I’ve been quietly following The Classics Club blog for some time now wishing I could join but scared of making the commitment. As per the rules, I need to commit to a minimum of 50 classic books in 5 years!!! I am unable to plan for the next 5 days properly, how on earth can I make a commitment for 5 years?

Then I went over my list of books I have read this past year, and then I read the list of books on The Classics Club page and realized…hey, I am already reading these. How hard is it to actually publish the list of books you anyway plan to read.

So, here we go…here is my very ambitious list of 50 classic books that I plan to read from now till 2017.

What do you think of the list? Do you have any suggestions on books that I can add to the list? Have you read the books on this list? Any thoughts/comments on these?

And if I am inspiring you to join up the Classics Club, please do let me know…it would be great to embark on this reading journey together 🙂

  1. Adams, Richard: Watership Down
  2. Alcott, Louisa May: Jo’s Boys
  3. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Men
  4. Anderson, Sherwood: Winesburg, Ohio
  5. Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  6. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  7. Austen, Jane: Sandition
  8. Austen, Jane: The Watsons
  9. Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
  10. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  11. Bennett, Alan: The Uncommon Reader
  12. Bradbury, Ray: The Martian Chronicles
  13. Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Lady Audley’s Secret
  14. Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey
  15. Bronte, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  16. Bulgakov, Mikhail: The Master and Margarita
  17. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Little Princess
  18. Camus, Albert: Stranger
  19. Cather, Willa: Death Comes for the Archbishop
  20. Cather, Willa: My Antonia
  21. Dante: The Divine Comedy
  22. De Saint-Exupery, Antonie: The Little Prince
  23. deCervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
  24. Dickens, Charles: The Pickwick Papers
  25. Douglass, Frederick: A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  26. Dumas, Alexandre: The Vicomte de Bragelonne
  27. Ellison, Ralph: The Invisible Man
  28. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Beautiful and Damned
  29. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: This Side of Paradise
  30. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary
  31. Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd
  32. Hemingway, Ernest: Death in the Afternoon
  33. Hemingway, Ernest: Islands in the Stream
  34. Hemingway, Ernest: To Have and to Have Not
  35. Hesse, Hermann: Siddhartha
  36. Ibsen, Henrick: Doll’s House
  37. Irving, Washington: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  38. James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
  39. James, Henry: Washington Square
  40. Juster, Norton: The Phantom Tollbooth
  41. Kipling, Rudyard: Captains Courageous
  42. le Carré, John: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  43. le Carré, John: The Spy who came in from the cold
  44. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  45. Morrison, Toni: Beloved
  46. Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye
  47. Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
  48. Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
  49. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
  50. Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse

I hope that by 2017, all the books in the above list have turned to links to my reviews 😀