The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #24

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The Classics Spin #24

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before Sunday, August 9, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

On Sunday August 9, 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 September 30, 2020.

Here are 20 titles I have selected from my 2nd list of 50 classics. 
This time, I didn’t include any Japanese classics, preferring to read them during the next Japanese Literature Challenge.
I didn’t have time to participate in the Spin #23, so I’m really excited, especially seeing the diversity I have.

  1.         Laurence Sterne The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767)  
  2.         Xavier de Maistre Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre (1794)  
  3.         Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) = reread  
  4.         Machado de Assi Dom Casmurro (1899)  
  5.         Marcel Proust Days of Reading (1905)  
  6.         Robert Walser Jakob von Gunten (1909)  
  7.         A. A. Milne The Red House Mystery (1922)  
  8.         Edna Ferber* So Big (1924)  
  9.         Freeman Wills Crofts Inspector French’s Greatest Case (1924)  
  10.     Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky The Letter Killers Club (1926)  
  11.     Dorothy L. Sayers* Clouds of Witness (1926)  
  12.     Owen Barfield History in English Words (1926)  
  13.     Stefan Zweig Confusion (1927)  
  14.     Josephine Tey* The Man in the Queue (1929)  
  15.     Virginia Woolf* A Room of One’s Own (1929)  
  16.     Edmund Wilson Axel’s Castle: A Study of the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930 (1931)  
  17.     various authors The Floating Admiral (1931)  
  18.     Hermann Broch The Sleepwalkers (1932)  
  19.     George Orwell Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)  
  20.     Ngaio Marsh* A Man Lay Dead (1934)  

COME BACK ON MONDAY 10
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

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

  1. Interesting list. It’s funny, I’ve only read one of those books, the first one (The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman). I’m already looking forward to seeing which number will be chosen so I can find out which book from my list I’m going to read next (not that I don’t have anything else to read, LOL).

    Happy Reading.

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  2. I’ve read The Red House Mystery, which I really enjoyed, and A Man Lay Dead, which is definitely not my favorite of Marsh’s. I hope you enjoy whatever the spin lands on.

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  3. I’ve read The Man in the Queue and I think A Room of One’s Own but it was so long ago I remember nothing about it. Great list! I’ve seen Tristram Shandy on another list too and I have it in the pipeline.

    Is Cyrano de Bergerac funny? I haven’t read the original but I read a children’s version of it once and laughed myself silly. I’ve always wondered if the original would be as amusing.

    In any case, have a great spin! I’m excited to see what you get!

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  4. Looks like we both ended up with long books this time around. My spin novel is From Here to Eternity by James Jones which is over 800 pages. I’m currently reading Forever Amber by Kathleen Windsor (972 pages), so it looks like I’ll be in Big Book Land for a while. Hope you enjoy The Sleepwalkers. I’ve never read it and look forward to hearing about it.

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