The Classics Club
The Classics Spin #21
Time for a new spin!
At your blog, before next Monday, Monday 23, 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 September 23, 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 October 21, 2019.
I have just started my 2nd list of 50 classics, so I’m just picking the 20 oldest books on my list.
Some are quite long, like #1, some short:
|1||Laurence Sterne||The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767)|
|2||Xavier de Maistre||Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre (1794)|
|3||Edgar Allan Poe||The Masque of the Red Death (1842)|
|4||Henry David Thoreau||Civil Disobedience (1849)|
|5||Nikolai Leskov||On the Edge of the World (1875)|
|6||Robert Louis Stevenson||Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879)|
|7||Fergus Hume||The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886)|
|8||Edmond Rostand||Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) = reread|
|9||Machado de Assi||Dom Casmurro (1899)|
|10||Marcel Proust||Days of Reading (1905)|
|11||Natsume Soseki||Kusamakura (1906)|
|12||Kakuzo Okakura||The Book of Tea (1906)|
|13||Natsume Soseki||Sanshirō (1908)|
|14||Natsume Soseki||The Miner (1908)|
|15||Robert Walser||Jakob von Gunten (1909)|
|16||Natsume Soseki||To the Spring Equinox and Beyond (1910)|
|17||Natsume Soseki||The Gate (1910)|
|18||Marie Belloc Lowndes||The Lodger (1913)|
|19||Christopher Morley||Parnassus on Wheels (1917)|
|20||Jun’ichiro Tanizaki||Devils in Daylight (1918)|
COME BACK ON SEPTEMBER 23
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?