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 Austen, Jane Persuasion
4 Balzac, Honore de Eugenie Grandet
5 Bronte, Anne The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
6 Bunyan The Pilgrim's Progress
7 Byatt, A.S. Possession
8Camus,AlbertThe Plague
9Cather, WillaO Pioneers!
10 Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
11 Cather, Willa My Antonia
12 Chesterton, G.K. The Innocence of Father Brown
13 Chesterton, G.K. The Man Who Was Thursday
14 Cicero, Marcus Tulius Selected Political Speeches
15 Collins, Wilkie The Woman in White
16 Collins, WilkieThe Moonstone
17 Dickens, Charles Nicholas Nickleby
18 Dickens, Charles Dombey and Son
19 Dickens, Charles Bleak House
20 Dickens, Charles Barnaby Rudge
21 Dickens, CharlesHard Times
22 Dickens, Charles Martin Chuzzlewit
23 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor The Brothers Karamazov
24 Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca
25 Faulkner, William The Sound and the Fury
26 Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Beautiful and Damned
27 Fitzgerald, F. Scott This Side of Paradise
Forster, E.M.
Gaskell, Elizabeth
Howards End
North and South
30 Greene, GrahamThe End of the Affair
31 Hardy, Thomas Return of the Native
32 Hesse, Herman Siddharta
33 Homer The Iliad **
34 Homer The Odyssey **
35 James, Henry The Turn of the Screw
Kesey, Ken
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
McCarthy, Cormac
All the Pretty Horses
38 Miller, Arthur The Crucible
39 Miller, Arthur Death of a Salesman
40 Multatuli Max Havelaar
41 Orwell, George 1984
42 Orwell, George Animal Farm
43 Plato The Republic
44 Radcliffe The Mysteries of Udolpho
45 Shakespeare, William Othello
46 Steinbeck, John East of Eden
47 Steinbeck, John The Cannery Row
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

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! :)

  4. Your CC list is terrific! You inspire me to work on my list. I've fallen behind.


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