Classics Club – book list

As of January 2016 – I’ve updated my list – (1) because I’m not doing as well as I’d hoped! and (2) I’m taking part in a Vintage sci fi event so I’m hoping to help achieve both goals.

I’ve decided to take part in the Classics Club reading challenge.  I’ve chosen my 50 books and have decided to set myself the challenge to read these in a five year period.  My books are as follows (in no particular order and subject to change – because I might see something I like better!)(BTW do you have any idea how difficult it was coming up with 50 books for this – much more difficult than I anticipated?):  (I’m currently reviewing this list and have removed some of the books on here with a view to replacing them with others.

  1. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome (currently reading)
  2. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (currently reading)
  3. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  4. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  5. Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. White Fang by Jack London – read and reviewed
  7. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
  8. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde – read and reviewed
  9. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  10. War of the Worlds by H G Wells – read and reviewed
  11. Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury review here
  12. The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende
  13. The Once and Future King by T H White
  14. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  15. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  17. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  18. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes review here
  19. Whiskey Galore by Compton MacKenzie
  20. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
  21. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  22. A Room with a View by E M Forster
  23. Legend by David Gemmell
  24. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson review here
  25. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  26. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  27. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  28. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  29. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  30. The Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert review here
  31. Let the Right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  32. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  33. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare review here
  34. Beauty by Robin McKinley
  35. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones review here
  36. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Details of the challenge can be found here.

Total 1/50