The Classics Club

This is my The Classics Club Project--a longterm project of reading classics works. 

The Classics Club #1 (2012 - 2017)

The Classics Club #2
I planned to read 60 books from 1st March 2017 to 1st March 2022, with 10 alternatives. Below is the list, but every now and then I might update the titles. Due to my limited time to blog, I might not review every titles, but I will put 'V' sign after the titles of those I have read.

1 Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart
2 Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin
3 Balzac, Honore de Eugenie Grandet
4 Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
5 Bronte, Anne The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
6 Bunyan The Pilgrim's Progress
7 Byatt, A.S. Possession
8 Camus, Albert The Stranger
9 Camus, Albert The Plague
10 Cather, Willa O Pioneers!
11 Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
12 Cather, Willa My Antonia
13 Chesterton, G.K. The Innocence of Father Brown
14 Chesterton, G.K. The Man Who Was Thursday
15 Cicero, Marcus Tulius Selected Political Speeches
16 Collins, Wilkie The Woman in White
17 Collins, Wilkie The Moonstone
18 Dickens, Charles Nicholas Nickleby
19 Dickens, Charles Barnaby Rudge
20 Dickens, Charles Martin Chuzzlewit
21 Dickens, Charles Dombey and Son
22 Dickens, Charles Bleak House
23 Dickens, Charles Hard Times
24 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor The Brothers Karamazov
25 Faulkner, William The Sound and the Fury
26 Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Beautiful and Damned
27 Fitzgerald, F. Scott This Side of Paradise
28 Forster, E.M.Howards End
29 Greene, GrahamThe End of the Affair
30 Hardy, Thomas Return of the Native
31 Hesse, Herman Siddharta
32 Homer The Iliad **
33 Homer The Odysey **
34 James, Henry Turn of the Screw
Kesey, Ken
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
McCarthy, Cormac
All the Pretty Horses
37 Miller, Arthur The Crucible
38 Miller, Arthur Death of a Salesman
39 Multatuli Max Havelaar
40 Orwell, George 1984
41 Orwell, George Animal Farm
42 Plato The Republic
43 Radcliffe The Mysteries of Udolpho
44 Shakespeare, William Othello
45 Steinbeck, John East of Eden
46 Steinbeck, John The Cannery Row
47 Thoreau, Henry David Walden
48 Toer, Pramoedya A. This Earth of Mankind
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Tolstoy, Leo
The Lord of the Rings
51 Trollope, Anthony The Warden
52 Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse-Five
Verne, Jules
Journey to the Center of the Earth
54 Wells, H.G.
Invisible Man
55 Wharton, EdithThe Age of Innocence
56 Wilder, Thornton The Ides of March
57 Williams, TennesseeThe Glass Menagerie
58 Zola, Emile The Earth
59 Zola, Emile The Sin of Abbe Mouret
60 Zola, Emile Claude's Confession
1 Malory, Thomas Le Morte d'Arthur
2 Euripides Alcestis
3 Eliot, T.S. Murder in the Cathedral
4 Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina
5 Hardy, Thomas Jude the Obscure
6 Gaskell, Elisabeth North and South
7 Thackeray, William M. Vanity Fair
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
House of Seven Gables
Wilder, Thornton
Our Town


  1. So excited for you. You have plenty books that I remember fondly. And I have several of these on my CC II list also like #1, #27, all the Dickens, etc. Good luck!

    1. Thanks Ruth, good luck to you too.
      You have all the Dickens too in your list? It would be fun if we can read them together, then... :)

    2. I should rephrase that: I have Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield left, and I have to finish Pickwick Papers. As you can see, I am avoiding them b/c of the SIZE; but I could certainly use some encouragement.

  2. hi ,fanda i hope you will fine and shine the thing is that i have studied your written short summary of the thomas hardy the three strangers and realy enjoyed it in a eassayist way and got well understood of it so for this reward i have no words how to thank you.beside this i need further your help in regarding my studies then what should i do for that.

    1. Hello Sanaullah.. thank you for visiting my blog and reading my posts.
      I'm glad my review has been useful to you.
      Of course I'll be glad to help if I can. :)

  3. I just signed up for the Classics Club. I will begin December 1, 2017. I like your list. We have a few of the same titles listed. I can't wait to get started

    1. Hi Janet, so very sorry... I just saw your comment only today.
      Anyway, welcome on board The Classics Club, it's really fun. Good luck with your classics! :)


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