Reading the Classics

Inspired by the wonderful Sam from Tiny Library (who's far better at reading the big books than I am) and her post about joining the Classics Club, I've decided to follow suit. I'm still debating whether or not to sign up - simply because it appears you can at most take 5 years to read your list - and this isn't my list of books I'm in a hurry to read. These are books that will be fun to read when I feel inspired as well as some books that will require me to attack them like they're a homework assignment in college. These are all books I strive to read, simply to educate myself, to broaden my horizon. Some I've read before, but wish to reread as I've found that my reading perspective and comprehension has changed vastly from when I was younger, a few I've read and am done with.

Crossedout - finished
  1. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee (1960)
  2. Paradise Lost by John Milton (1668)
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847)
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811)
  5. The Children of Húrin by JRR Tolkien (1988)
  6. Don Quixoteby Miquel de Cervantes Saavedra (1605)
  7. Emma by Jane Austen (1815)
  8. Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818)
  9. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (1814)
  10. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1817)
  11. Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)
  12. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin (1972)
  13. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
  14. Peter Pan by JM Barrie (1911)
  15. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (1980)
  16. The Odyssey by Homer (-750)
  17. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)
  18. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (1843)
  19. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1838)
  20. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1850)
  21. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe(Chronicles of Narnia #1) by C.S. Lewis (1950)
  22. White Fang by Jack London (1905)
  23. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866)
  24. The Shunned House by HP Lovecraft (1924)
  25. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories byH.P. Lovecraft (1926)
  26. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1865)
  27. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
  28. The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien (1977)
  29. Roverandom by JRR Tolkien (1998 – written in 1925)
  30. LotR 1 – The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien (1954)
  31. LotR 2 – The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien (1954)
  32. LotR 3 – The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien (1954)
  33. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (1937)
  34. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1862)
  35. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo(1831)
  36. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)
  37. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (1873)
  38. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by JulesVerne (1864)
  39. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (1874)
  40. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1595)
  41. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1602)
  42. Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1605)
  43. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (1595)
  44. Othello by William Shakespeare (1622)
  45. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (1599)
  46. King Lear by William Shakespeare (1603)
  47. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (1590)
  48. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
  49. The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1610)
  50. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1597)
  51. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (1589)
  52. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
  53. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx (1848)
  54. Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
  55. 1984 by George Orwell (1949)
  56. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
  57. The Canterville Ghostby Oscar Wilde (1887)
  58. A Study in Scarlett (SH #1) by Arthur ConanDoyle (1892)
  59. The Hound of the Baskervilles (SH #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)
  60. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)
  61. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1882)
  62. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)
  63. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
  64. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
  65. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
  66. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)
  67. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1390)
  68. Thus Spoke Zarzthustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (1883)
  69. The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche (1882)
  70. The Essence of Christianity by Ludwig Feuerbach (1841)


  1. Haha, you know I am no good at reading the big fantasy epics though! :P

    You have so many wonderful titles here! To Kill A Mockingbird is just excellent, and The Tempest is my favourite Shakespeare play. I'm rereading Lord of the Rings at the moment. Like you I have Les Mis on my list and I'm a bit scared of it - it's so long....

    Happy reading :)

    1. Thank you :) I swear I must be mad, some of the titles on this list are really intimidating!

  2. Good luck! I signed up to a classics reading challenge at the beginning of the year and so far I've read a total of zero books :(


Tilføj en kommentar

Lån løs på eReolen