100 Classics I want to Read

100 Classics I Want to Read

100 Classics I Want to Read

I’ve really gotten into classics lately. My latest reads have included Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Today, I want to share a list of a further 100 classics I want to read. By when? Who knows!

At some point in my life, I would like to get to these classics. And here they are:

  1. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte ✔
  2. Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
  3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  4. Bleak House by Charles Dickens ✔
  5. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
  6. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  7. Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
  8. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier ✔
  9. The Last Mohican by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. The Ladies Paradise by Emilie Zola
  12. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  13. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  14. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  15. Sanditon by Jane Austen
  16. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  17. 1984 by George Orwell
  18. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  19. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  20. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  21. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  22. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  23. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  24. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  25. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  26. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  27. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  28. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  29. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  30. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  31. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  32. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria
  33. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  34. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  35. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  36. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  37. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  38. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  39. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ✔
  40. The Clocks by Agatha Christie ✔
  41. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  42. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  43. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  44. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
  45. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  46. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery
  47. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  48. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster ✔
  49. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
  50. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster ✔
  51. The King’s General by Daphne Du Maurier
  52. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  53. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  54. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  55. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset. Maugham
  56. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  57. The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  58. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  59. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  60. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  61. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  62. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  63. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ✔
  64. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  65. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  66. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
  67. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  68. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  69. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf ✔
  70. The Iliad by Homer
  71. The Odyssey by Homer
  72. Daphnis and Chloe by Longus ✔
  73. Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
  74. The Pearl by John Steinbeck ✔
  75. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans ✔
  76. Moonfleet by J. Meade Faulkner
  77. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge ✔
  78. Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
  79. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  80. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  81. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  82. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  83. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  84. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  85. Carol by Patricia Highsmith
  86. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  87. Cousin Phillis and Other Stories by Elizabeth Gaskell
  88. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  89. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  90. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux ✔
  91. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
  92. A Town Like Alice by Nevile Shute ✔
  93. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  94. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  95. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  96. Tropic of Cancer by Henry James
  97. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  98. The Aeneid by Virgil
  99. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  100. 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

There we have it. 100 Classics I want to read in my lifetime. How many of these have you read? I’ll be ticking them off as I get through them, so be sure to check back in once in a while.

Love Ellie x

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