My Bucket List

Do you have a list of literary novels that you’ve always wanted to read but haven’t, either because they’re too intimidating, too long, or seem so boring? Well, this is mine. Here is a list of all the classic literary books I’ve ever wanted to read, but haven’t been able to.     Call it a literary bucket list.

  • Aeschylus – Agamemnon 
  • Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
  • Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaiden’s Tale 
  • Austen, Jane – Emma
  • Austen, Jane – Lady Susan
  • Austen, Jane – Mansfield Park
  • Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey 
  • Austen, Jane – Persuasion 
  • Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
  • Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility
  • Austen, Jane – The Beautiful Cassandra
  • Balzac, Honore de – Cousin Bette 
  • Blake, William – Songs of Innocence and Experience
  • Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
  • Bronte, Charlotte – The Professor 
  • Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights
  • Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange 
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson – A Little Princess
  • Chabon, Michael – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay 
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey – The Canterbury Tales
  • Dante – The Divine Comedy 
  • Cervantes, Miguel de – Don Quixote 
  • Dickens, Charles –  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dickens, Charles – Bleak House
  • Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations
  • Dickens, Charles – Little Dorit
  • Dostoyevky, Fyodor – Crime and Punishment
  • Dostoyevky, Fyodor – Demons 
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan – The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • Dumas, Alexandre – The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers 
  • Euripides – Medea
  • Euripides – The Women of Troy
  • Fitzgerald, Scott F. – The Great Gatsby
  • Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary 
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth – North and South
  • George, Margaret – The Memoirs of Cleopatra 
  • Gibbon, Edward – The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Goldman, William – The Princess Bride
  • Goldsworthy, Adrian – Caesar: Life of a Colossus 
  • Heller, Joseph – Catch-22
  • Herbert, Frank – Dune 
  • Hitler, Adolf – Mein Kampf
  • Hinton, S.E. – The Outsiders
  • Homer – The Iliad
  • Homer – The Odyssey
  • Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World  
  • Jones, Diana Wynne – Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Joyce, James – Ulysses 
  • Kagan, Donald – The Archidamian War 
  • Kerouac, Jack – On the Road 
  • Lawrence, D.H. – Lady Chatterley’s Lover 
  • Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird 
  • Malory, Thomas – Le Morte d’Arthur
  • Mantel, Hilary – A Place of Greater Safety 
  • Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall
  • Mantel, Hilary – Bringing Up the Bodies 
  • Marlowe, Christopher – Doctor Faustus 
  • Marlowe, Christopher – Edward II
  • Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – Love in the Time of Cholera
  • McCarthy, Cormac – The Road
  • McKean, James – Quattrocento 
  • Mitchell, Margart – Gone with the Wind
  • Moliere – The Misanthrope
  • Pagels, Elaine – The Gnostic Gospels 
  • Plath, Slyvia – The Bell Jar
  • Proulx, Annie – Brokeback Mountain 
  • Puzo, Mario – The Godfather
  • Saint-Exupery, Antoine de – The Little Prince
  • Salinger, J.D. – The Catcher in the Rye
  • Scott, Walter – Ivanhoe
  • Shakespeare, William – Antony and Cleopatra
  • Shakespeare, William – Coriolanus 
  • Shakespeare, William – Hamlet
  • Shakespeare, William – Julius Caesar 
  • Shakespeare, William – Macbeth
  • Shakespeare, William – Richard III 
  • Shakespeare, William – Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare, William – The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Shakespeare, William – The Taming of the Shrew
  • Shakespeare, William – Titus Andronicus
  • Sophocles – Oedipus Rex
  • Spiegelman, Art – Maus 
  • Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men
  • Steinbeck, John – The Grapes of Wrath
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Takami, Koushun – Battle Royale 
  • Tartt, Donna – The Secret History
  • Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina
  • Tzu, Sun – The Art of War
  • Unknown – Beowulf
  • Voltaire – Candide
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – Slaughterhouse-Five 
  • Waters, Sarah – Fingersmith
  • Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine
  • Wharton, Edith – Ethan Frome
  • Wilde, Oscar – De Profundis
  • Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 
  • Yourcenar, Marguerite – Memoirs of Hadrian