Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Classics Book List

I've read several of these before. My rule is that I cannot have read the book within the last 20 years.


  1. A Backward Glance, Edith Wharton
  2. Ghost Stories, Edith Wharton
  3. The Warden, Anthony Trollope
  4. Barchester Towers, Anthony Trollope
  5. First Love, Ivan Turgenev
  6. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  7. Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte
  8. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  9. Lady Audley's Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  10. Villette, Charlotte Bronte
  11. The Good Earth, Pearl Buck
  12. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  13. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
  14. Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens
  15. Nicholas Nickelby, Charles Dickens
  16. Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  17. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
  18. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
  19. Clarissa, Samuel Richardson
  20. Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
  21. The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
  22. The Mysteries of Udolpho, Anne Radcliffe
  23. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevesky
  24. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevesky
  25. Excellent Women, Barbara Pym
  26. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  27. The Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath
  28. Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser
  29. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot
  30. Castle Rackrent, Maria Edgeworth
  31. The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
  32. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  33. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
  34. Fidelity, Susan Glaspell
  35. Brighton Rock, Graham Greene
  36. The Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene
  37. Far from The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
  38. Lady Chatterly's Lover, D.H. Lawrence
  39. The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
  40. The Aspern Papers, Henry James
  41. Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  42. The Wings of the Dove, Henry James
  43. Catch 22, Joseph Heller
  44. The Man in the Iron Mask, Alexandre Dumas
  45. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  46. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, David Eggers
  47. The Stand, Stephen King
  48. Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
  49. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
  50. A Walker in the City, Alfred Kazin
  51. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, Mary McCarthy
  52. Stop-Time, Frank Conroy
  53. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey

2 comments:

Keith said...

6 of them. That's all I've read. I should make another pass and count how many I haven't even heard of. Lots. Good luck.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I just read The Stand for the first time this year and was shocked by how much I liked it. Great list! - Melissa