My Reading List

My Reading List

When I see a beautiful edition of a classic novel that I want to add to my collection, I can’t help myself. The problem is that I am prone to buying doubles, triples, and even quadruples of my favourite novels.

Please help me, I have six copies of Pride and Prejudice!

As a potential solution to curb my little book problem, I have set myself a fairly long list of classic novels that I want to read over the next couple of years.Quite strategically, I own a vast majority of these novels already and have read some of them before too, whether at university, high school or just for leisure. I am setting myself a very strict “no new books” challenge until I finish reading this list. I can only buy books that are on this list, otherwise I need to borrow them.

I would love for you to join me, just drop me an email if there is a particular novel on the list that you’ve been meaning to read and haven’t gotten around to yet. We can read in tandem and discuss and hypothesise together along the way.

  • The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  • Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
  • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe – C.S Lewis
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Matilda – Roald Dahl
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D Salinger
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  • Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel
  • The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  • The Madwoman in the Attic – Sandra Gilbert & Susan Gubar
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  • A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  • Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
  • Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
  • In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  • Middlemarch – George Eliot
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
  • Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
  • A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  • Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  • The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
  • The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
  • On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  • Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
  • Alice in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  • A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone – J.K.Rowling
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Süskind
  • The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  • The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  • Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
  • Carrie – Stephen King
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • Utopia – Sir Thomas More
  • The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • A Room With A View – E.M. Forster
  • Emma – Jane Austen
  • The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Mary Poppins – P.L.Travers
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea – Jules Verne
  • The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  • Atonement – Ian McEwan
  • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  • The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
  • Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
  • The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
  • Wild Swans – Jung Chang
  • Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw
  • Robin Hood – Howard Pyle
  • Angela Carter’s Fairy Tales – Angela Carter

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