viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2013

The Classics Club List

I am joining The Classics Club challenge. You might be wondering what is that. In their own words:

The Classics Club was started on March 7, 2012 by a blogger who wanted to see more people posting about classics literature in the blogosphere. Her goal was 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.”

The goal is to read 50+ classics in 5 years maximum. I didn't want to join until I completed my year of reading Proust, but as it is taking longer than I had anticipated, I just decided to put the remaining In Search of Lost Time books in my Classics Club list. As my list is pretty intensive for my reading habits, I'm setting September 27th, 2018 as my completion date (5 years from now).

I have grouped the classics according to a series of categories:

  1. Domestic Fiction: 18 titles. It includes Persephone books, and books by Nancy Mitford and Virginia Woolf.
  2. Books transferred from A Year of Reading Proust: 5 titles.
  3. Epic: 4 titles. Homer and Joyce.
  4. Classic Genre Fiction: 10 titles. Early sci-fi and detective fiction.
  5. Spanish Classics: 10 titles. It includes books written by Spanish authors that I have been wanting to read for a while. I'm not really sure they have been translated into English, so sorry folks.
  6. Assorted Classics: 5 titles.
Total: 52

1. Greenery Street - Denis Mackail
2. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Winifred Watson
3. Miss Ranskill Comes Home - Barbara Euphan Todd
4. The Victorian Chaise Longue - Marghanita Laski
5. Minnie's Room - Mollie Panter-Downes
6. Saplings - Noel Streatfield
7. They Were Sisters - Dorothy Whipple
9. Christmas Pudding - Nancy Mitford
10. Wigs on the Green - Nancy Mitford
11. Pigeon Pie - Nancy Mitford
12. The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford
13. Love in a Cold Climate - Nancy Mitford
14. The Blessing - Nancy Mitford
15. Don't Tell Alfred - Nancy Mitford
16. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
17. Orlando - Virginia Woolf
18. The Waves - Virginia Woolf

19. The Guermantes Way (Le Côté de Guermantes) - Marcel Proust
20. Sodom and Gomorrah (Sodome et Gomorrhe) - Marcel Proust
21. The Captive (La Prisonnière) - Marcel Proust
22. The Fugitive (La Fugitive) - Marcel Proust
23. Time Regained (Le Temps retrouvé) - Marcel Proust

24. The Iliad - Homer
25. The Odyssey - Homer
26. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
27. Ulysses - James Joyce

30. The Return of Sherlock Holmes - AC Doyle
31. The Valley of Fear - AC Doyle
32. His Last Bow - AC Doyle
33. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes - AC Doyle
34. Robot Dreams - Isaac Asimov
35. The Currents of Space - Isaac Asimov
36. The Stars, Like Dust - Isaac Asimov
37. Pebble in the Sky - Isaac Asimov

39. Bailén - Benito Pérez Galdós
40. Napoleon at Chamartín (Napoleón en Chamartín) - Benito Pérez Galdós
41. Zaragoza - Benito Pérez Galdós
42. Gerona - Benito Pérez Galdós
43. Cádiz - Benito Pérez Galdós
44. Juan Martín the Undaunted (Juan Martín el Empecinado) - Benito Pérez Galdós
45. The Battle of the Arapiles (La Batalla de los Arapiles) - Benito Pérez Galdós
46. Complete Essays and Articles - Antonio Machado
47. His Only Son (Su único hijo) - Leopoldo Alas

48. A selection of tales - Anton Chekhov
49. The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
50. The Call of the Wild - Jack London
51. The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition - Lewis Carroll & Martin Gardner
52. The One Thousand and One Nights - Anonymous

Total Books Read: 9/52

ETA: Once the list was posted, I thought of a million classics I would have loved to include. I'm saving some of those for a future CC List Take Two, but I can't resist some classic titles that come my way. I've decided to add them here even if they don't belong on the original list. If you are interested in knowing all the classics I've ever blogged about, click here.

53. The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes - Anonymous
54. Trafalgar - Benito Pérez Galdós
55. The Court of Charles IV - Benito Pérez Galdós
56. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
57. Fireflies - Ana María Matute
58. Nada - Carmen Laforet
59. The Pillow Book - Sei Shōnagon
60. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
61. Murder on the Links - Agatha Christie
62. El voto femenino y yo - Clara Campoamor
63. The Mystery of the Black Jungle - Emilio Salgari
64. The Children of Húrin - J.R.R. Tolkien
65. The City and the Pillar - Gore Vidal
66. Daddy Long Legs - Jean Webster
67. Too Much Happiness - Alice Munro
68. The Collected Short Stories of Conrad Aiken
69. My Sweet Orange Tree - José Mauro de Vasconcelos
70. Around the World in Seventy Two Days - Nellie Bly

2 comentarios:

  1. I really need to read some Asimov! Welcome to the club!

    1. I really do, too - that's why he's so overrepresented in the list.

      Thank you!