48. Gogol, Nicolai, Dead Souls 
  49. Hardy, Thomas, Jude the Obscure 
  50. Hemingway, Ernest, A Farewell to Arms 
  51. Hemingway, Ernest, A Moveable Feast 
  52. Hemingway, Ernest, For Whom the Bell Tolls 
  53. Hemingway, Ernest, The Old Man and the Sea 
  54. J.R.R. Tolkein, The Hobbit 
  55. Kafka, Franz, The Metamorphosis
  56. Kawabata, Yasunari, Yukiguni (Snow Country) (re-read) 
  57. Lessing, Doris, The Golden Notebook 
  58. Mansfield, Katherine, Selected Stories 
  59. Mori, Ogai, Gan (Wild Geese) 
  60. Munro, Hector Hugh, Short Stories of Saki 
  61. Murakami, Haruki, After Dark 
  62. Murakami, Haruki, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (re-read) 
  63. Murakami, Haruki, Dance Dance Dance 
  64. Murakami, Haruki, Kafka on the Shore (re-read) 
  65. Murakami, Haruki, Norwegian Wood  (re-read) 
  66. Murakami, Haruki, South of the Border, West of the Sun
  67. Murakami, Haruki, Sputnik Sweetheart 
  68. Murakami, Haruki, The Elephant Vanishes 
  69. Murakami, Haruki, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle 
  70. Nabokov, Vladimir, Ada or Ardor 
  71. Nabokov, Vladimir, Pale Fire 
  72. Nabokov, Vladimir, Short Stories (re-read) 
  73. Naoya, Shiga, An’ya Koro (A Dark Night’s Passing) 
  74. Orwell, George, 1984 
  75. Orwell, George, Animal Farm 
  76. Pasternak, Boris, Dr. Zhivago (re-read) 
  77. Rhys, Jean, Wide Sargasso Sea 
  78. Rushdie, Salman, The Satanic Verses 
  79. Safran Foer, Jonathan, Everything is Illuminated
  80. Safran Foer, Jonathan, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 
  81. Salinger, J. D., Franny and Zooey 
  82. Salinger, J. D., The Catcher in the Rye (re-read) 
  83. Seth, Vikram, A Suitable Boy
  84. Smith, Dodie, I Capture the Castle
  85. Somerset Maugham, W., Ashenden
  86. Soseki, Natsume, I am a Cat 
  87. Soseki, Natsume, Kokoro (Heart) 
  88. Szerb, Antal, The Pendragon Legend
  89. Tanizaki, Junichiro, Sasameyuki (The Makioka Sisters) 
  90. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (re-read) 
  91. Tolstoy, Leo, Anna Karenina (re-read) 
  92. Tolstoy, Leo, War and Peace (half-read) 
  93. Tremain, Rose, Music and Silence 
  94. Trevor, William, Death in Summer 
  95. Vonnegut, Kurt, Slaughterhouse Five 
  96. Woolf, Virginia, A Room of One’s Own 
  97. Woolf, Virginia, Between the Acts 
  98. Woolf, Virginia, Jacob’s Room 
  99. Woolf, Virginia, Mrs Dalloway (re-read) 
  100. Woolf, Virginia, Orlando 
  101. Woolf, Virginia, The Waves 
  102. Woolf, Virginia, Three Guineas 
  103. Woolf, Virginia, To The Lighthouse 
  104. Yoshimoto, Banana, Kitchen 
  105. Yoshimoto, Banana, Lizard


  1. I adore Woolf's A Room of One's Own!! I think I need to re-read that one. I love that you have War and Peace marked "half-read." Me too :P

  2. Do think anyone has read the whole thing? Really? :)


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