The Classics Club Project


Today, the 8th of March 2012, I am beginning an ambitious project of my reading life. Thanks to The Classics Club for creating such a wonderful project to read certain numbers of classic books within five years. Yes...FIVE years! It's a long commitment for me, as I usually just make reading schedule for two or three months ahead. 


Well now, here is my ambitious list:


I will read these 152 classics from 8 March 2012 to 8 March 2017:

  1. Possession - A.S. Byatt
  2. Aesop's Fables - Aesop - READ 27/1/14
  3. The Plague - Albert Camus
  4. The Stranger - Albert Camus
  5. The Three Musketeers (Re-read)  - Alexandre Dumas - READ 18/3/13
  6. The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas - READ 7/5/12
  7. Twenty Years After - Alexandre Dumas - READ 31/7/12
  8. La Reine Margot - Alexandre Dumas
  9. The Color Purple - Alice Walker - READ 31/5/12
  10. The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
  11. Black Beauty - Anna Sewell - READ 25/6/12
  12. Mahabharata (Mythology) - Anonymous - READ 20/8/12
  13. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
  14. The Warden - Anthony Trollope
  15. Courrier du Sud (Southern Mail) - Antoinne de Saint-Exupery - READ 11/9/12
  16. Terre des Hommes - Antoinne de Saint-Exupery - READ 13/2/14
  17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith - READ 23/10/13
  18. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
  19. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - READ 12/12/13
  20. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - READ 7/12/12
  21. Hard Times- Charles Dickens
  22. Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens - READ 22/2/13
  23. Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens
  24. Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens
  25. Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
  26. Sketches by Boz - Charles Dickens - READ 18/6/12
  27. The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens - READ 26/2/13
  28. The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens - READ 16/7/12
  29. The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
  30. Barnaby Rudge - Charles Dickens
  31. The Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
  32. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  33. Villette - Charlotte Bronte
  34. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
  35. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe - READ 19/9/12
  36. Inferno - Dante Alighieri - READ 21/6/13
  37. Purgatorio - Dante Alighieri - READ 2/8/13
  38. A Room With A View - E.M. Forster
  39. Ethan Frome  - Edith Wharton
  40. The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
  41. Greyfriars Bobby - Eleanor Atkinson
  42. Mary Barton - Elizabeth Gaskell
  43. North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
  44. Germinal - Emile Zola - READ 31/8/12
  45. L’Assommoir - Emile Zola - READ 2/4/12
  46. La Bete Humaine  - Emile Zola - READ 22/4/13
  47. The Earth - Emile Zola
  48. The Kill - Emile Zola
  49. The Masterpiece - Emile Zola - READ 15/4/13
  50. The Debacle - Emile Zola
  51. Nana - Emile Zola
  52. Pot Luck - Emile Zola
  53. Money - Emile Zola
  54. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway - READ 30/8/13
  55. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway - READ 21/1/13
  56. From Whom The Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
  57. Tender is The Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  58. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald - READ 17/5/13
  59. The Trial - Franz Kafka
  60. The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton
  61. The Innocence Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton
  62. The Mill on The Floss - George Elliot - READ 29/4/13
  63. Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky - READ 28/12/13
  64. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  65. 1984 - George Orwell
  66. Animal Farms - George Orwell
  67. Bel-Ami - Guy de Maupassant
  68. Guy de Maupassant's short story collections - READ 28/11/13
  69. The War of the Worlds  - H.G. Wells
  70. Nobody's Boy - Hector Marlot - READ 15/5/12
  71. The Portrait of A Lady - Henry James - READ 28/1/13
  72. The Walden  - Henry David Thoreau
  73. Siddharta - Hermann Hesse
  74. Moby Dick - Herman Melville - READ 6/12/13
  75. Eugenie Grandet - Honore de Balzac
  76. The Palace of Dreams - Ismail Kadare - READ 10/8/12
  77. If On A Winter's Night A Traveler - Italo Calvino
  78. The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  79. Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
  80. A Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man - James Joyce
  81. Empire of The Sun - J.G. Ballard
  82. The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  83. The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
  84. The Cider House Rules - John Irving
  85. Cannery Row - John Steinbeck
  86. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
  87. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
  88. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad - READ 21/12/12
  89. Journey To The Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
  90. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kessey
  91. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  92. Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingals Wilder
  93. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - READ 28/8/13
  94. Ben Hur - Lew Wallace
  95. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  96. Cicero's Selected Works - Marcus Tullius Cicero
  97. Defence Speeches - Marcus Tullius Cicero
  98. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
  99. Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell - READ 8/11/12
  100. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  101. Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes - READ 2/4/14
  102. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne - READ 6/11/12
  103. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde - READ 29/6/12
  104. This Earth of Mankind - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  105. Invisible Man - Ralph Waldo Ellison
  106. Matilda - Roald Dahl - READ 2/10/13
  107. Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson - READ 19/9/13
  108. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson - READ 19/10/12
  109. Just So Stories - Rudyard Kippling - READ 1/4/13
  110. The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kippling
  111. Rashomon - Ryunosuke Akutagawa
  112. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - READ 22/5/12
  113. Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
  114. The Once and Future King - T.H. White
  115. Tess of d'Urberville - Thomas Hardy
  116. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
  117. The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
  118. Le Morte D'Arthur - Thomas Malory
  119. Beloved - Toni Morrison - READ 31/10/12
  120. Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison - READ 20/12/13
  121. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote - READ 30/05/13
  122. Mrs. Dalloway  - Virginia Woolf - READ 25/3/13
  123. Candide - Voltaire - READ 28/2/13
  124. Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham
  125. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
  126. The Unvanquished - William Faulkner
  127. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
  128. Lord of the Flies - William Golding - READ 03/9/12
  129. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
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Plays

1. The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov - READ 6/8/13
2. Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe
3. Medea - Euripides - READ 11/3/13
4. Saint Joan – George Bernard Shaw - READ 17/9/13
5. An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde - READ 28/06/13
6. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde - READ 30/7/12
7. A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare - READ 23/4/12
8. Antony and Cleopatra – William Shakespeare - READ 3/12/12
9. Coriolanus - William Shakespeare - READ 29/1/14
10. Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare - READ 13/11/12
11. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare - READ 22/5/13
12. The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare - READ 17/12/12
13. King Lear - William Shakespeare - READ 5/2/13
14. Richard III - William Shakespeare - READ 5/7/13
15. The Taming of The Shrew - William Shakespeare - READ 8/4/13
16. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare - READ 6/9/13
17. Hamlet - William Shakespeare - READ 16/10/13
18. Macbeth - William Shakespeare


Non Fiction

  1. The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila - St. Teresa of Avila - READ 27/9/13
  2. Confessions - St. Augustine
  3. City of God - St. Augustine
  4. The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
  5. Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Roman Lives - Plutarch

Short Stories

1. The Three Strangers - Thomas Hardy
2. A Terribly Strange Bed - Wilkie Collins
3. The Half-Brothers - Elizabeth Gaskell
4. Julia Bride - Henry James
5. Brother Jacob - George Elliot
6. The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne - Anthony Trollope
7. The Purloined Letter - Edgar Allan Poe
8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald


19 comments:

  1. Fabulous list! I will also be attempting to complete every Dickens novel I haven't already read for my Classics Club challenge.

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  2. @ o: Thanks for the visit!...
    @Diana: Yes, actually I will try to read all of Dickens books in 5 to 10 years. This project helps a lot!

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  3. Wow! I envy you reading Dickens for the first time. I think his books are so much fun. I hope your projects go well,both your reading classic project and your project to introduce these books to Indonesian readers.

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    1. Yes, I have read 3 Dickens so far, and I love his writings. Thanks for the encouragement, Sherry!

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  4. Awesome list. I look forward to following your progress.
    Blessings:)

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    1. Thanks Adriana for the visit :)
      I plan to read 2-3 classics each month, and will update the list every time I finish the review.

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  5. Great list, and I'm glad to have discovered your blog! :) I think it's especially great that you have it in English and Indonesian (I have a love of all things languagey!)

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    1. Thanks Adam. Glad that you like it, although it's quite tough sometimes to write one post in two languages, but I'll try my best. :)

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  6. Wow, mba Fanda, what a list you have here...I'd like to join you reading too :)

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    1. I'll be glad if you can join me, Yunie!

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  7. 1984 - orwell
    faust - goethe
    thus spoke zarathustra - nietsche
    shakespeare - hamlet, king lear, macbeth
    dante aligheri - divine comedy
    dostdoevsky - crime & punishment
    herman hesse - sidharta
    horatio alger - ragged dick

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    1. Thanks masukannya, akan aku masukin sebagian di listku deh..

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  8. Wow! What an ambitious list. Good luck to you!

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    1. Thanks Ruth, I definitely need as much encouragement as I can get to finish this ambitious project! :)

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  9. Good luck! North & South is a fave of mine :D

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    1. Thanks Tien! Many people like North & South, and it makes me more curious..

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  10. Wow, that's quite a list and you're making such great progress! I've got 50 on my list and hoping I can get through them all. Happy reading and glad to have found your blog, we have lots of books to read in common and I look forward to your reviews.

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