Reading the Classics

I don’t usually participate in reading challenges, because I rarely complete them. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to read as many classics as I can in the next couple of years. And the reason for this is simple: if I don’t do it know, when am I going to? When I’m overloaded with work or have children? So, my self-imposed reading challenge for this year is to read at least 6 books from the list below. I’ve read a few of them already (they are marked with a strike), and let’s see if I can read some more. I eagerly encourage you to give me some suggestions to improve my list!

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (last re-read 2012)
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (2012)
5. Dracula, Bram Stoker (2012)
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne (2013)
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell (2010)
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis (2011)
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë (2013)
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë (2011)
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (2010)
15. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
16. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
23. The Stranger, Albert Camus
24. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
25. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (2013)
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (2013)
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
34. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway (2013)
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen (2010)
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
41. Anne Of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald (2011)
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. The Island of Dr. Moreau, H. G. Wells
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell (2012)
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank (2001)
49. The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
50. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, H. P. Lovecraft
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D. H. Lawerence
53. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen (2012)
57. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
58. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
59. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Brönte
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
62. The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu
63. The Physician, Noah Gordon
64. The Once and Future King, T. H. White
65. The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
66. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
69. Ulysses, James Joyce
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding (2013)
71. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo
72. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
73. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
74. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
76. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
77. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
78. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
79. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
80. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
81. The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
82. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
83. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
84. The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
85. Bright Star, John Keats


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