100 Classics to Read in a Lifetime

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I am so behind on classics. I guess being an Indian, I have mostly missed the foreign literature big time. Whenever I see anyone saying ‘this is my favourite classic’, ‘that is my favourite classic’, I always think what’s mine? because I haven’t read enough classics to tell which one is my favourite. So I found this challenge on BookBub blog which list the 100 classics which you should read in a lifetime. This list contains 19th century British literature to modern classics.

 

 

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The List

Here’s the full list by BookBub. Most of the books in this list are common to Rory Gilmore Reading List but I think its better to keep it separate. I would mark each title done, as I would make progress.

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Selected Poems by e. e. cummings
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor
  • The Republic by Plato
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • Antigone by Sophocles
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Night by Elie Weisel
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

 

Modern Classics
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

 

 

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My progress

5% Complete
5 of 100 books

 

 

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Let's Chat

How many classics have you read from this list? Comment down below or you can take part in this challenge with me 🙂

 

 

 

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