ETA: I reviewed this list, and I diversity-failed. I only have one woman writer on there. So I opened up the floor to my twitter feed for suggestions, and have revised the list.
September – Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert
October – The Matriarch by Witi Ihimaera
November – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
December – The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
January – Maurice by E M Forster
February – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
March – Love and Rockets by Gilbert Hernandez
April – Maus by Art Speigelman
May – The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
June – Waiting by Ha Jin
July – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
August – Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn
That's better. #diversityclassics
September to December's books fit in with my book-buying ban, because I already own them.
Wish me luck! :D