An evolving list of classics I’m reading for the Classics Club Challenge. They must have been published at least twenty-five years prior at the time of reading.

I plan on reading these in two years, aiming to complete the list on October 5, 2025.

I’ve aimed to have a wide selection of women writers and a range of genres who may not be listed in the other lists of books I have.

The List by Author

  1. Abbott, Edwin: Flatland
  2. Alcott, Louisa May: Jo’s Boys
  3. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Men
  4. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women
  5. Allende, Isabel: The House of the Spirits
  6. Allende, Isabel: Stories of Eva Luna
  7. Anonymous: Beowulf
  8. Anonymous: One Thousand and One Nights
  9. Apuleius, Lucius:  The Golden Ass
  10. Aristophanes: Lysistrata
  11. Aristophanes: The Frogs
  12. Baldwin, James: Go Tell it on The Mountain
  13. Baldwin, James: If Beale Street Could Talk
  14. Baum, L. Frank: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  15. Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen): Out of Africa
  16. Braddon, Mary Elizabeth: Lady Audley’s Secret
  17. Brontë, Anne: Agnes Grey
  18. Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  19. Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
  20. Brontë, Charlotte: The Professor
  21. Brontë, Charlotte: Shirley
  22. Brontë, Charlotte: Villette
  23. Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights
  24. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Lady of Quality
  25. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: A Little Princess
  26. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Making of a Marchioness
  27. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  28. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Head of the House of Coombe
  29. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: Robin
  30. Burney, Fanny: Evelina
  31. Burney, Fanny: Cecilia
  32. Burney, Fanny: Camilla
  33. Butler, Octavia: Kindred
  34. Cavendish, Margaret: The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World
  35. Colette: Chéri
  36. Collins, Wilkie: The Woman In White
  37. Collins, Wilkie: Moonstone
  38. de Laclos, Choderlos: Dangereuses Liaisons
  39. de Pizan, Christine: The Book of the City of Ladies
  40. Dickenson, Emily: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  41. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
  42. Edgeworth, Maria: Castle Rackrent
  43. Edgeworth, Maria: Belinda
  44. Frank, Anne: The Diary of Anne Frank
  45. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford
  46. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Mary Barton
  47. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
  48. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Sylvia’s Lovers
  49. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Wives and Daughters
  50. Gibbons, Stella: Cold Comfort Farm
  51. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: Herland
  52. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and Other Stories.
  53. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture
  54. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins: Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relations Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution
  55. Goldman, William: The Princess Bride
  56. Gordon, Lucie Duff: Letters from Egypt
  57. Hamilton, Edith: Mythology
  58. Hammett, Dashiell: The Thin Man
  59. Hellman, Lillian: The Little Foxes
  60. Highsmith, Patricia: The Price of Salt (Carol)
  61. Highsmith, Patricia: The Talented Mr. Ripley
  62. Hurston, Zora Neale: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  63. Keller, Helen: The Story of My Life
  64. Larsen, Nella: Quicksand
  65. Larsen, Nella: Passing
  66. Lennox, Charlotte: The Female Quixote
  67. Le Guin, Ursula K.: The Dispossessed
  68. Le Guin, Ursula K.: The Left Hand of Darkness
  69. Lessing, Doris: The Golden Notebook
  70. Lewis, M. G: The Monk
  71. Lindsay, Joan: Picnic at Hanging Rock
  72. Lofting, Hugh: Doctor Doolittle
  73. Markham, Beryl: West with the Night (initially published in 1942)
  74. Millay, Edna St. Vincent: Collected Poems
  75. Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind
  76. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Green Gables
  77. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Avonlea
  78. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of the Island
  79. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Windy Poplars
  80. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne’s House of Dreams
  81. Montgomery, L.M.: Anne of Ingleside
  82. Montgomery, L.M.: Rainbow Valley
  83. Montgomery, L.M.: Rilla of Ingleside
  84. Montgomery, L.M.: Chronicles of Avonlea
  85. Montgomery, L.M.: Further Chronicles of Avonlea
  86. O’Connor, Flannery: Everything that Rises Must Converge
  87. O’Connor, Flannery: A Good Man is Hard to Find
  88. O’Connor, Flannery: Wise Blood
  89. Orczy, Baroness: The Scarlet Pimpernel
  90. Peterkin, Julia: Scarlet Sister Mary
  91. Plath, Sylvia: Ariel
  92. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar
  93. Plath, Sylvia: The Journals of Sylvia Plath
  94. Poe, Edgar Allan: Collected Stories and Poems
  95. Pyle, Howard: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  96. Pyle, Howard: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
  97. Pym, Barbara: Excellent Women
  98. Radcliffe, Anne: The Italian
  99. Radcliffe, Anne: The Mysteries of Udolpho
  100. Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
  101. Rossetti, Christina: The Goblin Market and Other Poems
  102. Rossetti, Christina: In the Bleak Midwinter
  103. Sappho: Poems
  104. Sand, George: Consuelo
  105. Schreiner, Olive: The Story of an African Farm
  106. Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe
  107. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  108. Shelley, Mary: The Last Man
  109. Shikibu, Murasaki: The Tale of Genji
  110. Shonagon, Sei: The Pillow Book
  111. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
  112. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers Midway
  113. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers Abroad
  114. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers and Their Friends
  115. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers Grown Up
  116. Sidney, Margaret: Five Little Peppers: Phronsie Pepper
  117. Spark, Muriel: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  118. Tennyson, Alfred: Idylls of the King
  119. Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit
  120. Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings
  121. Truth, Sojourner: Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  122. Watson, Winifred: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  123. Webster, Jean: Daddy-Long-Legs
  124. Webster, Jean: Dear Enemy
  125. Welty, Eudora: Collected Stories
  126. West, Rebecca: The Fountain Overflows
  127. West, Rebecca: Black Lamb and Gray Eagle
  128. Wharton, Edith: A Backward Glance-Autobiography
  129. Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
  130. Wharton, Edith: The Buccaneers
  131. Wharton, Edith: The Custom of the Country
  132. Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome
  133. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
  134. Wharton, Edith: Madame de Treymes
  135. Wharton, Edith: Roman Fever
  136. Wharton, Edith: Sanctuary
  137. Wharton, Edith: Stories of Old New York
  138. Wharton, Edith: Summer
  139. White, T.H.: The Once and Future King
  140. Wollstonecraft, Mary: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
  141. Woolf, Virginia: Jacob’s Room
  142. Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway
  143. Woolf, Virginia: Orlando
  144. Woolf, Virginia: A Room of One’s Own
  145. Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse