The other day, a new Classic Club Spin was announced. When I went to check my CC LIST #2 for which books were left, I realised I had been a bit slack about updating it. By the time I added in my recent review of Voss, I was delighted to discover that CC LIST #2 is now complete!
It was started five years ago during August 2017 with 60 titles. The idea is to read and review the books within five years. I can live with running over schedule by three months!
It is now time to compile Classics Club List #3!
I’ve included five years worth of Zola’s to get me through the next five Zoladdiction months with Fanda. The next two Virginia Woolf’s in my personal challenge to read her books in chronological order are below. I’ve also added ALL my unread (A) Australian classics (books that is, not the ones downloaded on my eReader) as I’m determined to read more Australian classics.
My Classics Club List #1 ran from August 2012 – April 2018. During that time I read 65 books. CC List #2 had 60 titles.
In an attempt to complete CC LIST 3# in the allocated five year timeframe – December 2022 to December 2027 – this list contains 50 books.
Naturally these timeframes and lists are not set in stone. They are guidelines only. As with the previous two lists, I will swap books in and out depending on mood, reading challenges and other factors currently unknown to me.
On Sunday I will post a list of 20 for the next CC Spin. It’s quite exciting to have a brand new, fresh list to play with!
- (A) 1788 | Watkin Tench
- Adam Bede | George Eliot
- Alexander’s Bridge | Willa Cather
- The Annotated Emma | Jane Austen & David M Shapard
- The April Baby’s Book of Tunes | Elizabeth von Arnim (eReader)
- Au Bonheur des Dames The Ladies Paradise | Emile Zola
- (A) An Australian Girl | Catherine Martin
- (A) Australian Life, Black and White | Rosa Praed
- Basil | Wilkie Collins
- (A) The Battlers | Kylie Tennant
- The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
- The Benefactress | Elizabeth von Armin
- (A) The Black Opal | Katharine Susannah Prichard
- (A) Bush Studies | Barbara Baynton
- (A) Childhood at Brindibilla (Miles Franklin)
- Cimarron | Edna Ferber
- (A) Coonardoo | Katharine Susannah Prichard
- Death Comes to the Archbishop | Willa Cather
- Death of Ivan Ilyvich | Leo Tolstoy
- (A) A Difficult Young Man | Martin Boyd
- The Feast | Margaret Kennedy
- (A) A Fence Around the Cuckoo | Ruth Park
- Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad
- I Am a Cat | Soseki Natsume
- (A) Intimate Strangers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
- Jacob’s Room | Virginia Woolf
- La Joie de vivre The Bright Side of Life | Emila Zola
- Kangaroo | D. H. Lawrence
- L’Assommoir The Dram Shop | Emile Zola
- (A) Letty Fox: Her Luck | Christina Stead
- Life and Fate | Vasily Grossman
- (A) Materfamilias | Ada Cambridge
- (A) Maurice Guest | Henry Handel Richardson
- (A) A Mere Chance | Ada Cambridge
- Nana | Emile Zola
- Night and Day | Virginia Woolf
- (A) Outbreak of Love | Martin Boyd
- Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
- (A) The Pioneers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
- Pot-Bouille Pot Luck | Emile Zola
- Silas Marner | George Eliot
- The Solitary Summer | Elizabeth von Armin
- (A) A Sydney Sovereign & Other Tales | Tasma
- (A) Thirty Years in Australia | Ada Cambridge
- (A) The Three Miss Kings | Ada Cambridge
- (A) The Timeless Land | Eleanor Dark
- The Tortoises | Veza Canetti
- (A) The Tree of Man | Patrick White
- Une Page d’amour A Love Episode | Emile Zola
- (A) We of the Never Never | Jeannie Gunn
- This post was written on the traditional land of the Wangal clan, one of the 29 clans of the Eora Nation within the Sydney basin. This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are this land’s first storytellers.