Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Classics Club

Since the Turn of the Century Challenge collapsed and merged with the Classics Club, I decided to join. The goal is to read at least 50 classics in 5 years (so I need to be finished in August 2018...). Here's my list (which may be subject to change, depending on which books I can get because I'm not going to buy them all).

1. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
2. Don Quixote - Cervantes
3. The Stranger - Albert Camus
4. Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire
5. The Idiot - Fjodor Dostoevski
6. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
7. The Old Man and the See - Ernest Hemingway
8. Ashenden Short Stories - W. S. Maugham (re-read because they're brillant)
9. Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
10. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (I've been meaning to read this for so long now)
11. Medea - Euripides
12. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
13. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
14. Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
15. A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen
16. Lolita -Vladimir Nabokov (re-read)
17. Beloved - Toni Morrison
18. Orlando - Virgina Woolf (re-read, it's been too long)
19. poems - Annette Droste-Hülshof
20. Die Weber - Gerhard Hauptmann
21. Frühlings Erwachen - Franz Wedekind
22. Professor Unrat - Heinrich Mann
23. Das siebente Kreuz - Anna Seghers
24. Justiz - Friedrich Dürrenmatt
25. The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
26. Canticle for Leibovitz - Walter M. Miller
27. The Man in the High Castle - Phillip K Dick
28. Woman on the Edge of Time - Marge Piercy
29. The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
30. The Witness for the Prosecution - Agatha Christie (re-read because I can only remember the movie)
31. Ronja Robber's Daughter - Astrid Lindgren (re-read because...just because)
32. Taran - Lloyd Alexander (re-read, first time in English)
33. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
34. Master and Commander - Patrick O'Brian
35. 39 Steps - John Buchan
36. Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
37. Room with a View - E.M. Forster
38. Uncle Vana - Anton Chekov
39. Kalevala
40. Leben des Galilei - Berthold Brecht
41. Reisebilder (poems) - Heinrich Heine
41. Maria Stuart - Friedrich Schiller
42. The Tempest - William Shakespeare (re-read)
43. poems - Gottfried Benn
44. If This Is A Man - Primo Levi (re-read)
45. Unendliche Geschichte - Michael Ende (re-read)
46. The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing
47. Detective Fiction - E.A. Poe
48. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (re-read)
49. Treasure Island - R. L. Stevenson
50. Julius Caesar - William shakespeare

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