Classics Club Take Two

I have a problem.

I keep accumulating classic books!
I can't help it.
I'm attracted by lovely covers, serendipitous finds in second hand book stores and impulse purchases.

I figure that one day (probably not the Sept 2017 date I've set myself) I will eventually complete my first Classics Club list.

And when that momentous day finally arrives I will be ready to go with this list.

There are a lot of rereads on this list, because I really want to revisit these books that I read during my younger years to see if they hold up in my memory and to see what new things they might reveal to me with a more mature reading.


The Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (reread)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
After the Circus by Patrick Modiano
Agnes Grey by Bronte
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Animal Farm by George Orwell (reread)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (reread)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (reread)
L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
(A) Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton

The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Basil by Wilkie Collins
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
Best Short Stories by Guy du Maupassant
The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (reread)
The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
The Borrowers by Mary Norton (reread)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (reread)
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (reread)
The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
Butterfield 8 by John O'Hara

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Carol/The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith      (1)
(A) The Catherine Wheel by Elizabeth Harrower     (5)
Cimarron by Edna Ferber
Civil to Strangers by Barbara Pym
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (reread)
The Children by Edith Wharton
Cold Spring Harbour by Richard Yates
The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy
(A) Coonaroo by Katharine Susannah Prichard
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym
The Crysalids by John Wyndham (reread)

A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (reread)
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (reread)
The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins
Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
Death of Ivan Ilyvich by Leo Tolstoy
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (reread)
Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
The Dream by Emile Zola
The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi (reread)

East of Eden by John Steinbeck (reread)
The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates
End of the Affair by Graham Greene (reread)

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Forgotten Smile by Margaret Kennedy
The Forsyte Saga Vol 1 by John Galsworthy (reread)
The Forsyte Sage Vol 2 by John Galsworthy
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (reread)
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
A Good School by Richard Yates
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (reread)

Haroun and Luka by Salmon Rushdie
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins
The Histories by Herodotus (reread)
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (reread)
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (reread)
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
Howard's End by E.M. Forster (reread)
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (reread)

If Not Now, When by Primo Levi (reread)
If This is a Man by Primo Levi (reread)
The Iliad by Homer (reread)
(A) It's Raining in Mango by Thea Astley

Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Jane Austen's Letters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (reread)
The Jew's Beech by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Kill by Emile Zola

The Ladies Delight by Emile Zola
The Ladies of Lyndon by Margaret Kennedy    (3)
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (reread)
The Last Chronicles of Barset by Anthony Trollope
The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen
Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt
Letters of Life by Rainer Maria Rilke
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (reread)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (reread)
Little Jewel by Patrick Modiano
Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (reread)
Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather

Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford
The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (reread)
Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier (reread)
The Masterpiece by Emile Zola
(A) Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Middlemarch by George Eliot (reread)
Midwich Cuckoo by John Wyndham (reread)
Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf
Money by Emile Zola
The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (reread)
(A) My Love Must Wait by Ernestine Hill
(A) My Place by Sally Morgan (reread)

Narrow Road to the Interior by Basho
Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (reread)
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (reread)
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke

O Pioneers by Willa Cather
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (reread)
(A) On the Beach by Nevil Shute    (4)
Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene   (8)
Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

A Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (reread)
(A) The Pea-Pickers by Eve Langley
Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge
Peter Pan by J.B. Barrie
Plays of George Bernard Shaw
Poems of John Donne
Poems of John Keats
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (reread)
Pot Luck by Emile Zola
The Princess de Cleves by Madame de Lafayette
The Professor's House by Willa Cather
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
The Quiet American by Graham Greene (reread)

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit (reread)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (reread)
Le Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
A Room With a view by E.M. Forster (reread)

Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett     (7)
Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard
(A) Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner (reread)
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Silver Sword by Ian Serrallier (reread)
(A) Sisters by Ada Cambridge
A Small House in Arlington by Anthony Trollope
Some Tame gazelle by Barbara Pym
Sophie's Choice by William Styron (reread)
South Riding by Winifred Holtby
A Special Providence by Richard Yates
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (reread)
Stuart Little by E.B. White
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sun King by Nancy Mitford
Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (reread)
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor (reread)
(A) The Timeless Land by Elenor Dark
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Together and Apart by Margaret Kennedy
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (reread)
The Tortoises by Veza Canetti
The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle    (6)

The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
Vet Stories by James Herriot (reread)
The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
Voltaire in Love by Nancy Mitford
The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf    (2)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (reread)
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Watership Down by Richard Adams (reread)
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong  (reread)
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster (reread)
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (reread)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (reread)

Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates

8/174 books

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