The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #20

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The Classics Spin #20

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before next Monday, Monday 22, 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 Monday 22nd April, 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 31st May, 2019.

So here are my 20 books:

  1. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  2. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  4. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  5. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  6. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  7. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  8. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  9. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  10. Satantango, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  11. We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  12. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  13. Le dictionnaires des idées reçues, by Gustave Flaubert
  14. The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole
  15. North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  16. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  17. Xingu, by Edith Wharton
  18. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
  19. The Dream  of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
  20. Kusamakura, by Natsume Soseki

COME BACK ON APRIL 22
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

 

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25 thoughts on “The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #20

  1. I’ve put my author bio’s of Woolf & Gaskell in the same number position as your novels by these authors, so if we spin 8 or 15 we have an almost shared reading experience 🙂

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  2. Oh, so many good ones! I loved To The Lighthouse. The Castle of Otranto I laughed my way through but I’m not sure if that was the hoped for effect, lol! Have a great spin and enjoy all the snow I see on Instagram!

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  3. The Baron In The Trees is one of my all-time favorite books, so in a way I’m hoping you get that. But I followed Brona’s example & put my Woolf book (The Waves) in slot 8, so that would be fun, too.

    It looks like a very fun list.

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  4. Travels with Charley is just wonderful, it was my first Steinbeck and I’ve loved nearly all of his other novels so far. North and South is also excellent, and Xingu is HILARIOUS — Edith Wharton wrote so many great stories! Good luck with your spin pick!

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  5. What a great list! I didn’t put The Sound and the Fury on mine, but I can’t wait to read it. (I really liked As I Lay Dying.) North and South is one of my favorite books, and Castle of Otranto was such a fun, quick read, so both would make good spin reads. I hope you get one you love!

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  6. Thank you so much for this. Your blog always inspires me. I love classics and read them constantly, From your list I have read #s 2, 8, 9, 12, and 19, all worthwile reads.

    So, I really had to join your challenge because while I read many classic books all year long, I feel there are never enough. I have read four classics this year but they are all more than a hundred years old, three more are older than fifty yeras.

    Here is my post.

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  7. Pingback: The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #20 | Words And Peace

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