Monday, February 24, 2014

Classics Club

I know it took me a long time but I'm finally taking the plunge and joining the Classics Club! I was very hesitant at first as I've already read a good number of the classics but looking through my TBR list and other lists I realized there were still plenty of fish in the sea.
I am including NO re-reads... though actually Beowulf, The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Pickwick Papers, I honestly can't remember if I've read them or not. We're letting them slip in. :) I also included a couple books I'm currently reading (War of the Worlds and The Warden). I figured I might as well include them. :) My real worry is that I accidentally included a book on that list twice. :( If for any reason I can't get ahold of a copy of one of these books, or for some reason I decided not to read one of these novels (I haven't researched a lot of these books) then I'll change it out with another book but I hope I don't have to do that. If there are books on my list that you would highly dissuade me from please comment and let me know... I'm sure Shakespeare has more plays that I could trade those undesirables ones out for. ;)
You'll notice some Bronte books on the list. I've only read Jane Eyre before and swore never to read her sisters' books but I've gotten soft hearted in my old age and decided to slip a few in... even my most dreaded Wuthering Heights. I guess it's only fair though that I read it before spouting off my opinion on it. :)
My goals is to complete these 100 books by my 25th birthday (January 2019). I have a five year limit and that puts me about a month shy of it. :) I'll need those five years for all of these books!
Links lead to my reviews.
Edit in August 2015... Traded out Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy for Germinal by Emile Zola.
Edit in October 2015.... Traded out The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas for Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert and As I lay Dying by William Faulkner for Waverly by Sir Walter Scott.
Edit in November 2015.... Traded out The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck for The Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Edit in March 2016....  Traded out Pardise Lost by John Milton for Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson and traded out An American Tragedy by Theodor Dreiser for The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  1. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  2. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte Completed May 27, 2014
  3. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Completed February 19, 2015
  5. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte  Completed July 4, 2014
  6. The 39 Steps by John Buchan
  7. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs Completed January 20, 2018
  8. The Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs  Completed November 28, 2017
  9. Armadale by Wilkie Collins Completed April 26, 2015
  10. No Name by Wilkie Collins Completed October 18, 2015 
  11. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper Completed November 23, 2014
  12. The Divine Comey by Dante
  13. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens Completed June 13, 2015
  14. Hard Times by Charles Dickens  Completed May 14, 2014 
  15. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens Completed June 14, 2014
  16. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens Completed August 22, 2014
  17. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
  18. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens Completed 4/4/18 
  19. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens Completed 2/7/16
  20. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevesky Completed September 19, 2015
  21. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevesky
  22. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevesky
  23. The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Completed June 13, 2018
  24. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Completed 12/17/15
  25. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert  Completed 3/22/16 
  26. Adam Bede by George Elliot Completed 12/8/17
  27. The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot Completed 4/3/18
  28. The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Completed June 4, 2018
  29. Room with a View by E.M. Forster Completed 11/2/15
  30. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Completed August 12, 2014
  31. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell Completed July 27, 2014 
  32. Lord of the Flies by William Golding Completed July 10, 2014
  33. King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard Completed November 7, 2014
  34. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  35. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo Completed December 11, 2014
  36. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Completed December 23, 2014
  37. The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Conner by Flannery O'Conner Completed 1/16/16
  38. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  39. All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque Completed 11/21/15
  40. Cyarno de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  41. As You Like It by William Shakespeare Completed July 31, 2014
  42. Henry V by William Shakespeare Completed July 31, 2014
  43. Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  44. The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare Completed March 22, 2014
  45. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Completed April 15, 2015 
  46. Macbeth by William Shakespeare Completed February 3, 2015
  47. Hamlet by William Shakespeare Completed August 24, 2014
  48. Dracula by Bram Stoker Completed September 4, 2016
  49. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Completed June 2, 2018 
  50. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope Completed 11/16/15
  51. The Way we Live Now by Anthony Trollope Completed April 23, 2018
  52. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells Completed September 6, 2014
  53. The Once and Future King by T.H. White Completed October 27, 2017
  54. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde Completed March 22, 2015
  55. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Completed March 14, 2014
  56. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren
  57. The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason Completed November 22, 2017
  58. The Princess Bride by William Goldman Completed June 2, 2014
  59. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forster Completed 4/19/16
  60. The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley Completed July 21, 2017 
  61. Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare Completed April 24, 2018 
  62. King Lear by William Shakespeare Completed April 7, 2015
  63. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  64. Love's Labors Lost by William Shakespeare
  65. How Green was my Valley by Richard Llewellyn Completed June 30, 2015
  66. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson Completed September 7, 2015 
  67. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Completed May 26, 2015 
  68. Richard III by William Shakespeare
  69. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  70. Beowulf by Unknown Completed January 1, 2015
  71. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  72. Othello by William Shakespeare Completed 1/7/16
  73. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway Completed October 18, 2015 
  74. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James Completed May 24, 2018
  75. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  76. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner Completed October 13, 2015 
  77. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Completed April 5, 2015
  78. Mysterious Island by Jules Verne Completed 10/26/15 
  79. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott  Completed July 20, 2016
  80. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson 
  81. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  82. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  83. Pygmilion by George Bernard Shaw Completed July 25, 2015
  84. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Completed 2/23/16
  85. Germinal by Emile Zola Completed 8/22/15
  86. Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane by P.L. Travers
  87. Mary Poppins and the House Next Door by P.L. Travers
  88. The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Completed May 1, 2018
  89. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Completed February 25, 2015
  90. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 
  91. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
  92. Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
  93. The Bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle Completed August 27, 2014
  94. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  95. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Completed November 8, 2017
  96. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells Completed March 4, 2014
  97. The Warden by Anthony Trollope Completed March 16, 2014
  98. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Completed 3/15/16
  99. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren Completed 5/24/16 
  100. The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien Completed March 22, 2014
  101. The Book of Lost Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien COMPLETED January, 16 2015
  102. A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare Completed 4/18/16
  103. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
I know I have an ornery 103 but that's a back up giving me three expendable books. ;) 

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  1. Wonderful list and welcome to the club! You've picked some of my favorites! - Melissa


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