In Which I Join The Classics Club

I discovered The Classics Club via some kind of internet wandering probably a year or so ago, and thought about joining and promptly didn't. But I've been wanting to get more involved in the larger book blogging community for a long time and considering the goals of the broader Two Hectobooks project, joining The Classics Club fits right in.

WTF is The Classics Club?

A group of people who love classics and/or want to read more of them. More specifically, club members commit to reading 50+ classics in at most five years.

What end date will I aim for?

Well, we all know how ambitious I can be and how utterly I can fail at said ambitions. Hence I will give myself the most possible time and aim for October 23, 2022. Ack.

What is a classic?

I hope to get into this more in a post next month, but for the purposes of this particular challenge, I'm going to define a classic as any book that's older than I am.

What am I going to read?

Probably mostly List books (but I'm going to be realistic and not include all of the remaining ones). If you take a spin through the items below, you'll notice that quite a few of them are classic sf. I've alphabetized everything and bolded List books.
  1. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  2. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
  3. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
  6. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  7. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  8. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  9. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  10. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  11. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  12. U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos
  13. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  14. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  15. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  16. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  17. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  18. The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T. Farrell
  19. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  20. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  21. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  22. Thursday's Children by Rumer Godden
  23. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  24. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  25. Roots by Alex Haley
  26. Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
  27. Three Cheers for Me by Donald Jack
  28. The Ambassadors by Henry James
  29. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  30. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  31. The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem
  32. The Stream of Life by Clarice Lispector
  33. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  34. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  35. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  36. Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
  37. 1984 by George Orwell
  38. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  39. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  40. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
  41. The Doomed City by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  42. Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  43. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  44. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
  45. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  46. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
  47. My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
  48. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  49. Native Son by Richard Wright
  50. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

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