2016 Classics Challenge Reading List


Classical literature has a wide range of meanings and literary scholars have argued and written at length about the meaning, what qualifies and how to justify such a label.

I am considering a classic as a book that has critical standards and  that has prevailed beyond the era it was produced. Also books that have made an impact on culture, changed or challenged philosophical perspectives or shifted and expanded writing styles.

For 2016 these are the classic books I will be reading: 

January- The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien 

February – The Brothers Karamazov by 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

March- Vanity Fair by 

William Makepeace Thackeray

April – 

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot


The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

June – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 

July- Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzche

August- The Mysterious Affairs at Styles by Agatha Christie 

September – The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

October- Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

November- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

December – The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf


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