The Classics Club has been around since 2012. The goal is to “unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.”

Here is my list of 50 classics I want to read by March 16, 2023. It’s a “living” list, allowed to change and adapt.

  1. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad review 4/4/19
  2. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith review 10/25/19
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde review 7/21/22
  4. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rineheart review 9/26/18
  5. The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat review 4/4/23
  6. The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne review 4/29/20
  7. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler review 7/5/18
  8. Bleak House by Charles Dickens review 10/3/19
  9. A Man Lay Dead  by Ngaio Marsh review 4/4/18
  10. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon review 10/27/20
  12. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers review 10/3/19
  13. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier review 12/31/18
  14. The Odyssey by Homer
  15. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote review 7/6/2022
  16. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
  17. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie review 9/10/18
  18. Orient Express by Graham Greene
  19. The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham review 5/2/19
  20. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver review 5/28/21
  21. Double Indemnity by James M. Cain review 10/15/19
  22. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming review 10/16/18
  23. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins review 10/20/20
  24. A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell review 8/13/18
  25. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
  26. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy review 5/10/18
  27. Dune by Frank Herbert review 5/7/20
  28. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift review 2/8/23
  29. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  30. Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehouse review 2/19/19
  31. Orlando by Virginia Woolf review 1/27/20
  32. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  33. The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin review 7/5/23
  34. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne review 3/9/20
  35. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  36. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain review 5/4/18
  37. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin review 6/1/19
  38. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson review 10/11/18
  39. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle review 3/22/18
  40. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie review 07/02/18
  41. High Rising by Angela Thirkell review 5/13/21
  42. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  43. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay review 7/23/19
  44. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas review 1/30/19
  45. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim review 2/17/22
  46. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  47. Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson review 5/16/19
  48. Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh review 4/7/18
  49. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells review 6/27/18
  50. Passing by Nella Larsen review 2/23/21