I have been thinking seriously about participating or not in The classics club since I knew about this initiative, and I have finally said yes! I am sure I will enjoy not only the readings but also the activities they organize.
My list has two parts: the first part includes the classics I already have at home, and the second part contains the books I don’t own but I want to read. Most of them have been originaly written in English but I will read them in Spanish because the way classic authors write is quite difficult for me to undestand.
So here we go.
Books that I have:
- Agatha Christie: Ten little niggers
- Agatha Christie: The murder of Roger Ackroyd
- Azorín: La voluntad
- Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
- Dominique Lapierre: City of joy
- Edith Wharton: The house of mirth
- Emilia Pardo Bazán: Cuentos de amor
- Fernando de Rojas: Celestina
- Gabriel García Márquez: One hundred years of solitude
- George Eliot: Middlemarch
- George Orwell: Burmese days
- Jane Austen: Sense and sensibility
- Isak Dinesen: Out of Africa – Spanish review, English review
- Jorge Luis Borges: The book of imaginary beings
- Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse 5
- Lajos Zilahy: Century in scarlet
- Lajos Zilahy: The angry angel
- Lev Tolstoy: War and peace
- Marguerite Yourcenar: Memorias de Adriano
- Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray
- Robert Louis Stevenson: Doctor Jeckyll and Mr Hide
- Sinclair Lewis: Babbitt
- Sinclair Lewis: Ann Vickers
- Umberto Eco: The name of the rose
- Virginia Woolf: To the lighthouse
- Virginia Woolf: Orlando
- Yukio Mishima: Ogaku
And the books I don’t have:
- Benito Pérez Galdós: La corte de Carlos IV – Spanish review
- Benito Pérez Galdós: El 19 de marzo y el 2 de mayo
- Benito Pérez Galdós: Bailén
- Benito Pérez Galdós: Napoleón en Chamartín
- Benito Pérez Galdós: Zaragoza
- Benito Pérez Galdós: Gerona
- Benito Pérez Galdós: Cádiz
- Benito Pérez Galdós: Juan Martín el Empecinado
- Benito Pérez Galdós: La batalla de los Arapiles
- Benito Pérez Galdós: El equipaje del rey José
- Edith Wharton: The age of innocence
- Edith Wharton: Xingu
- Grazia Deledda: Cosima
- Isaac Asimov: I robot
- Isaac Asimov: A short history of chemistry
- Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the wind
- Pearl S. Buck: The mother
- Pearl S. Buck: East wind, west wind
- Selma Lagerlof: Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!
- Stefan Zweig: Three Masters: Balzac, Dickens, Dostoeffsky
- Stefan Zweig: World of yesterday
- Stefan Zweig: Marie Antoinette
- Stefan Zweig: Mary Stuart
- Stefan Zweig: Decisive moments in History
I’m trying to read two National Episodes (Benito Pérez Galdós) per year, so that’s why there are ten books of this author in the list. By the way, I’m reading at the moment one of them.
Stefan Zweig is one of my favourite authors, so it was impossible not to include some of his books in the list.
Some time ago I read Arrosmtith, by Sinclair Lewis, who won the Pulitzer and then the Nobel Prize, and I want to read more books of him. Last year I wrote a review about Arrosmith, and I think I will post it in the blog; I liked this novel very much.
So I have 51 books to read from now to April 3, 2018. Wish me luck!
Here I want to attach the classic titles that are not in the list but that I’m also reading in this period of time: