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Completed Classics

1. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1678) completed February 2017
2. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton (1950) completed April 2017
3. Three Treatises by Martin Luther (1520) (completed January 2017)
4. Basic Christianity by John R.W. Stott (completed June 2017)
5. Reformation Heritage Study Bible -- King James Version (notes 2014) (completed June 2017)
6. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1880) (completed January 2017)
7. Everyman, Anonymous (1520?) (completed December 2016)
8. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1908) Completed September 2017
9. Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot (1935) --Completed March 2017
10.  The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder (1954)-- Completed November 2016
11. The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder (1942) Completed March 2017
12. Our Town by Thornton Wilder (1938) -- Completed December 2016
13. The Kellys and O'Kellys by Anthony Trollope (1848) -- completed January 2017
14. The Macdermots of Ballycloran. Anthony Trollope. (1847) (completed January 2017)
15. A Child's Geography of the World (1929/1951) -- Completed November 2016
16. Watch and Ward by Henry James (1871) (completed January 2017)
17. Roderick Hudson by Henry James (1875) completed January 2017 
18. La Vendee by Anthony Trollope (1855) completed February 2017
19. The American. Henry James. 1877. Completed February 2017
20. The Europeans. Henry James. 1878.  Completed February 2017 
21. Twelve Angry Men. Reginald Rose. 1954. Completed February 2017
22. Confidence. Henry James. 1879. Completed March 2017
23. Washington Square. Henry James. 1880 Completed April 2017
24. The Portrait of a Lady. Henry James. 1881. Completed June 2017
25. The Three Clerks. Anthony Trollope. 1858. Completed April 2017
26. Doctor Thorne. Anthony Trollope 1858. Completed May 2017
27. The Bertrams. Anthony Trollope. 1859. Completed June 2017
28. Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens. 1838. Completed May 2017
29. Camille. Alexandre Dumas, fils. 1848. Completed July 2017 
30. Great Expectations. Charles Dickens. 1860. Completed August 2017.

Bibles and Devotionals
  1. CSB Spurgeon Study Bible
  2. KJV Matthew Henry Study Bible
  3. ASV American Standard Version, 1901 
  4. Tyndale New Testament (1534, modern spelling edition, 1989)
  5. My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers. 1926.
Christian Nonfiction
  1. Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot (1956)
  2. Commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther
  3. Commentary on Romans by Martin Luther
  4. The Sword of the Wicked. Richard Sibbes.
  5. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.
  6. Real Christianity by William Wilberforce.
  7. Grace and Glory by Geerhardus Vos.
  8. Christianity and Liberalism. J. Gresham Machen.
  9. Faith & Life. B.B. Warfield.
  10. The Way of Life. Charles Hodge.
Fiction
  1. Arabian Nights, Anonymous (800)
  2. Don Quixote. Miguel de Cervantes. 1605.
  3. The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1610)
  4. Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe. 1719.
  5. Clarissa. Samuel Richardson. 1748.
  6. Evelina. Fanny Burney. 1778.
  7. Cecilia. Fanny Burney. 1782. 
  8. Belinda. Maria Edgeworth. 1801.
  9. Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (1831)
  10. Deerbrook. Harriet Martineau. 1839. 
  11. Old Curiosity Shop. Charles Dickens. 1840-41.
  12. Barnaby Rudge. Charles Dickens. 1841.
  13. Martin Chuzzlewit. Charles Dickens. 1842-44.
  14. The Three Musketeers. Alexandre Dumas. Richard Pevear, translator. 1844/2006.
  15. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery (1847)
  16. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte (1849)
  17. Basil. Wilkie Collins. 1852. 
  18. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)
  19. Villette by Charlotte Bronte (1853)
  20. The Dead Secret. Wilkie Collins. 1856. 
  21. Adam Bede. George Eliot. 1859. 
  22. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo, translated by Julie Rose. 1862/2008.
  23. Sylvia's Lovers. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1863.
  24. Doctor's Family. Margaret Oliphant. 1863. 
  25. The Perpetual Curate. Margaret Oliphant. 1864.
  26. Wives and Daughters. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1865.
  27. Miss Marjoribanks. Margaret Oliphant. 1866.
  28. Crime and Punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 1866.
  29. The Idiot. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 1869.
  30. Demons. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 1872.
  31. Miss or Mrs. Wilkie Collins. 1873.
  32. The New Magdalen. Wilkie Collins. 1873.
  33. Phoebe Junior. Margaret Oliphant. 1876. 
  34. Hester by Margaret Oliphant (1883)
  35. Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. 1900.
  36. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy (1921)
  37. Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (1922)
  38. The Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim (1922)
  39. Show Boat by Edna Ferber (1926) 
  40. Dynasty of Death. Taylor Caldwell. 1938.
  41. Yankee Stranger. Elswyth Thane. 1944.
  42. Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Jr. (1948)
  43. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, translated into modern English prose. R.M. Lumiansky. 1948.
  44. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952)
  45. Tender Victory. Taylor Caldwell. 1956.
  46. The Sound of Thunder. Taylor Caldwell. 1957. 
  47. Dear and Glorious Physician. Taylor Caldwell. 1958. 
  48. Prologue to Love. Taylor Caldwell. 1961.
  49. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1963)
  50. Testimony of Two Men. Taylor Caldwell. 1968.
  51. Cancer Ward. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. (1969) 
  52. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (1970) 
  53. Great Lion of God. Taylor Caldwell. 1970.
  54. August 1914. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. (1971) 
  55. Captains and Kings. Taylor Caldwell. 1972.
Anthony Trollope In Chronological Order
  1. Castle Richmond. Anthony Trollope. 1860.
  2. Framley Parsonage. Anthony Trollope. 1861.
  3. The Struggles of Brown, Jones & Robinson. Anthony Trollope 1862  
  4. Orley Farm. Anthony Trollope. 1862 
  5. Rachel Ray. Anthony Trollope. 1863
  6. The Small House at Allington. Anthony Trollope. 1864.
  7. Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope. 1865.
  8. Miss MacKenzie. Anthony Trollope. 1865
  9. The Belton Estate. Anthony Trollope. 1866.
  10. The Last Chronicle of Barset. 1867.  
  11. The Claverings. Anthony Trollope. 1867
  12. Nina Balatka. Anthony Trollope. 1867. 
  13. Linda Tressel. Anthony Trollope. 1868. 
  14. Phineas Finn. Anthony Trollope. 1869.  
  15. He Knew He Was Right. Anthony Trollope. 1869. 
  16. The Vicar of Bullhampton. Anthony Trollope. 1870. 
  17. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite. Anthony Trollope. 1871.
  18. Ralph the Heir. Anthony Trollope. 1871. 
  19. The Golden Lion of Granpere. Anthony Trollope. 1872.
  20. The Eustace Diamonds. Anthony Trollope 1873.
  21.  Harry Heathcote of Gangoil. Anthony Trollope. 1874.
  22.  Lady Anna. Anthony Trollope. 1874.
  23. Phineas Redux. Anthony Trollope. 1874.
  24. The Way We Live Now. Anthony Trollope 1875.  
  25. The Prime Minister. Anthony Trollope. 1876. 
  26. The American Senator. Anthony Trollope. 1877.
  27. Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope. 1878
  28. John Caldigate. Anthony Trollope. 1879.
  29. An Eye for An Eye. Anthony Trollope. 1879.
  30. Cousin Henry. Anthony Trollope. 1879. 
  31. The Duke's Children. Anthony Trollope. 1880.
  32. Ayala's Angel. Anthony Trollope. 1881.
  33. Doctor Wortle's School. Anthony Trollope. 1881. 
  34. The Fixed Period. Anthony Trollope. 1882.
  35. Kept in the Dark. Anthony Trollope. 1882.
  36. Marion Fay. Anthony Trollope. 1882.
  37. Mr. Scarborough's Family. Anthony Trollope. 1883.
  38. The Landleaguers. Anthony Trollope. 1883.
  39.  An Old Man's Love. Anthony Trollope. 1884.
Henry James in Chronological Order
  1. Bostonians. Henry James. 1886.
  2. The Princess Casamassima. Henry James. 1886.
  3. The Reverberator. Henry James. 1888.
  4. The Tragic Muse. Henry James. 1890.
  5. The Other House. Henry James. 1896.
  6. The Spoils of Pynton. Henry James. 1897.
  7. What Maisie Knew. Henry James. 1897.
  8. The Awkward Age. Henry James. 1899.
  9. The Sacred Fount. Henry James. 1901.
  10. The Wings of the Dove. Henry James. 1902.
  11. The Ambassadors. Henry James. 1903.
E. Nesbit Reading Project (began in 2014)
  1. The Wonderful Garden 1911.
  2. Wet Magic 1913.
  3. Five of Us and Madeline. 1925.
  4. The Prophet's Mantle. 1885.
  5. The Red House. 1902.
  6. The Incomplete Amorist 1906.
  7. Salome and the Head (The House With No Address) 1909.
  8. Daphne in Fitzroy Street. 1909.
  9. Dormant (Rose Royal) 1911.
  10. The Incredible Honeymoon. 1916.
  11. The Lark. 1922
  12. Grim Tales. 1893.
  13. Pussy and Doggy Tales. 1895.
  14. In Homespun. 1896.
  15. Royal Children of English History. 1897.
  16. The Children's Shakespeare. 1897.
  17. The Book of Dragons. 1901.
  18. The Literary Sense. 1903.
  19. Oswald Bastable and Others. 1905.
  20. Man and Maid. 1906.
  21. The Magic World. 1912

Nonfiction:
  1. The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (1138)
  2. Domestic Manners of the Americans. Frances Trollope. 1832.  
  3. The Innocents Abroad. Mark Twain. 1869.
  4. The Story of My Life. Helen Keller. 1902.  
  5. Brave Men by Ernie Pyle (1944)
  6. Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall (1955)  
  7. The New World by Winston Churchill (1956)
  8. The Age of Revolution by Winston Churchill (1957)


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1 comments:

Jillian 9:55 AM  

The Portrait of a Lady. That is all. :) (Okay, also Villette!)

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