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December 8, 2022

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#2023 Classic Club Reading List

by NancyElin

 

  1. It is time to get back some serious classic reading in 2023.
  2. I have  selected 50 books for third classic list!
  3. Group hashtag:  #ccbookreviews
  4. Twitter: @ourclassicsclub
     

 

READ:   01/50

  1. 1970: 84, Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff 
  2. 1970: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown
  3. 1927: Death Comes for the Archbishop – W. Cather 
  4. 1963: The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath 
  5. 1963: Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut 
  6. 1969: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou  
  7. 1819: Ivanhoe – Walter Scott 
  8. 1895: Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy 
  9. 1905: The Jungle – Upton Sinclair 
  10. 1854: North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell 
  11. 1958: The Once and Future King – T.H. White 
  12. 1924: A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  13. 1961: Revolutionary Road – R. Yates 
  14. 1942: The Stranger – Albert Camus 
  15. 1887: A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
  16. 1958: Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe 
  17. 1962: We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson 
  18. 1859: The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins 
  19. 1943: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith 
  20. 1927: To the Lighthouse  – V. Woolf 
  21.  1916: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man  James Joyce 
  22.  1940: Darkness at Noon – Arthur Koestler
  23. 1940: Native Son – Richard Wright 
  24. 1932: Tobacco Road – Erskine Caldwell 
  25. 1953: The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow 
  26. 1961: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark 
  27. 1939: The Day of the Locust – Nathanael West 
  28. 1929: A High Wind in Jamaica – Richard Hughes
  29. 1951: From Here to Eternity – James Jones 
  30. 1960: The Moviegoer – Walker Percy 
  31. 1900: Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser 
  32. 1928: Point Counter Point – Aldous Huxley 
  33. 1911: Zuleika Dobson – Max Beerbohm 
  34. 1928: Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford 
  35. 1945: A Bell for Adano – John Hersey
  36. 1943: Dragon’s Teeth – Upton Sinclair 
  37. 1938: The Late George Apley – John Phillips Marquand
  38. 1935: Now in November – Josephine Winslow Johnson
  39. 1934: Lamb in His Bosom – Caroline Miller
  40. 1969: House Made of Dawn – N. Scott Momaday
  41. 1965: The Keepers of the House – Shirley Ann Grau
  42. 1962: The Edge of Sadness – Edwin O’Connor 
  43. 1959: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters – Robert Lewis Taylor
  44. 1958: A Death in the Family – James Agee 
  45. 1955: A Fable – William Faulkner
  46. 1952: The Caine Mutiny – Herman Wouk
  47. 1950: The Way West – A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
  48. 1949: Guard of Honor – James Gould Cozzens
  49. 1948: Tales of the South Pacific – James A. Michener
  50. 1944: Journey in the Dark – Martin Flavin
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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dec 8 2022

    Some gtreat books on your list Nancy plus some I don’t know. It’s always fascinating to see what books and authors are still out there for me/us to read!!

    Reply
    • Dec 8 2022

      The unfamiliar books are Pulitzer Prize winners in the 1940s-1950s.
      Forgotten…I want to see if they are worth reading in 21st C!

      Reply
  2. Dec 9 2022

    I’ve just woken up after a big week at work & socially to see Netherlands still fighting on!!
    OMG what a close game!!
    How are you holding up?
    Go Netherlands !!!

    Reply
    • Dec 9 2022

      We did our best….lost with penalty shots….again.
      Time for our boys to come home…we are so proud of them!

      Reply
      • Dec 10 2022

        Mr Books was with you all the way!

        Now that Australia is out I cannot do the early starts every day. But the extra time and penalty shot outs were dramatic!! And nail biting. An adrenaline boosting way to start my day!

  3. Dec 10 2022

    Brona, this was the best World Cup in years….with all the upsets.
    Smaller countries really gave us some great games with a lot of “never give up” spirit.

    Reply
  4. Dec 29 2022

    Yassssssssssssssss!!! The Jungle!!!! One of my favorite books of ALL TIME and one of maybe a handful of books that I’ve ever read more than once…more than twice…more than three times. I LOVE THAT BOOK SO MUCH!

    Are all these books new to you, Nancy?

    I have read and loved:
    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    We Have Always LIved in the Castle
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (I’ve read that at least 3 times as well…love it!)
    Sister Carrie

    And I THINK I’ve read Augie March and A Death In The Family. Sometimes books are on my list(s) for so long I don’t know if I’ve read them or not!

    I look forward to your reviews…especially The Jungle.

    Reply

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