My Classics Club Fifty, est 2015

30/50 (12 months in of 5 year*12 months = 60 months)

  • updated Jan 2017 which would be month “25 of 60” ~21 books should be read by now…

50. Stoner – John Williams

√49. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen – Aug2015

48. The Three Musketeers – Alex Dumas

√ 47. Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd – March2015 3

46. Jude the Obscure – Hardy (purchased Aug2015 – not yet read)

45. the Woodlanders – Hardy

44. Rabbit, Run – Updike

43. Naked Lunch – Wm Burroughs

42. Cry the Beloved Country – Alan Paton (purchased not yet read 2015, attempted DNF?)

41. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford

40. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

√39. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy Sayers 2016

√38. The Painted Veil – WS Maugham – Jan 2016

√37. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie (purch/read Aug 2016)

36. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

35. Heart of Darkness – Conrad – June 2015

√34. Germinal – Zola – sched readalong Sept 2016

33. The House of the Seven Gables – Hawthorne

32. Vanity Fair – Thackeray

31. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol

30. Candide – Voltaire

29.  Orlando – V Woolf (purch Aug16)

28. Stranger in a Strange Land – Rob Heinlein – Aug2015

27. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

26. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

√25. The World According to Garp – Irving Dec2016

24. Confederacy of Dunces – JKToole

23. Twelve Years a Slave – Solomon Northup

22. The Way We Live Now – Trollope

√ 21. Sister Carrie – Teddy Dreiser – Jan2015 1

20. Winesberg, Ohio – Sherwood Anderson – April 2015

19. the Counterfeiters – A. Gide

18. A Handful of Dust – Waugh

17. The Ox-bow Incident – Walter Van Tilberg Clark

√16. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene 2016

√15. West With the Night – Meryl 2016

14. Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City

13. They Were Sisters – Dorothy Whipple

12. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith – FlemMdwsBookClub Aug16

11. One Fine Day – Mollie Panter-Downes

10. The Portable Dorothy Parker – June2015

9. the Bird’s Nest – Shirley Jackson

8. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe – Aug2015

7. The King Must Die – Mary Renault

6. The Dud Avocado – Elaine Dundy

5. the Hunter – Richard Stark

4. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes – May2015

3. Charlotte Sometimes – Penelope Farmer

√ 2. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler – EL Konigsberg Dec15

√1. The Double Helix – Watson 2016

19 of original (above) + 11 not (below) = 30… as of Jan2017

Runner Ups:   The Winter’s Tale / Shakespeare – Jan 2015 2, The Making of a Marchioness / FHBurnette – Apr2015, The Talented Mr. Ripley /PHighsmith June2015, √ Atlas Shrugged / Ayn Rand July2015, √ Brave New World – Jan2016, √Oreo/FRoss Feb2016, √The Bean Trees/Kingsolver May 2016, √Go Tell It on the Mt/JBaldwin May2016, √Crossing to Safety/Stegner Jun2016, √TKAM/Lee Sep2016, √The Four Million/O.Henry Dec2016, -11

PACE should be 0.83 books / month, 5 every 6 months, 10 per year.

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