The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #20

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

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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Nonfiction November 2018: New on my TBR

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As every year, a bunch of really cool bloggers are co-hosting Nonfiction November.

Here is the topic for week 5:

NEW TO MY TBR

Hosted by Dewing Dewey

It’s been a month full of amazing nonfiction books!
Which ones have made it onto your TBR?
Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book

Here are the nonfiction books (19!!) I discovered this month and have added to my TBR, with the name of the blogger I found it in – some may not be participants in Nonfiction November:

Found in 13 book blogs:
– by alphabetical order of the blog name.
If the book was found on that blog, the link goes directly to it.
If the book was found in a comment made by that blogger on my site, the link lands on their homepage.

Bookgirl’s Nightstand:
How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America, by  Andrés Neuman

BooksPlease:
Jacob’s Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading, by Susan Hill

Brona’s Books:
Books that Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure, bMichael McGirr

Buried in Print:
Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting and Living with Booksby Michael Dirda

My French Quest: Literary France:
The Making of a Cultureby Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

NancyElin:
Psychanalyse de Victor Hugo, by Baudouin Charles

Reading With Jade: – bravo to her, 3 books from her blog!
Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computerby  Wendell Berry
Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape, by Oliver Tearle
The Joy of Forest Bathing: The Mysterious Japanese Art of Shinrin-Yoku, by Melanie Choukas-Bradley

The Content Reader:
The Uses of Literatureby Italo Calvino

The Emerald City:
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetryby Gregory Orr

The Great Morrisson Migration:
The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, by Deborah Blum

The Literary Saloon:
The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, by Maya Jasanoff

Typings:
Bookshops: A Reader’s History, by Jorge Carrión
The Courage to Createby Rollo May

What’s Nonfiction?:
The Lady in the Cellar: Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury, by Sinclair McKay

Found in an ad on my browser:
because of my review of Margalit Fox’s book on Conan Doyle!:
Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals about the Mind, by Margalit Fox

Found in Edelweiss catalogue:
Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think, by James Vlahos

Found on Book Page:
Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live, by Rob Dunn

It was actually a good exercise to keep track of the source. I had started doing this a bit on Goodreads, adding it as a comment, I need to do this more.

Thanks to all my fellow book bloggers who gave me the idea to read the books above listed.

WHAT GREAT NONFICTION BOOK
HAVE YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR?

 

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The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #19

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

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:

  1. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  2. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  3. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  4. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
  5. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  6. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
  7. Kusamakura, by Natsume Soseki
  8. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  9. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  10. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  11. Satantango, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  12. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  13. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  14. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  15. The Dream  of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
  16. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  17. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  18. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  19. Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
  20. We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin

COME BACK ON NOV 29
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

 

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