50 Classics I Plan to Read in the Next 5 Years (by May, 2022*)

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Pre-1700 (5)

  • Metamorphoses by Ovid
  • Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish
  • To My Husband and Other Poems by Anne Bradstreet

1700s (7)

  • The History of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (Completed 9/11/15)
  • The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (re-read)
  • Camilla by Fanny Burney

1800s (15)

  • The Adventures of a Schoolboy by Edward Sellon (Completed 10/05/15)
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot (In Progress/Stalled)
  • Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Completed 02/02/2017)
  • Corinne by Madame de Stael
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (re-read)
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Dead Souls by Nikolay Gogol
  • Villette by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Seraphim and Other Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Helen by Maria Edgeworth
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Completed 05/05/2018) 

1900s (21)

  • Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Completed 03/24/16)
  • The Bitterweed Path by Thomas Hal Phillips (Completed 01/11/16)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (Completed 02/19/16)
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (Completed 05/10/17)
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • So Big by Edna Ferber
  • Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Completed 01/07/16)
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Completed 07/15/17)
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (Completed 01/06/16)
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion (Completed 09/05/15)
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald (Completed 04/23/16)
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (Completed 3/30/18)

2000s (2)

  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill

Progress: 14 of 50 Completed (28% done)

Prize to be Won: Another list of classics to compile for another 5 years of awesome reading!

*This is my second list. I began my first list in 2012.


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