My Classics Club Fifty, est 2015

ACHIEVED!!

50+/50  ::: 58 months in of 5 year (5*12 months = 60 months)

  • Began in January 2015
I read 37 from original list; have read other books pub’d 25+ yrs ago.

√50. Stoner – John Williams – Jan18  22

√49. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen – Aug2015 7

48. The Three Musketeers – Alex Dumas

√ 47. Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd – March2015 2

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

√ 45. the Woodlanders – Hardy – Sept19 29

44. Rabbit, Run – Updike

√ 43. Naked Lunch – Wm Burroughs – Oct19 32

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

√ 41. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford – SPIN Sept19 33

√40. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons  Mar18 23

√39. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy Sayers 2016 15

√38. The Painted Veil – WS Maugham – Jan 2016 12

√37. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie (purch/read Aug 2016) 17

√36. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys Aug18 24

35. Heart of Darkness – Conrad – June 2015 5

√34. Germinal – Zola – readalong Sept 2016 18

√ 33. The House of the Seven Gables – Hawthorne Oct19 30

√32. Vanity Fair – Thackeray Oct18 26

31. Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol

√30. Candide – Voltaire – Dec 2019

√ 29.  Orlando – V Woolf (purch Aug16) – DNF’d May17  21

28. Stranger in a Strange Land – Rob Heinlein – Aug2015 8

√ 27. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing – Jun19 27

26. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

√25. The World According to Garp – Irving Dec2016 19

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 3

19. the Counterfeiters – A. Gide

√ 18. A Handful of Dust – Waugh Oct19 31

√17. The Ox-bow Incident – Walter Van Tilberg Clark – Oct19 35

√16. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene 2016 14

√15. West With the Night – Meryl 2016 13

14. Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City

13. They Were Sisters – Dorothy Whipple

√12. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith – FlemMdwsBookClub Aug16 16

√11. One Fine Day – Mollie Panter-Downes nov19 36

10. The Portable Dorothy Parker – June2015 6

√ 9. the Bird’s Nest – Shirley Jackson – Oct19 34

8. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe – Aug2015 9

7. The King Must Die – Mary Renault

√6. The Dud Avocado – Elaine Dundy – Oct18 25

√ 5. the Hunter – Richard Stark – Apr17 20

4. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes – May2015 4

√ 3. Charlotte Sometimes – Penelope Farmer – Aug19 27

√ 2. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler – EL Konigsberg Dec15 10

√1. The Double Helix – Watson 2016 11

37 of original (above) + 17 not (below) = 54 … as of Dec2019

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,  √ Go Tell It on the Mt/JBaldwin May2016, √ TKAM/Lee Sep2016, √ The Four Million/O.Henry Dec2016, √The Summer of My German Soldier/BGreene Apr17, √ The Grand Sophy/GeoHeyer Aug17, √ Waiting for Godot/SamBeckett Sep17, √ Angle of Repose/WStegner Oct17 , √ A Wizard of Earthsea/LeGuin, √ Jane Eyre/Bronte Apr18, √ O Pioneers/Cather Jun18, √ A Clockwork Orange  Aug19, √ Now in November Nov19

 

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

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