Classics Challenge

Classics Conquest

I’ve joined The Classics Club! I’ve compiled a list of classics I’d like to read and review by June 21, 2018. (That gives me five years!)

I encourage you to check out The Classics Club and join the challenge yourself, if you’d like. You decide what you’d like to read — I’ve tried to include a lot of classics written by people of color and by women, because sometimes I do get tired of white guys. (Sorry, Mr. Dickens. I still love you!)

So, without further ado, here is my list:


Adams, Richard. Watership Down.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary.
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
Herbert, Frank. Dune.
Hugo, Victor. Les Miserables.
King, Stephen. The Shining.
Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye.
Salinger, J.D. Franny and Zooey.


Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart.
Alighieri, Dante. The Inferno.
Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot.
Camus, Albert. The Stranger.
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening.
Collins, Wilkie. The Woman in White.
Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov.
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man.
Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury.
Gearheart, Sally Miller. The Wanderground.
Heller, Joseph. Catch-22.
Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Hitler, Adolf. Mein Kampf. (Here I’d like to assure everyone that I am not a Nazi.)
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Jackson, Shirley. The Haunting of Hill House.
James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw.
Kerouac, Jack. On the Road.
Lessing, Doris. The Golden Notebook.
Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz.
Lewis, C.S. The Magician’s Nephew.
Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Lewis, C.S. The Horse and His Boy.
Lewis, C.S. Prince Caspian.
Lewis, C.S. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Lewis, C.S. The Silver Chair.
Lewis, C.S. The Last Battle.
London, Jack. The Call of the Wild.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Miller, Isabel. Patience & Sarah.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved.
O’Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried.
Orwell, George. 1984.
Potok, Chaim. My Name is Asher Lev.
Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged.
Sayers, Peig. Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island
Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle.
Steinbeck, John. East of Eden.
Stoker, Bram. Dracula.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Thackeray, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair.
Tolstoy, Lev. War and Peace.
Verne, Jules. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Wharton, Edith. Ethan Frome.
Wharton, Edith. House of Mirth.
Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
Woolf, Virginia. Orlando.
Woolf, Virginia. To the Lighthouse.


8 thoughts on “Classics Challenge”

    1. Oh gosh, I didn’t realize. Thanks for letting me know! Guess I just really want to read The Sound and the Fury, haha. I’ll swap one of them out. 🙂

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