Classics Challenge

The Book of Imaginary Beings
The Book of Imaginary Beings

This is another way to push myself to read a wider range of books than previously, the books in this list are all books I had started but not finished at one point or another. This will include ancient texts all the way up to 21st century novels that are classed as literary classics.

I didn’t start this until late in the year (2018) so I might not complete this with all the other reading I have but it is good to set targets 😉 and that’s one of the reason I’ve only put 10 to start with.

I will add to this as I go along and have it as my reading checklist for classic which may or may not get a full review.

There are a few on this list that I should have read for my Higher but never finished possibly why I only got a C.

Age does help in attitudes toward books though and I’m really looking forward to reading these now.

  • The Outsider by Albert Camus
  • The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Reunion by Fred Uhlman
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Ethics by Aristotle