Classics reading list

I love books. 
I love classics. 
Inspired by the Classics Club I have evolved a list of books which I want to have read by 2017. 
The ones in bold font I already possess :)
And the rest are future literary adventures in the land of classics still to be acquired....
The purple ones I have already finished.

Here is my list. I will read randomly.

I have also included a large part of German books, as it is my mother tongue and I do not know that many classics written by my fellow countrymen...

1. The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
2. Persuasion by Jane Austen
3. Middlemarch by George Eliot
4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5. A portrait of a Lady by Henry James
6. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare -- finished April 9, 2012
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoi
8. Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
9. Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg by Theodor Fontane
10. Irrungen, Wirrungen by Theodor Fontane
11. Frau Jenny Treibel by Theodor Fontane
12. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
13. Die Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
14. Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann
15. Die Raeuber by Friedrich Schiller
16. Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka
17. Das Schloss by Franz Kafka
18. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
19. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
20. Emma by Jane Austen
21. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
22. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
23. Krieg und Frieden by Leo Tolstoi
24. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
25. Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller
26. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
27. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Louis Carroll -- finished June 29, 2012
28. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
29. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
30. The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas
31. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse -- finished 27. May 2012
32. Der Goldne Topf by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
33. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevski
34. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
35. One work by Samuel Beckett, upon I still have to decide
36. L'Être et le néant by Jean Paul Sartre
37. Das Spiel ist aus by Jean Paul Sartre
38. Die feinen Unterschiede by Pierre Bourdieu
39. Le petit Prince by Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint-Exupéry
40. Der Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
41. Die Leiden des jungen Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
42. Woyzeck by Georg Buccaneer
43. Der Schimmerlreiter by Theodor Storm
44. Waverly by Walter Scott
45. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
46. Vanity Fair by William Makepiece Thakeray 
47. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell -- finished 31.March 2012
48. Diary of a Nobody by the Grossmith brothers
49. The time Machine by Herbert George Wells
50. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
51. The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling
52. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
53. The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway -- finished 2. May 2012
54. Max Havelaar - Multatuli

I have set myself the deadline to finish this list before March 13, 2017. However, I hope to get there even a little bit sooner. We shall see.

My reward? Anytime I am in a bookshop I am the weakest person ever. It is so difficult to decide on the books out of an "at-least-10-stack and just go for one or two. So, buying a new book, after I finished one is already reward enough annnd will provide me with a larger library, I find. If I come across another good idea to reward myself I will keep you posted here.

Also inspired? Here are the rules (short version):

The club basics:
  • choose 50+ classics
  • list them at your blog
  • choose a reading completion goal date up to five years in the future and note that date on your classics list of 50+ titles
  • come back here and link your classics list to this blog according to these instructions
  • write about each title on your list as you finish reading it, and link it to your main list
  • when you’ve written about every single title, come back here and reply to your initial comment when you joined, to let us know you won.

For more information pop over to the new host of the Classics Club here.

Come on, join in, it will be fun!