Classics Club

I joined the Classics Club!
Read more about the thought process behind this list here.
Got started: March 2014
Expected end date: March 2019
Currently reading: An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (1925) and Ubik by Philip K. Dick (1969)


List arranged by title

  1. The adventures & memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)Reviewed 23 December 2015
  2. All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy (1992)
  3. An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (1925)
  4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1878)
  5. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (1908) *Reviewed 9 July 2016
  6. Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne (1873)
  7. The awakening by Kate Chopin (1899)Reviewed 2 July 2016
  8. Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft (1928)
  9. Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1960)
  10. Cat’s cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963)
  11. The chocolate war by Robert Cormier (1974)
  12. Clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess (1962)
  13. The color purple by Alice Walker (1982)Reviewed 5 February 2017
  14. Cosmos by Carl Sagan (1980)
  15. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846)Reviewed 7 November 2015
  16. The death of the heart by Elizabeth Bowen (1938)
  17. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (1968) *Reviewed 13 July 2014
  18. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952)Reviewed 29 January 2017
  19. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1951)Reviewed 29 January 2016
  20. The French lieutenant’s woman by John Fowles (1969)
  21. The golden compass by Philip Pullman (1995)
  22. Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936) *Reviewed 19 June 2016
  23. I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou (1969)
  24. In the shadow of man by Jane Goodall (1971) — Reviewed 26 March 2016
  25. The life and adventures of Santa Clause by L. Frank Baum (1902) — Reviewed 23 December 2016
  26. The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943)Reviewed 21 November 2015
  27. Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore (1869)Reviewed 10 May 2015
  28. The Martian chronicles by Ray Bradbury (1950)Reviewed 24 September 2016
  29. The merry adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (1883) * — Reviewed 22 December 2016
  30. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871)Abandoned; replaced with East of Eden
  31. Morte D’Urban by J.F. Powers (1962)
  32. A moveable feast by Ernest Hemingway (1964)
  33. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)
  34. Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)
  35. North and south by Elizabeth Gaskell (1855)Reviewed 1 June 2014
  36. The once and future king by T.H. White (1958) * — Reviewed 9 December 2016
  37. The outsiders by S.E. Hinton (1967)
  38. Passing by Nella Larsen (1929)
  39. The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)Reviewed 19 April 2017
  40. The silent world by Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1953)
  41. Snow crash by Neal Stephenson (1992)
  42. Stranger in a strange land by Robert A. Heinlein (1961)
  43. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (1891)Reviewed 30 November 2014
  44. Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)
  45. The time machine by H.G. Wells (1895)
  46. Ubik by Philip K. Dick (1969)
  47. Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1839)Reviewed 9 October 2016
  48. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (1966)Reviewed 17 September 2016
  49. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (1968)Reviewed 2 July 2014
  50. Wizard’s first rule by Terry Goodkind (1994)Reviewed 13 February 2016
  51. The yellow wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1892)Reviewed 6 February 2016

Legend, for my own sanity:
Blue – Nonfiction 
Green – SF/F 
Purple – YA or Juvenile 
Red – 20th century 
Pink – pre-20th century
* Re-read


List arranged by time period

19th century

1839 — Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
1846 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
1855 — North and south by Elizabeth Gaskell
1869 — Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
1873 — Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne
1878 — Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
1883 — The merry adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
1890 — The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
1891 — Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
1892 — The yellow wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
1892 — The adventures and memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
1895 — The time machine by H. G. Wells
1899 — The awakening by Kate Chopin

Early 20th century

1902 — The life and adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
1908 — Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
1925 — An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
1925 — Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
1928 — Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
1929 — Passing by Nella Larsen
1936 — Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell
1937 — Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
1938 — The death of the heart by Elizabeth Bowen

Middle 20th century

1943 — The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
1950 — The Martian chronicles by Ray Bradbury
1951 — Foundation by Isaac Asimov
1952 — East of Eden by John Steinbeck
1953 — The silent world by Jacques-Yves Cousteau
1958 — The once and future king by T. H. White
1960 — Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
1961 — Stranger in a strange land by Robert A. Heinlein
1962 — Clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess
1962 — Morte d’Urban by J. F. Powers
1963 — Cat’s cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
1964 — A moveable feast by Ernest Hemingway
1966 — Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
1967 — The outsiders by S. E. Hinton
1968 — Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
1968 — A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
1969 — The french lieutenant’s woman by John Fowles
1969 — I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
1969 — Ubik by Philip K. Dick

Late 20th century

1971 — In the shadow of man by Jane Goodall
1974 — The chocolate war by Robert Cormier
1980 — Cosmos by Carl Sagan
1982 — The color purple by Alice Walker
1984 — Neuromancer by William Gibson
1992 — All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy
1992 — Snow crash by Neal Stephenson
1994 — Wizard’s first rule by Terry Goodkind
1995 — The golden compass by Philip Pullman


List arranged by geographic origin

North America

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (Canada)

New England and Mid-Atlantic
Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft (Rhode Island)
The chocolate war by Robert Cormier (Massachusetts)
Cosmos by Carl Sagan (New York)
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (New York)
Foundation by Isaac Asimov (New York)
The life and adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum (New York)
The merry adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (Delaware)
Passing by Nella Larsen (New York)
Wizard’s first rule by Terry Goodkind (Maine)
The yellow wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Rhode Island)

Midwest
An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (Indiana)
Cat’s cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (Indiana)
Morte d’Urban by J. F. Powers (Illinois)

Southern
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy (Tennessee)
The awakening by Kate Chopin (Louisiana)
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (Florida)
The color purple by Alice Walker (Georgia)
Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell (Georgia)
I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou (Arkansas)
Neuromancer by William Gibson (Virginia)
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Florida)

Western
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (California)
The Martian chronicles by Ray Bradbury (California)
The outsiders by S. E. Hinton (Oklahoma)
Snow crash by Neal Stephenson (Washington)
Stranger in a strange land by Robert A. Heinlein (California)
Ubik by Philip K. Dick (California)
A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Oregon)

Britain and Ireland

The adventures and memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (Scotland)
Clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess (England)
The death of the heart by Elizabeth Bowen (Ireland)
The French lieutenant’s woman by John Fowles (England)
The golden compass by Philip Pullman (England)
In the shadow of Man by Jane Goodall (England)
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore (England)
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (England)
North and south by Elizabeth Gaskell (England)
The once and future king by T. H. White (England)
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Ireland)
Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (England)
The time machine by H. G. Wells (England)
Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (England)
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (England)

Europe

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Russia)
Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne (France)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (France)
The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (France)
A moveable feast by Ernest Hemingway (France)
The silent world by Jacques-Yves Cousteau (France)