The Classics Club 2016-2020

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

Seeing so many co-bookbloggers doing this, and considering the number of classics in my TBR, I succumbed!

I’m giving myself 5 years. Here is what I plan to read – click on the titles in blue and bold to access my reviews.
In green: titles read, not yet reviewed

  1. Le temps retrouvé, by Marcel Proust
  2. Inferno, by Dante Alighieri
  3. Purgatorio, by Dante Alighieri
  4. Paradiso, by Dante Alighieri
  5. L’étranger, by Albert Camus (re-read)  in connection with this book
  6. The Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  7. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
  8. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
  9. The Secret of the Old Clock, by Carolyn Keene
  10. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
  11. The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
  12. The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
  13. Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome
  14. La vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Perec
  15. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  16. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  18. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  19. My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier
  20. Paradise Lost, by John Milton
  21. Paradise Regained, by John Milton
  22. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
  23. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  24. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  25. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  26. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
  27. Moderato Cantabile, by Marguerite Duras
  28. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  29. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  30. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  31. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  32. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  33. Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
  34. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  35. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  36. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  37. Satantango, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  38. We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  39. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
  40. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  41. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  42. Le dictionnaires des idées reçues, by Gustave Flaubert
  43. The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole
  44. North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  45. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  46. Xingu, by Edith Wharton
  47. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
  48. The Dream  of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
  49. Kusamakura, by Natsume Soseki
  50. Portrait of a Murderer, by Anne Meredith

= 32/50 so far

Between 2016-2020, I also read these classics:

51. The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis
52. The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson
53. A Study in Scarlet, by Arthur Conan Doyle
54. The Sign of Four, by Arthur Conan Doyle
55. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
56. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
57. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
58. The Valley of Fear, by Arthur Conan Doyle
59. His Last Bow, by Arthur Conan Doyle
60. Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
61. The Golden Key, by George MacDonald
62. The Master Key, by Togawa
63. The Lady Killer, by Togawa
64. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric
65. The Trumpet of the Swan, by E. B. White
66. Le Mystère de la chambe jaune, by Gaston Leroux – currently listening to

= 15 titles.
So total so far: 32 + 15 = 47

On Feb 2/9/2019. I heard from Deb, one of the monitors, that I could count towards my 50 goal, the titles that were not on my original list.
I guess it makes sense, as the ultimate goal is to read 50 classics.

So now, I just need 3 to go, among these – and I will put the ones left on my new round of 50!:

  1. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
  2. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  3. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  5. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  6. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  7. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  8. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  9. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  10. Satantango, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  11. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  12. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  13. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  14. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
  15. The Dream  of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
  16. Kusamakura, by Natsume Soseki

Club hashtags on Twitter:

OUT OF THESE 50/65,
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?

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81 thoughts on “The Classics Club 2016-2020

  1. Fascinating choices and quite ambitious, even for five years. By a quick count, I’ve read 17 of them. I love the mix of genres, old and new, and the international reach. So glad you liked The Woman in White enough to read The Moonstone. The detective is such an important literary ancestor of today’s crime solvers. And Collins crafts his novels so well!

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  2. This is the most ‘classicy’ of the lists I’ve seen (which means I’ve read more than 20 of them) but it’s also peppered with some great genre classics. Overall it looks challenging but a lot of fun!

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  4. This is a great mix of books! And Charlotte’s Web on there too! I feel like I should reread that as I don’t remember it much now. I’ve read 6 on your list, but hopefully I’ll have read more when I make progress on my list! 🙂

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    • Ah, thanks! So now I have added a link to it on the post itself, which I should have done in the first place. I’m also already considering what will be my next list… That’s bordering addiction…

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