The Classics Club
The Classics Spin #19
Time for a new spin!
At your blog, before next Tuesday, November 27, 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 Tuesday, 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 January 31. We’ll check in here on January 31 to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!
So here are my 20 books:
- A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
- A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
- Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
- Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
- Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
- Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
- Kusamakura, by Natsume Soseki
- Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
- Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
- Satantango, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
- Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
- Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
- The Dream of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
- The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
- To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
- Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
- Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
- We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin
COME BACK ON NOV 29
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?
Unusual list with so many translated novels! The Michel Tournier title caught my eye. He’s a new author for me, but he has some very interesting sounding books. Thanks.
Yes, I love Tournier’s writing!
I always love to see what you are reading. There are at least five of these that I have never heard of (#5-7, #10-11). I’m curious about them. I should look them up.
they are all translated from other languages: French, Japanese, Russian, and Hungarian. All famous authors there
A varied list indeed. Some of my favourites there, like Hemingway, Williams, Woolf and Steinbeck. Enjoy, hope you get one that you like.
thanks, you too – just left a comment at your place
I’m curious about Satantango and haven’t read it so that would be nice. Of the ones I have read, The Baron In The Trees is one of my absolute favorite books so that would be fun.
I would definitely like to get Calvino, I’ve liked so much his other books I read
I just finished Dream of the Red Chamber this month. It was a challenge, but worth it. Enjoy.
yes, I’m curious about this one