Classics We’ve Read

Over the years we have read a few “classics” but decided to start an experiment and make more of a commitment to reading those books that we either missed in school or books that are a literary “must reads.” Every other month, we have been reading a book chosen by a different member off of a list by the Guardian UK. Recently we decided that we are going to keep this going for a second round after all our members have had a turn. Here is what we have read so far:

  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (June 2014)
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (September 2013)
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (February 2013)
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (November 2012)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (September 2012)
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (June 2012)
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (May 2012)
  • Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow (February 2012)
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (November 2011)
  • Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell (October 2011)
  • Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (August 2011)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (June 2011)
  • Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber (May 2011)
  • Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (March 2011)
  • The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence (January 2011)
  • The Inferno by Dante Alighieri (November 2010)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (September 2010)
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene (June 2010)
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (April 2010)
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London (February 2010)
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (December 2009)
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (October 2009)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (August 2009)
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley (December 2008)
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (October 2008)
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (May 2006)
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (March 2005)
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (March 2004)
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence (January 2004)
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (August 2002)
  • Ask the Dust by John Fante (June 2002)

For those of us who use a Kindle, you may download for free some of these titles at Project Gutenberg.

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