Classics Club List Update

As noted in this post, I ended up DNFing the very first book I tried to read off of my Classics Club Challenge list.  This presented me with the dilemma of whether or not to replace the book with something else or just cross it off the list.  In the end, I decided to create a list of alternate books.  In the event that I don’t read a given book on the original TBR, I will note that on the original list and read a book off the alternate list in its stead.

I also decided that the British Crime Classics are not really worthy of inclusion in this list.  I am going to remove them from the list and add 10 other classics.

Here is the list of 10 alternates:

The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
Evelina by Fanny Burney
The Mysteries of Udolpho  by Ann Radcliff
Wilderness and the American Mind by Roderick Nash
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie

Here is the list of 10 replacements for the British Crime Classics:

Laughing Boy by Oliver LaFarge
A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird
The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers


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