75 Classics in 5 Years

I've joined the Classics Club Challenge.  My goal is to complete 75 classics in 5 years, by March 24, 2017.  Here's the list I hope to complete.  Books in blue are from the TBR shelves;  and those I've reviewed on the blog have links included. 

Books completed: 70/75

  1. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis 1/29/16
  2. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen  10/18/12
  3. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte 06/24/12
  4. Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck 05/16/12
  5. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather  02/05/14
  6. My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather 7/14/13
  7. One of Ours by Willa Cather 12/16/15
  8. Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather 05/15/15
  9. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather  08/27/12
  10. Armadale by Wilkie Collins 02/15/16
  11. No Name by Wilkie Collins 9/5/15
  12. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens  10/13/12
  13. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens 8/28/18
  14. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens  12/29/13
  15. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens  5/24/12
  16. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens 3/1/15
  17. The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas 12/26/16
  18. Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert 12/29/14
  19. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 10/27/15
  20. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell 5/26/15
  21. Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell 10/09/15
  22. New Grub Street by George Gissing 3/20/16
  23. The Odd Women by George Gissing  7/24/12
  24. I, Claudius by Robert Graves  12/17/14
  25. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy 12/21/15
  26. The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hacek 8/24/13
  27. A Bell for Adano by John Hersey  8/17/12
  28. South Riding by Winifred Holtby  4/13/12
  29. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  30. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 9/29/12
  31. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  32. Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome 6/7/12
  33. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence  6/15/13
  34. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis 9/23/16
  35. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  36. Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham 2/20/15
  37. Theater by W. Somerset Maugham  6/9/13
  38. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant 10/20/14
  39. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville 7/27/14
  40. Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant 2/1/14
  41. The Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow by Margaret Oliphant  2/27/13
  42. A Dance to the Music of Time (First Movement) by Anthony Powell
  43. Giants in the Earth by A. E. Rolvaag  7/9/13
  44. The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West  8/31/14
  45. East of Eden by John Steinbeck  7/29/12
  46. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck  5/19/14
  47. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck 12/31/14
  48. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck  7/18/12
  49. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson  6/24/12
  50. Saplings by Noel Streatfield  11/11/12
  51. The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki  4/25/13
  52. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
  53. Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope  11/10/14
  54. Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope  10/13/14
  55. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope  6/15/13
  56. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope 5/9/15
  57. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope  3/30/12
  58. He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope  3/3/14
  59. The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope  1/25/13
  60. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope  7/17/13
  61. Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope 10/11/13
  62. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope  8/07/14
  63. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope  9/17/12
  64. Kipps by H. G. Wells  12/4/13
  65. Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty 5/10/12
  66. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West 4/03/12
  67. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West 2/6/13
  68. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton 1/16/14
  69. The New York Stories of Edith Wharton 8/02/13
  70. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton 5/20/15
  71. L'Assommoir (The Drinking Den) by Emile Zola 7/07/12
  72. The Earth by Emile Zola  12/16/13
  73. The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola  6/29/13
  74. The Masterpiece by Emile Zola  4/17/13
  75. Nana by Emile Zola  8/10/14


  1. Hi! Please delete this comment if you dislike the link, but I wanted to suggest you do a Personal Canon list. It's going around! I've suggested it to some favorite bloggers on Twitter, but I don't see you on Twitter. I'd love to see your canon, and they're quite fun to write. The idea is to capture not just your favorite reads, but the ones that have deeply impacted you, that you could feel yourself inclining to revisit again and again. I believe someone suggested the list could be viewed as the ones you'd have to bring with you if you were bound for a deserted island. (Although, I'm not sure how you'd have the time to go collect said books, if headed for a deserted island.)

  2. Wow, this is an impressive list! I definitely want to read more classics,