The Classics Club 50 Classics Challenge

classics-club The Classics Club has a 50+ Classics Challenge to be completed within 5 years.  My deadline is 12/31/2019.

I thought this would be a great opportunity to work on a list of “mostly” classics and “mostly” sci-fi/fantasy/horror.  Several on my list are series.  A few are more modern classics. Most of them I have never read, or read in school and have long forgotten that I ever did.    I put series of books as one item on the list for no other reason than I would prefer to read them in order and not break them up.  If you notice I included a book that is actually part of a series, please let me know so I can read the whole series!

  1. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkein
  2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkein
  3. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
  4. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
  5. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, by Douglas Adams
  7. Dune series, by Frank Herbert
  8. Christine, by Stephen King
  9. Foundation series, by Issac Asimov
  10. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  11. The Wheel of Time series, by Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
  12. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
  13. Watchmen, by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins
  14. I, Robot, by Issac Asimov
  15. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A Heinlein
  16. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
  17. The Martin Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
  18. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
  19. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
  20. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick
  21. Invisible Man, by H.G. Wells
  22. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
  23. The Once and Future King, by T. H. White
  24. Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  25. Earthsea series, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  26. The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkein
  27. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  28. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
  29. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
  30. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  31. Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
  32. The Stand, by Stephen King
  33. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
  34. The Magician series, by Lev Grossman
  35. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
  36. Cosmos – nonfiction, by Carl Sagan
  37. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
  38. The King in Yellow, by Robert Chambers
  39. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
  40. The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
  41. Maddaddam series, by Margaret Atwood
  42. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  43. Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  44. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  45. The Chronicles of Narnia, series, by C. S. Lewis
  46. Complete Works, H. P. Lovecraft
  47. Complete Works, Edgar Allan Poe
  48. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
  49. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
  50. The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde

I don’t anticipate reading them in the order they appear on the list.  Although, I will likely start with The Hobbit on this list.  It’s a re-read, but it’s been at least 10 years since I read it.  I doubt I appreciated it as much in high school as I will now.  Cam will likely read along with me, as it is his favorite book.


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