My Classic Book List


Years ago I’ve created a mental list of the classic books I wanted to read … I decided to share it here today just in case someone out there is interested in  reading more classic fiction! I’ve added a few more books here …. And I must admit that I haven’t read much from my list but seeing it on this screen is encouraging me to read this list …

I’ll write a little review about each one in my old Book of the Week section (which I’m planning to start up again) once I’m done reading a book (along with other books of course)… I do have other lists like historical fiction and modern classics etc which I’ll share here some other time … Meanwhile here is my Classic list:

  1. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  2. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  3. No Name by Wilkie Collins
  4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  5. Emma by Jane Austen
  6. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  7. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  9. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  10. Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
  11. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  13. Villette by Charlotte Brontë
  14. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
  15. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  16. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  17. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  18. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  19. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  20. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  21. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  22. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin
  23. Zoe: the History of Two Lives by Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury
  24. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  25. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  26. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  27. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  28. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  29. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  30. Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy


So do you have any more suggestions?


6 thoughts on “My Classic Book List

  1. Love your list and I would love to join you on this challenge!
    You’ve listed most of the books I’ve been thinking of reading. I’d probably add Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Haven’t had the chance of reading them yet but I will next year because I’ve already chosen what I should read this year (the quest of finishing War and Peace 😂).

    • I’m so glad that you’ll join me on this challenge … I totally forgot about crime and punishment and age of innocence! Would def love to read them too!
      I have kept putting off War and Peace for the longest time wish I started reading it when you did!…. Think I’ll keep it to the very end though bc I’d like to read as much as I can in this coming year 😉

  2. I need to save this list! It reminded me of some of my favorites (like I completely forgot about Villette, which I fell in love with when I was about 12, and now can hardly remember the story…)
    So many books to re-read, so many new ones and so little time!

    • I’m glad you liked the list… I had to include Villette and Wuthering Heights! Felt that the list would be incomplete without them… You are right… So little time indeed… worth trying though bc nothing beats a great classic fiction 😉

  3. I think all of the books you put on your list are also in mine, but mine also include Fyodor Dostoevsky’s books like ‘Crime and Punishment’ which I have yet to complete, and there’s also ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ and ‘Idiot’.

    • I can’t believe that I forgot to include Crime and Punishment .. would def love it read that too!
      ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ and ‘Idiot’ somehow were never on my mind … Thank you for mentioning them to me 😉

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