Finished 250 List Books.

Here I will be keeping track of the titles I finish, in the order in which I finish them. If you are interested in seeing the complete list of what I will eventually read, go here. The links in the titles take you to my favorite post about that novel (it is not always the most witty, or insightful post, but might be one I had fun writing, or was meaningful to me). Enjoy!
  1. Homer: The Odyssey
  2. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  3. Forster, E.M.: A Room with a View
  4. Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
  5. Shakespeare, William: Much Ado About Nothing
  6. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  7. Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Lord of the Rings
  8. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea
  9. Norris, Frank: McTeague
  10. Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations
  11. Morrison, Toni: The Bluest Eye
  12. Camus, Albert: The Stranger
  13. Zola, Emile: Germinal
  14. Adams, Richard: Watership Down
  15. Steinbeck, John: Travels with Charley in Search of America
  16. Wharton, Edith: Ethan Frome
  17. Lawrence, D.H.: Sons and Lovers
  18. Arnow, Harriette: The Dollmaker
  19. Shakespeare, William: The Winter's Tale
  20. Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  21. James, Henry: Washington Square
  22. Eliot, George: The Mill on the Floss 
  23. Orwell, George: Animal Farm 
  24. Proulx, Annie: The Shipping News 
  25. Cather, Willa: O Pioneers! 
  26. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women 
  27. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby 
  28. Bronte, Emily: Wuthering Heights 
  29. Atwood, Margaret: Alias Grace 
  30. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies 
  31. Miller, Arthur: Death of a Salesman 
  32. Moliere: The Misanthrope
  33. Chekov, Anton: The Cherry Orchard
  34. Woolf, Virgina: Mrs. Dalloway 
  35. Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray 
  36. Shakespeare, William: Macbeth 
  37. Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse-Five 
  38. London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
  39. Austen, Jane: Persuasion
  40. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov 
  41. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  42. Hardy, Thomas: The Mayor of Casterbridge  
  43. Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men 
  44. Faulkner, William: As I Lay Dying 
  45. Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind 
  46. Spark, Muriel: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 
  47. Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe 
  48. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford 
  49. Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
  50. Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels 
  51. Wharton, Edith: The Glimpses of the Moon  
  52. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude 
  53. Dreiser, Theodore: An American Tragedy 
  54. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans 
  55. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (See below for links to books)
  56. Tan, Amy: The Joy Luck Club
  57. Salinger, J.D.: The Catcher in the Rye 
  58. Shakespeare, William: The Tempest 
  59. Bronte, Charlotte: Villette 
  60. Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita 
  61. Eliot, T.S.: The Waste Land 
  62. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World 
  63. de Saint Exupery, Antoine: The Little Prince 
  64. Knowles, John: A Separate Peace 
  65. Dickens, Charles: Bleak House 
  66. Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
  67.  Kafka, Franz: The Metamorphosis
  68. Austen, Jane: Emma 
  69. Maugham, W. Somerset: The Painted Veil 
  70. Chopin, Kate: The Awakening 
  71. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca 
  72. Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White 
  73. Shakespeare, William: Romeo and Juliet 
  74. Aristophanes: Lysistrata 
  75. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Lost World 
  76. Hansberry, Lorraine: A Raisin in the Sun 
  77. Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist 
  78. Hesse, Hermann: Siddhartha 
  79. Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace 
  80. Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers 
  81. Hemingway, Ernest: The Sun Also Rises
  82. Miller, Arthur: The Crucible 
  83. Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
  84. Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea 
  85. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Mary Barton 
  86. Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley's Lover 
  87. Rand, Ayn: Atlas Shrugged 
  88. Dickens, Charles: Hard Times 
  89. Homer: The Iliad 
  90. Eliot, George: Silas Marner 
  91. Woolf, Virginia: A Room of One's Own 
  92. Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot 
  93. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  94. James, Henry: Daisy Miller 
  95. Walker, Alice: The Color Purple 
  96. Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird 
  97. Hurston, Zora Neale: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  98. Joyce, James: Dubliners 
  99. Albee, Edward: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 
  100. Verne, Jules: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 
  101. O'Connor, Flannery: Wise Blood 
  102. Steinbeck, John: The Winter of Our Discontent 
  103. Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan 
  104. Silko, Leslie Marmon: Ceremony 
  105. Morrison, Toni: Sula 
  106. Williams, Tennessee: The Glass Menagerie 
  107. Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  108. Hardy, Thomas: Jude the Obscure
  109. Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
  110. Gaines, Ernest J.: A Lesson Before Dying
  111. Achebe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart 
  112. Aeschylus: The Oresteia
  113. Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick
  114. Stevenson, Robert Louis: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  115. Stoker, Bram: Dracula
  116. Shakespeare, William: Julius Caesar 
  117. Welch, James: Winter in the Blood 
  118. Faulks, Sebastian: Birdsong 
  119. Thoreau, Henry David: Civil Disobedience
  120. Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness
  121. Thoreau, Henry David: Walden 
  122. James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady 
  123. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility 
  124. Dante: The Divine Comedy 
  125. Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence 
  126. Shakespeare, William: Antony and Cleopatra 
  127. Shakespeare, William: As You Like It 
  128. Shakespeare, William: Twelfth Night 
  129. Shakespeare, William: Richard III
  130. Shakespeare, William: Hamlet
  131. Shakespeare, William: King Lear 
  132. Shakespeare, William: Henry IV Part I 
  133. Shakespeare, William: Henry IV Part II 
  134. Shakespeare, William: The Merchant of Venice 
  135. Shakespeare, William: Othello 
  136. Shakespeare, William: A Midsummer Night's Dream 
  137. Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield
  138. Dickens, Charles: Nicholas Nickleby
  139. Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange  
  140. Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth  
  141. Hellman, Lillian: The Little Foxes 
  142. Eliot, T.S.: Murder in the Cathedral 
  143. Sophocles: Antigone 
  144. Forster, E.M.: A Passage to India: NOT FINISHED YET
  145. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22 
  146. Eliot, George: Middlemarch 
  147. Hardy, Thomas: Far From the Madding Crowd 
  148. Austen, Jane: Mansfield Park
  149. Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit
  150. Williams, Tennessee: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 
  151. Cather, Willa: My Antonia 
  152. Burns, Olive Ann: Cold Sassy Tree
  153. Hardy, Thomas: The Return of the Native 
  154. Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar 
  155. Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath
  156. Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie

Sherlock Holmes Collection:
On my original challenge list, I have The Complete Sherlock Holmes stories and novels listed as ONE book (it is number 55 on that list if you want to check it). The complete collection consists of 4 novels and 5 books of short stories. To make it easier on myself, I am NOT going to add my completion of any of those books to the above list until ALL are finished.

However, I am counting the completion of each separate Holmes book as 1 book read for my "100 books in a year challenge" and for my own records. Confusing? Maybe.

As I finish each Holmes novel or short story collection, I will add the title to the following list. Only when all NINE are completed will I add The Complete Sherlock Holmes to the above list. I should also point out that I will be reviewing each book separately, as well as giving an overall review of the world of Sherlock Holmes. Like above, each entry will link to my favorite entry about that book or story collection.
  1. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: A Study in Scarlet
  2. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Sign of Four 
  3. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  4. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes  
  5. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Return of Sherlock Holmes 
  6. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles 
  7. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Valley of Fear 
  8. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: His Last Bow 
  9. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes


  1. What has been your favorite read so far??

  2. I really enjoyed Germinal by Emile Zola. It was an incredibly deep and dark read by an author I had never heard of.

    I also loved The Dollmaker by Hariette Arnow. It was another incredibly emotional read for me and I really just fell in love.

  3. I am so excited to find another classics blogger. Your site is great! You have a fantastic list of books and I am sure you'll have so much fun reading the rest of them! I'll definitely add you to my blogroll so I can check in with your quest!


  4. I admire you for taking on this challenge! Your blog has inspired me to push myself with my reading this year as well. I too am an English teacher, and I can empathize with you about the current state of the educational job market. I was extremely lucky to find a job right out of college; however, I will be moving to Missouri soon and finding a job there has proven to be a great obstacle so far. There are sooo many educated people in the area in which I am moving, and I anticipate that I probably won't be teaching my first year there. I plan to make the best of that year by filling it up with great reading as you do! Thanks for your blog! I am new to blogging. . .follow me if you like! Happy reading!

  5. If you have never heard of Emile Zola, here is a wonderful old film about his life:

  6. This is a very impressive list. What a wonderful project! Your home must be full of bookshelves - or do you ever read some of these books on an e-reader?

  7. Gosh, I hadn't realised how much of the list you'd read! You've done so well, you should be exceptionally proud!

    1. Aw, thanks o! There are a few more that I've read but aren't on here....I'm close to 160, which means I really only have 90 left. That's doable!