The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #16

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #16

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before next Friday, November 17th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the year. Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, re-reads, ancients — whatever you choose.)

On Friday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by Dec 31, 2017. We’ll check in here in January to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

So here are my 20 books:

  1. The Poisoned Crown, by Maurice Druon
  2. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  3. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  4. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
  5. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
  6. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  7. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  8. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  9. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  10. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  11. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  12. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  14. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  15. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  16. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  17. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
  18. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
  19. Paradise Regained, by John Milton
  20. We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin

 

COME BACK ON NOVEMBER 18
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

 

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24 thoughts on “The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #16

    • The Poisoned Crown is volume 3 in the famous historical fiction series by French Maurice Druon (1918-2009), entitles The Accursed Kings. Harper has recently republished the 7 volumes in English translation

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  1. I just started reading some of Dorothy Sayers this year and will need to add Whose Body? to my list…I read her short essays and those were good. Excited for Nov. 17th!

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  2. Great list! I see we share The Sound and the Fury. However, seeing your list I’m almost rooting for #3, as I simply loved The Moonstone. Whichever it is, I hope you enjoy.

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  3. That is an interesting list. I’ve only read numbers 2, 3, 12, 13, 15 and 16. I enjoyed them all but To the Lighthouse was my least favourite. When I finished Travels with Charley, Steinbeck felt like a friend.

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