The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #31

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The Classics Club
2022-2027

The Classics Spin #31

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before Sunday, September 18, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

On Sunday September 19, 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 30, 2022.

Here are 20 titles I have selected from my brand new 4th list of 150 classics.
In this list of 20, I have included books on my physical book shelves (pink), 3 books I’d like to read for The 1929 Club, and the rest is mostly novellas I’d like to read for Novellas in November.

1 Edgar Allan Poe Major Tales (1849)
2 Rainer Maria Rilke Selected Poems (1899-1926)
3 Upton Sinclair The Jungle (1906)
4 James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
5 Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway (1925)
6 MIchel Tournier Vendredi (1969)
7 William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury (1929)
8 Anthony Berkeley The Piccadilly Murder (1929)
9 Ellery Queen The Roman Hat Mystery (1929)
10 George Eliot The Lifted Veil (1859)
11 Paul Gallico The Snow Goose (1941)
12 Nikolai Leskov Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1865)
13 John Buchan The 39 Steps (1915)
14 Italo Calvino The Cloven Viscount (1952)
15 Rudolph Fisher The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem (1932)
16 Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep (1939)
17 Henry Van Dyke The Story of the Other Wise Man (1895)
18 Adolfo Bioy Casares Where There’s Love, There’s Hate (1946)
19 Mikhail Bulgakov A Dog’s Heart (1925)
20 Alexander Grin Scarlet Sails (1922)

COME BACK ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR OWN LIST!

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

Throwback Thursday: April-May 2012

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Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago
(my blog was born on September 29, 2010)
following the idea I found at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog
(click on this link or the logo to see where the idea started from,
and to post the link to your own post).

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Today, I’m revisiting April-May 2012.
I took a long trip in France in April 2012, so I only posted once.

In May 2012, I published 20 posts, 6 of these were reviews. Others were book memes, picture memes, and posts on my French trip.

Of these books, here is the one that received most views:

Click on the covers to know more

The Forgotten Garden

This was my discovery of Kate Morton, and I ended up reading all her other books after that.
This is one of the rare audiobooks (the only one maybe even) I found so captivating that I ended up just sitting on the couch to finish it. I usually only listen to audiobooks while doing chores around the house.
It’s also the only audiobook I bought a print copy after listening to it!

Two other books were important for me that month:

  the secret garden  if on a winter's night

Check on the covers to know more why I consider them so important.
Briefly here:
The Secret Garden is a magical classic, that inspired The Forgotten Garden, mentioned here above.
As for Italo Calvino‘s book, I discovered with this stunning book he was a major author of the Oulipo movement (which has mostly French authors).
Since then, I have read other books by Calvino, and I have launched into teaching myself Italian, just for the pleasure to read him in Italian!

So I can only conclude that May 2012 was a very important month of discoveries for me.

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST
My next post on this meme will be on August 4

The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #30

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The Classics Club
2020-2025

The Classics Spin #30

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before Sunday, June 12, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

On Sunday June 12, 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 August 7, 2022.

Here are 20 titles I have selected from my 3rd list of 50 classics.
It might indeed be a challenge, as I made a list not counting any of the 20 books I’m supposed to read for the 20 books of summer challenge.

1 Antal Szerb Journey by Moonlight (1937)
2 Antal Szerb The Pendragon Legend (1934)
3 Charles Williams Descent into Hell (1937)
4 Colette Sido
5 Cornell Woolrich The Bride Wore Black (1940)
6 Daphne du Maurier* Jamaica Inn (1935)
7 Eric Ambler Epitaph for a Spy (1938)
8 Freeman Wills Crofts Inspector French’s Greatest Case (1924)
9 George Orwell Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)
10 Italo Calvino The Baron in the Trees
11 Jean Giono Le chant du monde (1934)
12 Machado de Assi Dom Casmurro (1899)
13 Marcel Allain Fantômas
14 R. C. Sherriff The Hopkins Manuscript (1939)
15 Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep (1939)
16 Rex Stout Fer-de-Lance (1934)
17 Robert Walser Jakob von Gunten (1909)
18 Sinclair Lewis It Can’t Happen Here (1935)
19 Stefan Zweig Confusion (1927)
20 various authors The Floating Admiral (1931)

COME BACK ON MONDAY JUNE 13
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE