It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in a Classics Club spin. I think the last one I participated in was #14 and it was a dismal failure which made me realize that I simply don’t have time to read the way I used to. So I stopped. However, with my new Classics Club list up, I really need to start to focus on some of these books before it’s too late. So here I am again, hoping for success.
That said, I’m scared. I have quite a few huge classics on the list (please DO NOT let me spin The Faerie Queene!) and I just don’t think I can handle one of them at the moment. So it will be a gamble. Can I spin something shorter and slightly easier to read?
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club list.
- Post that list, numbered 1 – 20, on your blog by next Monday.
- Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1 – 20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by May 31st.
- The Prince (1513) – Niccolo Machiavelli
- Great Expectations (1860/61) – Charles Dickens
- The Decameron (1353) – Giovanni Boccaccio
- Tom Sawyer (1876) – Mark Twain
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) – Jules Verne
- The Lord of the Flies (1954) – William Golding
- Huckleberry Finn (1884) – Mark Twain
- Ivanhoe (1820) – Sir Walter Scott
- Dead Souls (1842) – Nikolai Gogol
- Moby Dick (1851) – Herman Melville
- Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532-1564) – François Rabelais
- On the Imitation of Christ (1418-1427) – Thomas à Kempis
- Mary Barton (1848) – Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Good Soldier Svejk (1923) – Jaroslav Hasek
- Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1607-1608) – William Shakespeare
- The City of God (426) – Augustine
- The Professor (1857) – Charlotte Brontë
- Tevye the Dairyman and Moti the Cantor’s Son (1894) – Sholem Aleichem
- A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1775) – Samuel Johnson
- The Mill on the Floss (1860) – George Eliot
Well, even though there are some tomes on this list, I’m kind of liking it. Wish me lots of spinning luck! 🙂