Classics Club

This is my proposed reading list of classics for The Classics Club arranged by date published.

I’ve started this project on 20th March 2018 and my deadline is set as 31st December 2022.

* indicates a proposed re-read
^ indicates a book I’ve previously started but hadn’t finished
strike-through indicates the book has been read (and my review will be linked)

  1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (1814)
  2. Emma by Jane Austen (1816) ^
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818) *
  4. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens (1841)
  5. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
  6. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
  7. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
  8. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850)
  9. Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
  10. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (1853)
  11. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope (1858)
  12. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859) *
  13. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (1862) ^
  14. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1862) *
  15. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (1865)
  16. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens (1865)
  17. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866)
  18. Thérèse Raquin by Emile Zola (1867)
  19. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1867) ^
  20. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (1868) *
  21. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (1874)
  22. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1877) ^
  23. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (1886)
  24. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890) ^
  25. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905)
  26. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster (1905)
  27. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lereux (1910)
  28. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)
  29. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
  30. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1922)
  31. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh (1928)
  32. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh (1930)
  33. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1934)
  34. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell (1938)
  35. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (1939)
  36. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (1945)
  37. Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)
  38. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (1949) ^
  39. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier (1949)
  40. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951)
  41. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)
  42. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier (1957)
  43. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (1957)
  44. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1957)
  45. Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham (1960)
  46. A Murder of Quality by John le Carré (1962)
  47. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré (1963)
  48. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (1964)
  49. The Russia House by John le Carré (1989)
  50. The Night Manager by John le Carré (1993) *