Classics Club Update

Deadline: October 23, 2022
Time Elapsed: 2/5 years (40%)
Books Read: 32/50 (64%)

I have continued to be kind of the worst Classics Club member you can imagine. As of this posting, I'm once again way behind on actually submitting my reviews for inclusion in the main club index. This is on my to do list, but I obviously haven't gotten to it yet.

I've been so focussed on getting my reading done for the Top 100 books that this has taken a back seat, unfortunately!

My list of classics, has had even further revisions since the previous update.

I've maintained the alphabetical order that I started with. In addition:
  • (*) means an item has been added since the original
  • Strike means I've finished reading the book, although it might not have a review posted yet
  • Bold is for Top 100 books
Here you go:
  1. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  2. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson (NB: Review to come!)
  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 (NB: Review to come!)
  7. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  8. A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  9. (*) Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (NB: Review to come!)
  10. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  11. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  12. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  13. (*) If on a winter's night a traveller by Italo Calvino
  14. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  15. U.S.A. (trilogy) by John Dos Passos (NB: Review to come!)
  16. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  17. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (NB: Review to come!)
  18. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  19. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (NB: Review to come!)
  20. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  21. Studs Lonigan (trilogy) by James T. Farrell
  22. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  23. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  24. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  25. Thursday's Children by Rumer Godden
  26. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  27. I, Claudius by Robert Graves (NB: Review to come!)
  28. Roots by Alex Haley
  29. (*) Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
  30. Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
  31. Three Cheers for Me by Donald Jack
  32. (*) The Sheik by E.M. Hull
  33. The Ambassadors by Henry James (NB: Review should be posted by the time you see this!)
  34. The Golden Bowl by Henry James
  35. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (NB: Review to come!)
  36. The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem
  37. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (NB: Review to come!)
  38. (*) Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
  39. Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara (NB: Review to come!)
  40. 1984 by George Orwell
  41. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  42. (*) The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake
  43. (*) The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  44. (*) Earth Abides by George R. Stewart (NB: Review to come!)
  45. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (NB: Review to come!)
  46. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
  47. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
  48. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
  49. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (NB: Review to come!)
  50. Native Son by Richard Wright (NB: Review to come!)
Discarded items:
  1. The Stream of Life by Clarice Lispector
  2. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  3. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
  4. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  5. The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner
  6. The Doomed City by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  7. Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  8. My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
  9. 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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