Classics Reading Project

Long-Term Reading Project: 
Read the Classics I Own

My long-term reading project is relatively simple. I want to read the classics I have sitting on my shelves already, and boy oh boy do I have quite the truckload. A handful of these books I am 75% sure I read way back in junior high and high school, but I have no memory of them, so I thought they should go on the list.

A Few Notes:
A * before the book indicates I only have an electronic copy
*** after the book indicates I know I have the damn book but I can't find it on the shelves

The List

  1. The Arabian Nights***
  2. *Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 1868
  3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, 1803 (Review)
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, 1811
  5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 1814
  6. Persuasion by Jane Austen, 1817
  7. *Emma by Jane Austen, 1815
  8. The Nowlans by John Banim, 1825
  9. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, 1911
  10. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, 1351
  11. The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, 1795 (Review)
  12. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges, 1962***
  13. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1862
  14. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1863
  15. Villette by Charlotte Bronte, 1853
  16. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, 1847
  17. *Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown, 1801
  18. Erewhon by Samuel Butler, 1872
  19. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865***
  20. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, 1871***
  21. Fardorougha the Miser by William Carlton, 1848
  22. My Antonia by Willa Cather, 1918 ***
  23. *O, Pioneers! by Willa Cather, 1913
  24. Don Quixote by Cervantes, 1605
  25. The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin, 1899: The AwakeningDesiree's BabyA Respectable WomanThe Godmother,
  26. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 1859 (Review)
  27. *The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins, 1876
  28. *The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins, 1881
  29. *I Say No by Wilkie Collins, 1884
  30. *The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins, 1859
  31. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, 1868 (Review)
  32. No Name by Wilkie Collins, 1862**
  33. *Armadale by Wilkie Collins, 1866
  34. *The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins, 1875
  35. *Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins, 1872
  36. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins, 1854
  37. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, 1899
  38. *Deerslayer by James Fenimoore Cooper, 1841
  39. Moll Flanders by Daniel DeFoe, 1722
  40. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe, 1719
  41. Justine by Marquis de Sade, 1791
  42. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 1860
  43. Hard Times by Charles Dickens, 1854
  44. Marin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens, 1844
  45. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, 1850
  46. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, 1859***
  47. Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1853***
  48. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1864
  49. The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1880
  50. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1846
  51. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1866
  52. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1862 (Review)
  53. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, 1938 (Review)
  54. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 1844 (Review)
  55. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, 1844
  56. Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, 1800
  57. *Ormond by Maria Edgeworth, 1817
  58. Ennui by Maria Edgeworth, 1809
  59. Belinda by Maria Edgeworth, 1801
  60. *Adam Bede by George Eliot, 1859
  61. *Scenes of a Clerical Life by George Eliot, 1857
  62. *Romola by George Eliot, 1862
  63. *Felix Holt, the Radical by George Eliot, 1866
  64. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, 1876
  65. *Mill on the Floss by George Eliot, 1860
  66. Silas Marner by George Eliot, 1861
  67. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920
  68. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 1856
  69. The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster, 1907
  70. Howard's End by E. M. Forster, 1910
  71. The Collector by John Fowles, 1963
  72. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1855***
  73. *Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1866
  74. *Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864
  75. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1851 (Review)
  76. *Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1848
  77. I, Claudius by Robert Graves, 1934
  78. *The Souls of Black Folk by Farah Jasmine Griffin, 1903  
  79. The Collegians by Gerald Griffin, 1829
  80. King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, 1885
  81. She by H. Rider Haggard, 1887
  82. Allan Quartermain by H. Rider Haggard, 1885
  83. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, 1970 (Review)
  84. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, 1874
  85. The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1843
  86. House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851  
  87. *The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1852
  88. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961
  89. Men without Women by Ernest Hemingway, 1927
  90. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway, 1930s
  91. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, 1926 (Review)
  92. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, 1951 (Review)
  93. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, 1922***
  94. Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse, 1930
  95. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, 1862
  96. The Hunchback of Nortre Dame by Victor Hugo, 1831***
  97. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 1879 (Review
  98. Washington Square by Henry James, 1880
  99. *The American by Henry James, 1877
  100. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, 1898
  101. *The Bostonian by Henry James, 1886
  102. *The Princess Casamassima by Henry James, 1886
  103. *The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, 1881
  104. *Daisy Miller by Henry James, 1879
  105. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, 1962***
  106. *Kim by Rudyard Kipling, 1901
  107. Hurrish by Emily Lawless, 1886
  108. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, 1920
  109. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence, 1913
  110. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence, 1928
  111. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960
  112. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1909
  113. Lord Kilgobbin by Charles James Lever, 1872
  114. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, 1942***
  115. Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, 1592***
  116. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1967 
  117. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1985 (Review)
  118. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, 1915
  119. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, 1851***
  120. The Confidence Man by Herman Melville, 1857
  121. Paradise Lost by John Milton, 1667***
  122. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill, 1869 (Review)
  123. Utopia by Thomas Moore, 1516
  124. The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, 1806 (Discussion, Review)
  125. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, 1955 (Review)
  126. Metamorphosis by Ovid, 8BCE***
  127. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 1957
  128. The Vampyre by John Polidori, 1819 (Review)
  129. *The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, 1794
  130. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, 1929
  131. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, 1929 (Review)
  132. The Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre, 1943 (Review)
  133. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 1913
  134. Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw, 1924***
  135. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 1818
  136. *Emmeline by Charlotte Turner Smith, 1788
  137. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, 1962***
  138. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck, 1961
  139. East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 1952
  140. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, 1939
  141. The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 1830
  142. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886 (Review)
  143. Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897 (Review)
  144. Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg, c. 1200
  145. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, 1726
  146. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, 1848
  147. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 1869
  148. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 1877
  149. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope, 1857
  150. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope, 1871
  151. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope, 1863
  152. Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, 1894
  153. Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, 1876
  154. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, 1881
  155. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, 1884
  156. Candide by Voltaire, 1759
  157. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 1945***
  158. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, 1764 (Review)
  159. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 1905
  160. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, 1895***
  161. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, 1890 (Review)
  162. *The Virginian by Owen Wister, 1859
  163. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, 1925
  164. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, 1927
  165. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf, 1941
  166. The Waves by Virginia Woolf, 1931
  167. Germinal by Emile Zola, 1885