Friday, January 4, 2013

List of books for The Classics Club

You might be wondering why I am writing this post in English. Well, I've decided to join The Classics Club, a community of people committed to reading 50 classics or more in a period of five years. The main requirement for this club is to write a review of each classic we read. I have decided to write them in English to actually be able to share them with the members of the club; therefore, this blog is now bilingual. I will continue to publish posts in Spanish for the books that don't belong to this list, but the posts for the club will be in English. I plan to translate the reviews of Spanish classics and other reviews I consider necessary (reviews of books I have really loved, for example).

The list of books is very similar to my 2013 reading challenge list. The difference is that for the classics club I added books I have already read but haven’t reviewed yet and eliminated books I don’t consider classics. 

My goal date is January, 2018. 

So without much further ado, here’s my list of classics to read in the next five years:

Brecht, Bertolt
Trommeln in der Nacht
Bronte, Anne
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Bronte, Charlotte
Jane Eyre*
Bronte, Charlotte
Bronte, Charlotte
Bronte, Emily
Wuthering Heights*
Browning, Elizabeth
Aurora Leigh
Camus, Albert
The Plague
Chordelos de Laclos, Pierre
Collins, Wilkie
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The Woman in White
Conan Doyle, Arthur
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Novels (4 books)
Conan, Doyle Arthur
Cortázar, Julio
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (56 short stories)
Rayuela (Hopscotch)*
de Balzac, Honoré
Eugenie Grandet
de Maupassant, Guy
Une vie
de Maupassant, Guy
Dickens, Charles
A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens, Charles
Great Expectations
Dickens, Charles
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Bleak House
The Brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Crime and Punishment
Dumas, Alexandre
The Count of Monte Cristo*
Dumas, Alexandre
The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George
Eliot, TS
Murder in the Cathedral
Faulkner, William
As I Lay Dying
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The Great Gatsby*
Flaubert, Gustave
Madame Bovary*
Fuentes, Carlos
The Death of Artemio Cruz
García Márquez, Gabriel
A Hundred Years of Solitude*
García Márquez, Gabriel
Love In The Time of Cholera*
García Márquez, Gabriel
Chronicle Of A Death Foretold*
Gaskell, Elizabeth
North and South
Grass, Gunter
Danziger Trilogie
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Scarlett Letter
Hemingway, Ernest
A Moveable Feast
Hemingway, Ernest
The Sun Also Rises
Hemingway, Ernest
Hesse, Hermann
A Farewell to Arms
Hodgson Burnett, Frances
The Secret Garden
Hugo, Victor
Les Miserables
Hugo, Victor
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
James, Henry
The American
James, Henry
Washington Square
Kerouac, Jack
On the Road
Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird
Mann, Thomas
The Magic Mountain
Nabokov, Vladimir
Onetti, Juan Carlos
La vida breve (The Brief Life)
Orwell, George
Poe, Edgar Allan
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol. I, II, III and IV)
Richardson, Samuel
Radcliffe, Anne
Rulfo, Juan
The mysteries of Udolpho
Pedro Páramo
Scott, Walter
The Waverley Novels
Shakespeare, William
As you like it
Shakespeare, William
The Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare, William
The Tempest
Shakespeare, William
The Winter's Tale
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
Julius Caesar
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William
King Lear
Shelley, Mary
Thackeray, William
Vanity Fair
Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Hobbit
Turgenev, Ivan
First Love
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Conversation in the Cathedral*
Vargas Llosa, Mario
The Time of the Hero*
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Wharton, Edith
Wilde, Oscar
The House of Mirth
A Woman Of No Importance
Woolf, Virginia
Mrs. Dalloway*
Woolf, Virginia
A Room of One's Own*
Woolf, Virginia
Night and Day
Woolf, Virginia
The Waves
Woolf, Virginia
To The Lighthouse
Zola, Emile

The asterisks indicate the books I will be rereading for the Club.


Teresa said...

Buena suerte! Yo me uní al reto a finales de abril de momento he conseguido leer bastantes libros. Por cierto, este sábado es el Readathon, lo harás? :)

Melissa Vizcarra said...

Hola Teresa,
No voy a poder hacer el readathon este fin de semana :(. Ya tenía varios compromisos así que no voy a poder leer mucho. Espero poder participar en el siguiente :).


Arie Stotle said...

Great list! Welcome to the club!

Melissa Vizcarra said...

Thank you!

Diana said...

Excellent list! I see so many favorites on here -- you're in for a treat. :)

Melissa Vizcarra said...

Thank you! I'm already enjoying it :)