Classics Club Update

Deadline: October 23, 2022
Time Elapsed: 1/5 years (20%)
Books Read: 16/50 (32%)

Well, I have not been a great Classics Club member thus far. Earlier this year, I decided to delete the RSS reader app I had on my phone in order to help with reducing screen time, and therefore I've barely visited the main blog over the last few months. I've also neglected to actually submit most of my review for inclusion on the Classics Club's index of reviews. Argh! That's on the agenda for today.

The year since I announced that I would be joining has really flown by, anyway.

As for my own list of classics, it has evolved since I created it. I've maintained the alphabetical order that I started with. I've put an asterisk in brackets next to items that have been added since the original. There's a strike through books I've finished reading. Top 100 books are still bold. Here you go:
  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. (*) The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
  6. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
  7. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  8. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  9. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  10. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  11. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  12. (*) If on a winter's night a traveller by Italo Calvino (NB: Review to come!)
  13. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  14. U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos
  15. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  16. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  17. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (NB: Review to come!)
  18. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  19. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  20. Studs Lonigan (trilogy) by James T. Farrell (NB: Review to come!)
  21. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (NB: Review to come!)
  22. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (NB: Review to come!)
  23. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (NB: Review to come!)
  24. Thursday's Children by Rumer Godden
  25. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  26. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  27. Roots by Alex Haley
  28. (*) Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock (NB: Review to come!)
  29. Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
  30. Three Cheers for Me by Donald Jack
  31. (*) The Sheik by E.M. Hull (NB: Review to come!)
  32. The Ambassadors by Henry James
  33. The Golden Bowl by Henry James (NB: Review to come!)
  34. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  35. The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem
  36. The Stream of Life by Clarice Lispector
  37. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  38. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  39. (*) Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor (NB: Review to come!)
  40. Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara
  41. 1984 by George Orwell
  42. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  43. (*) The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake
  44. (*) The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  45. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  46. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (NB: Review to come!)
  47. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh (NB: Review to come!)
  48. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (NB: Review to come!)
  49. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  50. Native Son by Richard Wright
Discarded items:
  1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  2. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  3. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
  4. The Doomed City by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  5. Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  6. My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
  7. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
If you're noticing that I'm way behind on posting reviews of books, you are not mistaken! Rest assured, however, that I do have reviews written for all of these books, they just haven't made their way onto the blog yet.

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