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
March- Vanity Fair by
William Makepeace Thackeray
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