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: 55/150

  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, Elizabeth Barret Browning ✓
  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 ✓
  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, E.M. Delafield
  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. Good Daughters, Mary Hocking ✓
  53. Gothic Tales, Elizabeth Gaskel
  54. The Group, by Mary McCarthy
  55. The Hearing Trumpet, by Leonora Carrington
  56. Her, by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) ✓
  57. Hester, Margaret Oliphant
  58. The Holiday by Stevie Smith
  59. The Holidays (Fleurville #3), by Comtesse de Ségur
  60. The Home-Maker, Dorothy Canfield Fisher ✓
  61. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
  62. Ideala: A Study from Life, Sarah Grand
  63. If Not, Winter: fragments of Sappho, translated by Anne Carson ✓
  64. I’m Not Complaining, by Ruth Adam
  65. Invisible Links, by Selma Lagerlöf, tr. Pauline Bancroft Flach (1899. Original: Osynliga länkar,1894) ✓
  66. Invitation to the Waltz, by Rosamond Lehmann ✓
  67. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte ✓
  68. Journal of a Solitude, May Sarton
  69. The Keepers of the House, Shirley Ann Grau
  70. Kristin Lavransdattir (I, II, III), by Sigrid Undset
  71. Lavinia, George Sand ✓
  72. The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katherine Green
  73. Letty Fox: Her Luck by Christina Stead
  74. Lolly Willowes, by Sylvia Townsend Warner (1926) ✓
  75. The Love-Child by Edith Olivier ✓
  76. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
  77. The Making of Americans, Gertrude Stein
  78. Marcella, Mary Augusta Ward
  79. Mariana, by Monica Dickens ✓
  80. Marriage by Susan Ferrier
  81. Mathilda, Mary Shelley ✓
  82. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  83. The Mighty and Their Fall, Ivy Compton-Burnett
  84. The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1862) ✓
  85. Moths, Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé)
  86. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, by Elizabeth Taylor
  87. My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier ✓
  88. The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
  89. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell (1854 – 1855) ✓
  90. Olivia, by Olivia (Dorothy Strachey) ✓
  91. One Way of Love, Gamel Woolsey
  92. Orlando, by Virginia Woolf ✓
  93. Oroonoko, The Rover, and Other Works, Aphra Behn
  94. The Outward Room, by Millen Brand
  95. Peony, Pearl S. Buck
  96. The Persimmon Tree, by Marjorie Barnard
  97. A Pin To See The Peepshow, by F. Tennyson Jesse
  98. Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump #1), by Astrid Lindgren
  99. The Play Room, by Olivia Manning
  100. Pointed Roofs, by Dorothy Richardson ✓
  101. Precious Bane, Mary Webb
  102. The Princess of Clèves, by Madame de Lafayette (Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette)
  103. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark ✓
  104. The Pure and the Impure, Colette ✓
  105. Quicksand, Nella Larsen ✓
  106. The Real Charlotte, Edith Somerville
  107. Red Pottage, Mary Cholmondeley
  108. The Rose Garden: Short Stories, Maeve Brennan
  109. The Salzburg Tales, Christina Stead
  110. Saraband, by Eliot Bliss
  111. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  112. Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti, Christina Rossetti
  113. Selected Poems, by Marina Tsvetaeva
  114. Shadows on the grass, Karen Blixen
  115. The Sheltered Life, Ellen Glasgow
  116. A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbold
  117. The Simple Truth, Elizabeth Hardwick ✓
  118. Smoke and Other Early Stories, Djuna Barnes ✓
  119. Sofia Petrovna, Lydia Chukovskaya
  120. Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple
  121. Sophie’s Misfortunes (Fleurville #1), by Comtesse de Ségur
  122. Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz: Selected Works, Juana Inés de la Cruz (tr. Edith Grossman) ✓
  123. South Riding, by Winifred Holtby
  124. Spinster, by Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  125. Stories, Katherine Anne Porter
  126. The Story of a Modern Woman, by Ella Hepworth Dixon
  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