Inspired to make it official by the Classics Club, here is a list of 50 books I’d like to read in the next three years:
  1. Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart
  2. Adams, Richard: Watership Down
  3. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
  4. Bennett, Alan: The Uncommon Reader 
  5. Bronte, Charlotte: Agnes Grey
  6. Bulgakov, Mikhail: The Master and Margarita
  7. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Little Princess
  8. deCervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
  9. Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield
  10. Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations
  11. Dickens, Charles: Little Dorritt
  12. Dickens, Charles: Nicholas Nickleby
  13. Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie
  14. Eco, Umberto: The Name of The Rose
  15. Faulkner, William: Light in August
  16. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night
  17. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Beautiful and Damned
  18. Forster, E.M.: Room With a View
  19. Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd
  20. Irving, John: A Prayer For Owen Meany
  21. Irving, John: The World According To Garp
  22. Ishiguro, Kazuo: Remains of the Day
  23. Lawrence, D.H.: Sons and Lovers
  24. Lewis, Sinclair: Babbitt
  25. Mann, Thomas: Death in Venice
  26. Mann, Thomas: The Magic Mountain
  27. Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami
  28. McCullers, Carson: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  29. Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
  30. Murakami, Haruki: Norwegian Wood
  31. Nabokov, Vladimir: Ada
  32. Nesbit, Edith: Five Children and It
  33. Pamuk, Orhan: My Name is Red
  34. Proulx, Annie: The Shipping News
  35. Pym, Barbara: Excellent Women
  36. Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
  37. Rushdie, Salman: Midnight’s Children
  38. Shikibu, Murasaki: The Tale of Genji
  39. Shonagon, Sei: The Pillow Book
  40. Stendhal: The Red and the Black
  41. Stephenson, Neal: Snow Crash
  42. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
  43. Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilych
  44. Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
  45. Yates, Richard: Revolutionary Road
  46. Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
  47. Whipple, Dorothy: Greenbanks
  48. Whipple, Dorothy: Someone at a Distance
  49. Williams, John: Stoner
  50. Wouk, Herman: The Winds of War
If you’re so inspired, go to the Classics Club Blog to see what others are reading and perhaps sign up yourself!