UPDATE - the club has grown so much it now has its own blog.
I will give myself the maximum time (5 years) to read the list below.
I don't plan to give myself prizes for certain milestones, rather my rewards will come when I read a reference to a book like War and Peace (which I haven't read yet but seems like everyone else has) and I can say to myself, Yes, I've read that too.
The number in parenthesis is the rating given to the book. I use the Goodreads system.
1 - didn't like it
2 - it was ok
3 - liked it
4 - really liked it
5 - it was amazing
Bibliography from the audio course: Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition by various professors. Note: I will be adding to this list as I slowly listen to all seven parts.
- Aeschylus I and II: The Complete Greek Tragedies
- by Aeschylus ed by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.
- Euripides I - V: The Complete Greek Tragedies by Euripides ed David Grene and Richmond Lattimore.
- The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by Andrew George.
- The Iliad by Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore - read March 2012 (5). See post on Josh's blog.
- The Odyssey by Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore - read April 2012 (5)
- Greek Lyric: An Anthology in Translation by Andrew W. Miller. Includes works by Alcaeus, Archilochus, Anacreon, Sappho and Pindar. Prof. V says this is "readable and accurate".
- The Complete Plays of Sophocles translated by Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb.
- Ajax - read Feb 2012 (4)
- Electra - read March 2012 (4)
- Oedipus the King - read July 2012 (4)
- Antigone - read July 2012 (4)
- Trachinian Women
- Oedipus at Colonus.
- The Aeneid by Virgil translated by Robert Fitzgerald (1984) - read July 2012
- Metamorphoses by Ovid translated by Charles Martin (1999)
- The Golden Ass by Apuleius translated by P.G Walsh (1999)
- Confessions by Augustine translated by R.S. Pine-Coffin (1961)
Bibliography from the audio course: The English Novel by Professor Tim Spurgin
- Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood
- Clarissa by Samuel Richardson (divided into 9 ibook volumes) Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3,
- Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
- Tristam Shandy by Laurence Sterne
- Evelina by Frances Burney
- The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - already read
- Emma by Jane Austen - already read
- Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
- Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
- The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
- Lost Illusions by Honore de Balzac
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Bleak House by Charles Dickens
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- "The Art of Fiction" by Henry James
- Germinal by Emile Zola
- Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
- "Candor In English Fiction" by Thomas Hardy
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- The Ambassadors by Henry James
- Howard's End by E.M. Forster
- Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
- Dubliners by James Joyce
- The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
- The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
- Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
- The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
- Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
- Henry V
- Antony and Cleopatra - read August 2012 (4)
- Richard III
- King Lear
- Othello - read in July 2012 (4)
- Hamlet - read March 2012 (5). See two posts on Josh's blog: Death, Grief and Suicide in Hamlet Part I and Part II.
- Julius Caesar - read August 2012 (4)
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - read May 2012 (5)
- Oroonoko by Aphra Behn - read June 2012 (5)
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - read June 2012 (5)
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway - read July 2012 (4)
- A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf - read May 2012 (4)
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac - read August 2012 (3)