WEM Project

Couple months ago I read about WEM Project at Fanda's Blog and I feel challenged to be able to start the same project for myself. Well Educated Mind is a guide to classical education, developed by Susan Wise Bauer. I never learn about Literature officially, so this  project is like an exercise for me. WEM suggested 150 classic books related to a specific era of literature, but I have picked 25 books that I planned to read.  I didn't specify any time target for this project, I don't read them in certain order and I might update the list at anytime.

Here are the books:
  1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
  3. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (re-read)
  5. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (re-read)
  7. The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  8. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  9. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  10. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  11. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  12. The Return of the Natives by Thomas Hardy
  13. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  14. Huckeberry Fin by Mark Twain
  15. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  16. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  17. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  18. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  19. Native Son by Richard Wright
  20. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  21. 1984 by George Orwell
  22. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  23. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  24. Hamlet by Shakespeare
  25. Germinal by Emile Zola


  1. Good luck with your new project! ;)
    There are 2 of them which is not in the originally list: Our Mutual Friend (I think you've meant to put Oliver Twist :D) and Germinal, did you put them on purpose?
    There are books which I'm planning to read next year: Don Quixote on March, House of Mirth on August and Jane Eyre on Nov. Care to read along?...or maybe I should have said...work along? ;)

    1. Actually i purposely put them on the list because i think they are classic too, isn't that okay? how do you think?

    2. Btw, lets work together..i am planning my reading schedule for next year, so I'll try to adjust my schedule to meet yours so we can read those books together..thank you mba fanda :)

  2. It's always great to see other readers taking up the WEM list. That's so cool. I started a few years ago, and I am just now getting into the bios. Good luck!

    1. I started this project at the end of last year, but so far it's pretty difficult for me to catch up with the list, but I still working on it :)