The Classics Club

The Classics Club readers commit to read and blog about at least 50 classics over the next five years.

“The Classics Club was started on March 7, 2012 by a blogger who wanted to see more people posting about classics literature in the blogosphere. Her goal was to, “unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.” She thought about several ideas but finally settled on inviting people to make out a list of (at least 50) classic titles they intend to read and blog about within the next five years.” Here.

Here is my reading list! Some of the books will be rereads for me. I will update this page as I go along.

Start Date: 07.02.2016
End Date: 07.02.2021
Books read so far: 77/150

  1. The Abyss, Marguerite Yourcenar
  2. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton ✓
  3. Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë ✓
  4. Angel, Elizabeth Taylor ✓
  5. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery ✓
  6. Around the World in 72 Days, Nellie Bly ✓
  7. Aurora Leigh, by Elizabet Barret Browning (1856) ✓
  8. The Awakening, Kate Chopin ✓
  9. Belinda, Maria Edgeworth ✓
  10. Belinda, Rhoda Broughton ✓
  11. The Bell, Iris Murdoch ✓
  12. The Beth Book by Sarah Grand (1897) ✓
  13. The Black Lake, Hella Haassee ✓
  14. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
  15. Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden ✓
  16. The Blazing World and Other Writings, Margaret Cavendish
  17. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays, Mary McCarthy
  18. The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pisan
  19. Camille and Madeleine (Fleurville #2), by Comtesse de Ségur
  20. Cassandra at the Wedding, by Dorothy Baker (1962) ✓
  21. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, by Julia Strachey
  22. Cluny Brown, Margery Sharp ✓
  23. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons ✓
  24. The Collected Short Stories, Eudora Welty
  25. The Collected Prose, Elisabeth Bishop
  26. The Complete Stories, Dorothy Parker
  27. Columbella, by Phyllis A. Whitney
  28. The Coquette, Hannah Webster Foster
  29. The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896) ✓
  30. The Death of the Heart, by Elizabeth Bowen ✓
  31. Deborah, by Esther Kreitman ✓
  32. Diary of a Provincial Lady, by E. M. Delafield (1930) ✓
  33. The Door, by Magda Szabó ✓
  34. The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West  ✓
  35. Emmeline by Charlotte Turner Smith ✓
  36. The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim ✓
  37. Eva Trout, by Elizabeth Bowen ✓
  38. Evelina by Fanny Burney ✓
  39. Excellent Women, Barbara Pym ✓
  40. The Exiles Return, by Elisabeth de Waal
  41. Fanny Herself, Edna Ferber
  42. Fantomina and Other Works, Eliza Haywood
  43. The Far Cry by Emma Smith
  44. The Female Quixote: or, the Adventures of Arabella, by Charlotte Lennox
  45. Fidelity by Susan Glaspell ✓
  46. The Fire-Dwellers, by Margaret Laurence ✓
  47. The Forgotten Smile, by Margaret Kennedy ✓
  48. Four Frightened People, by E. Arnot Robertson
  49. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley ✓
  50. Frost in May, by Antonia White ✓
  51. A Game of Hide and Seek, by Elizabeth Taylor ✓
  52. Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti (1862) ✓
  53. Good Daughters, Mary Hocking ✓
  54. Gothic Tales, by Elizabeth Gaskell, edited by Laura Kranzler (2000) ✓
  55. The Group, by Mary McCarthy
  56. The Hearing Trumpet, by Leonora Carrington
  57. Her, by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) ✓
  58. Hester, by Margaret Oliphant ✓
  59. The Holiday by Stevie Smith
  60. The Holidays (Fleurville #3), by Comtesse de Ségur
  61. The Home-Maker, Dorothy Canfield Fisher ✓
  62. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
  63. Ideala: A Study from Life, Sarah Grand (1888)
  64. If Not, Winter: fragments of Sappho, translated by Anne Carson ✓
  65. I’m Not Complaining, by Ruth Adam
  66. Invisible Links, by Selma Lagerlöf, tr. Pauline Bancroft Flach (1899. Original: Osynliga länkar,1894) ✓
  67. Invitation to the Waltz, by Rosamond Lehmann ✓
  68. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte ✓
  69. Journal of a Solitude, May Sarton
  70. The Keepers of the House, Shirley Ann Grau
  71. Kristin Lavransdattir (I, II, III), by Sigrid Undset
  72. Lavinia, George Sand ✓
  73. The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katherine Green (1878)
  74. Letty Fox: Her Luck by Christina Stead
  75. Lolly Willowes, by Sylvia Townsend Warner (1926) ✓
  76. The Love-Child by Edith Olivier ✓
  77. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
  78. The Making of Americans, Gertrude Stein
  79. Marcella, Mary Augusta Ward
  80. Mariana, by Monica Dickens ✓
  81. Marriage by Susan Ferrier
  82. Mathilda, Mary Shelley ✓
  83. Middlemarch, George Eliot ✓
  84. The Mighty and Their Fall, Ivy Compton-Burnett
  85. The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1862) ✓
  86. Moths, Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé)
  87. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, by Elizabeth Taylor
  88. My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier ✓
  89. The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
  90. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell (1854 – 1855) ✓
  91. Olivia, by Olivia (Dorothy Bussy, née Strachey) ✓
  92. One Way of Love, Gamel Woolsey ✓
  93. Orlando, by Virginia Woolf ✓
  94. The Outward Room, by Millen Brand
  95. Pale Horse, Pale Rider, by Katherine Anne Porter ✓
  96. Peony, Pearl S. Buck
  97. The Persimmon Tree, by Marjorie Barnard
  98. A Pin To See The Peepshow, by F. Tennyson Jesse
  99. Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump #1), by Astrid Lindgren
  100. The Play Room, by Olivia Manning
  101. Pointed Roofs, by Dorothy Richardson ✓
  102. Precious Bane, Mary Webb
  103. The Princess of Clèves, by Madame de Lafayette (Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette)
  104. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark ✓
  105. The Pure and the Impure, Colette ✓
  106. Quicksand, Nella Larsen ✓
  107. The Real Charlotte, Edith Somerville (1894)
  108. Red Pottage, Mary Cholmondeley
  109. The Rose Garden: Short Stories, Maeve Brennan
  110. The Rover, Aphra Behn ✓
  111. The Salzburg Tales, Christina Stead
  112. Saraband, by Eliot Bliss
  113. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  114. Selected Poems, by Marina Tsvetaeva
  115. Shadows on the grass, Karen Blixen
  116. The Sheltered Life, Ellen Glasgow
  117. A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbold
  118. The Simple Truth, Elizabeth Hardwick ✓
  119. Smoke and Other Early Stories, Djuna Barnes ✓
  120. Sofia Petrovna, by Lydia Chukovskaya ✓
  121. Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple ✓
  122. Sophie’s Misfortunes (Fleurville #1), by Comtesse de Ségur
  123. Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz: Selected Works, Juana Inés de la Cruz (tr. Edith Grossman) ✓
  124. South Riding, by Winifred Holtby
  125. Spinster, by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  126. The Story of a Modern Woman, by Ella Hepworth Dixon (1894)
  127. The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller
  128. The Street, Ann Petry ✓
  129. Suite française, Irène Némirovsky ✓
  130. The Sundial, Shirley Jackson ✓
  131. The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu
  132. Tea at Four o’Clock, by Janet McNeill ✓
  133. There Were No Windows, by Norah Hoult ✓
  134. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow – M. Barnard Eldershaw
  135. The Tortoise and the Hare, Elizabeth Jenkins
  136. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn , Betty Smith
  137. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe ✓
  138. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  139. The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall ✓
  140. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys ✓
  141. Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell
  142. The Wild Swan, Margaret Kennedy
  143. Wired Love, Ella Cheever Thayer
  144. Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor ✓
  145. Women Against Men by Storm Jameson
  146. The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg
  147. The World My Wilderness by Rose Macaulay ✓
  148. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë ✓
  149. Year Before Last, by Kay Boyle
  150. The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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