Classics Club List

Hello everyone!

I am glad to introduce you to my classic literature reading list for the Classics Club. I currently have 95 titles out here and plan to read all of them by March 14th, 2026. The novels might change here (though I tried to choose them wisely), but as soon as I finish a book I will post a review and link it to the title in this list.

I also want to point out that what I define by “classic literature” is the work depicting the past. I believe that these novels are widely regarded as “classic” because of their success in illustrating a particular culture and the truth authors saw behind it.

  1. A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov 
  2. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood 
  3. A Man who Lost his Face by Aleksander Belyaev
  4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  6. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  7. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  8. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  9. Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  10. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  11. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  12. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  13. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  14. Emma by Jane Austen
  15. Far From the Madding Crowd by Tomas Hardy
  16. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  17. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  18. Garnet Bracelet by Alexander Kuprin
  19. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  20. Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
  21. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  22. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  23. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brönte
  24. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 
  25. Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  26. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  27. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  28. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Gracia Marquez 
  29. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  30. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  31. Martin Eden by Jack London 
  32. Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  33. Maurice by E. M. Forster
  34. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  35. Midnight’s Child by Salman Rushdie
  36. Mozart and Salieri by Aleksander Pushkin
  37. Murder at the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
  38. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Cristie
  39. Nose by Nokilai Gogol
  40. Olesya by Aleksander Kuprin
  41. Othello by William Shakespeare
  42. Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol
  43. Pale Fire by Vladmir Nabokov
  44. Perfume by Patrick Süskind
  45. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  46. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
  47. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  48. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  49. Professor Dowell’s Head by Aleksander Belyaev
  50. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  51. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  52. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  53. Tess of D’Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
  54. The Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque
  55. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  56. The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson
  57. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  58. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  59. The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse
  60. The Day of Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  61. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  62. The Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
  63. The Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  64. The Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  65. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
  66. The Go-between by L. P. Hartley
  67. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  68. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  69. The Gulag Archipelag by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
  70. The Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Gracia Marquez
  71. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  72. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  73. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  74. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  75. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  76. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 
  77. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  78. The Plague by Albert Camus
  79. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  80. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  81. The Sorrows of Satan by Marie Corelli
  82. The Sound and Fury by William Faulkner
  83. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  84. The Terrible Vengeance by Nikolai Gogol
  85. The Theatrical Novel by Mikhail Bulgakov
  86. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  87. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  88. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
  89. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  90. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  91. Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  92. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  93. Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri
  94. Woe from Wit by Aleksander Griboyedov
  95. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte