The Classics Club 2019-2024

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The Classics Club
September 7, 2019 – September 7, 2024

I’m totally thrilled to present to you my 2nd list of 50 titles for The Classics Club.

Yes, I managed to read/listen to 50 books in actually 4 years. See my first list here.
I’m very far from having reviewed them all, but I plan to do more reviews on these, and hopefully a few recap videos.

Here is my new table, with color codes for nonfiction, mystery, and Japanese, 3 prominent categories. I will obviously update the table as I go along.

How did I come up with these titles?
Simple: I opened my To-Be-Read Goodreads shelf, and put them in order of publication, and I picked the 50 oldest titles! Those are titles I added there along the years. I believe only Cyrano will be a re-read.

I’m curious:

  1. How many of these have you read?
  2. Which one/ones is/are your favorite?

Club hashtags on Twitter:

OUT OF THESE 50 TITLES
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

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The top 8 books to read in September 2019

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in September 2019

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

    Quichotte

Into The Night

Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. This is book 1 in the series, as Father Leonid is the one who revived the practice of eldership in that monastery and made it blossom again.

Quichotte
Having just finished reading Don Quixote, I couldn’t resist but jump on the opportunity to read this one, especially as I hadn’t yet read any book by Salman Rushdie.

Into The Night
I just discovered Sarah Bailey, thanks to a blogger’s recommendation. Having read and joyed The Dark Lake, I want to read next one in the series.

READING NEXT

Secret Agent Brainteasers Civilizations

La grande escapade

Secret Agent Brainteasers
I requested several books in the Spring, but never got a chance to read them because of all my readings for MBI2019. So I’m trying to catch up. This one sounds really fun, and I should be able to finally read it this month.

Civilizations
I just realized Laurent Binet has a new book out. I enjoyed so much The Seventh Function of Language and HHhH!

La grande escapade
Bondel is another author I have recently enjoyed, with The 6:41 to Paris, and Exposed.

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

        Solaris Childhoods End

Solaris
I recently watched the movie, and then realized it was on my classic list.
I found an excellent audiobook recording on youtube. Did you know there are more and more audiobooks there? The narrator is so good at doing Snaut, just as maniac as the actor in the movie.

Now, this is the big announcement: Solaris is my 50th classic, to be done with my first list of 50 titles for Classics Club! I actually read them not in 5 years as requested, but in 4!
I can’t wait to show you my new list of 50 titles. Yes, of course I’m going to start a second list!

Childhood’s End
Another classic scifi. It’s actually on my list of alternates for my 2nd list of 50 classics for Classics Club.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

And the upcoming treat: you may have noticed yesterday, that I now have 4,894 subscribers. There will be a surprise sent to my 5,000th subscriber and a giveaway for all of you who have been following me before today!

PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER

  • Reveal my 2nd list of 50 titles for Classics Club!
  • Reveal an award I recently received!
  • Post an interview with Silvia on Don Quixote!
  • Finish editing my Authors’ page

Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER?

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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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