An evolving list of classics I’m reading for the Classics Club Challenge. Only limit is they cannot be younger than 25 years at the time of reading.

So for 2019, I can read books published no later than 1994. I plan on reading these in five years, aiming to complete the list on December 31, 2024.

The List by Author

  1. Abbott, Edwin: Flatland
  2. Alcott, Louisa May: Jo’s Boys
  3. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Men
  4. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
  5. Allende, Isabel: The House of the Spirits
  6. Allende, Isabel: Stories of Eva Luna
  7. Anonymous: Beowulf
  8. Anonymous: One Thousand and One Nights
  9. Apuleius, Lucius:  The Golden Ass
  10. Aristophanes: Lysistrata
  11. Aristophanes: The Frogs
  12. Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  13. Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen): Out of Africa
  14. Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Lady Audley’s Secret
  15. Brontë, Anne: Agnes Grey
  16. Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  17. Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
  18. Brontë, Charlotte: The Professor
  19. Brontë, Charlotte: Shirley
  20. Brontë, Charlotte: Villette
  21. Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights
  22. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Lady of Quality
  23. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Little Princess
  24. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Making of a Marchioness
  25. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  26. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Head of the House of Coombe
  27. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: Robin
  28. Butler, Octavia: Kindred
  29. Cavendish, Margaret: The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World
  30. Colette: Chéri
  31. de Laclos, Choderlos: Dangerous Liaisons
  32. de Pizan, Christine: The Book of the City of Ladies
  33. Dickenson, Emily: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  34. Frank, Anne: The Diary of Anne Frank
  35. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford
  36. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Mary Barton
  37. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
  38. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Sylvia’s Lovers
  39. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Wives and Daughters
  40. Gibbons, Stella: Cold Comfort Farm
  41. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: Herland
  42. Goldman, William: The Princess Bride
  43. Gordon, Lucie Duff: Letters from Egypt
  44. Hamilton, Edith: Mythology
  45. Hammett, Dashiell: The Thin Man
  46. Hellman, Lillian: The Little Foxes
  47. Highsmith, Patricia: The Price of Salt (Carol)
  48. Highsmith, Patricia: The Talented Mr. Ripley
  49. Keller, Helen: The Story of My Life
  50. Le Guin, Ursula K.: The Dispossessed
  51. Le Guin, Ursula K.: The Left Hand of Darkness
  52. Lessing, Doris: The Golden Notebook
  53. Lindsay, Joan: Picnic at Hanging Rock
  54. Lofting, Hugh: Doctor Doolittle
  55. Markham, Beryl: West with the Night (initially published in 1942)
  56. Millay, Edna St. Vincent: Collected Poems
  57. Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind
  58. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables
  59. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Avonlea
  60. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of the Island
  61. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Windy Poplars
  62. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne’s House of Dreams
  63. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Ingleside
  64. Montgomery, L.M.: Rainbow Valley
  65. Montgomery, L.M.: Rilla of Ingleside
  66. Montgomery, L.M.: Chronicles of Avonlea
  67. Montgomery, L.M.: Further Chronicles of Avonlea
  68. O’Connor, Flannery: Everything that Rises Must Converge
  69. O’Connor, Flannery: A Good Man is Hard to Find
  70. O’Connor, Flannery: Wise Blood
  71. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel
  72. Pizan, Christine: The City of Ladies
  73. Plath, Sylvia: Ariel
  74. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  75. Plath, Sylvia: The Journals of Sylvia Plath
  76. Poe, Edgar Allan: Collected Stories and Poems
  77. Pyle, Howard: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  78. Pyle, Howard: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
  79. Pym, Barbara: Excellent Women
  80. Radcliffe, Anne: The Italian
  81. Radcliffe, Anne: The Mysteries of Udolpho
  82. Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
  83. Rossetti, Christina: The Goblin Market and Other Poems
  84. Rossetti, Christina: In the Bleak Midwinter
  85. Sappho: Poems
  86. Sand, George: Consuelo
  87. Schreiner, Olive: The Story of an African Farm
  88. Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe
  89. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  90. Shelley, Mary: The Last Man
  91. Shikibu, Murasaki: The Tale of Genji
  92. Shonagon, Sei: The Pillow Book
  93. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
  94. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers Midway
  95. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers Abroad
  96. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers and Their Friends
  97. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers Grown Up
  98. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers: Phronsie Pepper
  99. Spark, Muriel: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  100. Tennyson, Alfred: Idylls of the King
  101. Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit
  102. Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings
  103. Truth, Sojourner: Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  104. Watson, Winifred: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  105. Webster, Jean: Daddy-Long-Legs
  106. Webster, Jean: Dear Enemy
  107. Wharton, Edith: A Backward Glance-Autobiography
  108. Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
  109. Wharton, Edith: The Buccaneers
  110. Wharton, Edith: The Custom of the Country
  111. Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome
  112. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
  113. Wharton, Edith: Madame de Treymes
  114. Wharton, Edith: Roman Fever
  115. Wharton, Edith: Sanctuary
  116. Wharton, Edith: Stories of Old New York
  117. Wharton, Edith: Summer
  118. White, T.H.: The Once and Future King
  119. Wollstonecraft, Mary: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  120. Woolf, Virginia: Jacob’s Room
  121. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
  122. Woolf, Virginia: Orlando
  123. Woolf, Virginia: A Room of One’s Own
  124. Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse