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The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #15

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #15

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before next Friday, March 10th, 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 in March & April. (Details follow.) 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 Friday, 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 May 1, 2017. We’ll check in here in May to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

So here are my 20 books:

  1. The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon
  2. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  3. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  4. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
  5. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
  6. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  7. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  8. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  9. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  10. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  11. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  12. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  13. My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier
  14. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  15. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  17. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  18. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  19. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  20. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig

COME BACK ON MARCH 10
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON

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Year of reading 2016 – my top 12

 

Year of reading 2016
Part 1
My top 12

To follow my tradition, here is part 1 of my yearly recap.
There will be a total of 3 parts:

  1. my favorites, with my usual categories, see here below

  2. my stats

  3. my fun list with titles

I only finished 95 this year, so I had to leave a couple of categories blank.
My final choice is based on the quality of the book, on how it resonated with me and my own experience, and on how it stayed with me. Some of these books may actually have got only 4 out 5 Eiffel Towers at the time I read them.

MY FAVORITES

click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet

PRINT COPIES

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
fairy-tales The Sword of the Maiden the-only-street-in-paris pars-vite-et-reviens-tard

EBOOKS

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
The Sacred Combe Time And Regret Complete Review Guide michaelangelos-ghost

AUDIOBOOKS

Fiction Mystery
the-martian-chronicles How the Light Gets In


OTHER

CHILDREN BOOK

home-of-the-brave

SPIRITUAL BOOK

Toward the endless day

BOOK COVER

Sleeping giants

DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITES
IN COMMON WITH MINE?

MORE FUN RECAP TOMORROW!

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!

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Book Review: The Martian Chronicles

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The Martian Chronicles

Author:
Ray Bradbury
Narrator:
Mark Boyett

Published in:
1949

Length:
7h43
Brilliance Audio

Genre:
Classics
Science-Fiction

 

Goodreads

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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I had only read one book by this prolific author, Fahrenheit 451, so it was time to try another one. I decided to listen to The Martian Chronicles.

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