The Classics Club is a group of book bloggers who have signed up to read at least 50 "classics" within five years. This is my list. I have signed on to finish the 50 books on this list by the end of 2023.
My list is in alphabetical order by author's name. I'm going to read them in any old order. As I read a book, I will note that I finished it.
Many of these books are on other book lists I'm working on. I've linked to those lists.
MY CLASSICS CLUB LIST
The Egyptologists by Kingsley Amis FINISHED
Dangling Man by Saul Bellow
The Stars Look Down (1935) by A. J. Cronin
Tender Is the Night (1934) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The British Museum Is Falling Down by David Lodge FINISHED
Assignment in Brittany by Helen MacInnes
A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch FINISHED
Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
Afternoon Men by Anthony Powell FINISHED
When She Was Good by Philip Roth
Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers FINISHED
If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
The Poorhouse Fair by John Updike FINISHED
My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
Updated August 22, 2020.
I picked the classics on this list because they are books I particularly wanted to read, were on my TBR shelves, and were most likely on some list I'm working on. But I often read other books that qualify as a classic under The Classics Club guidelines. Other classics I've read since I started this list:
The Unmaking of a Mayor by William F. Buckley, Jr.
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Shackle by Colette
The Vagabond by Colette
Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
Gigi by Colette
The Last of Cheri by Colette
Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell
The Professor's House by Willa Cather
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens