We have another Spin in the works from the Classics Club and I’m joining in right under the wire! I’m happy to report that I did finish my book for the last spin, Lord of the Flies in spite of not reviewing it yet. Hopefully I can repeat that performance!
- 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, the Classics Club will 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 June 1st.
- Crime and Punishment (1866) – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- News from Nowhere (1890) – William Morris
- Great Expectations (1860/61) – Charles Dickens
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) – Victor Hugo
- Kidnapped (1886) – Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Romance of Tristan (c. 12th century) – Beroul
- Shirley (1849) – Charlotte Brontë
- Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1607-1608) – William Shakespeare
- 1984 (1949) – George Orwell
- One Day in the LIfe of Ivan Denisovitch (1962) – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
- Tevye the Dairyman and Moti the Cantor’s Son (1894) – Sholem Aleichem
- Heptaméron (1558) – Marguerite of Navarre
- The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) – Ann Radcliffe
- Gorgias (382 B.C.) – Plato
- The History of the Kings of Britain (1136) – Geoffrey Monmouth
- The Stranger (1942) – Albert Camus
- The Faerie Queene (1590-1596) – Edmund Spenser
- Revelations of Divine Love (1395) – Julian of Norwich
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) – Jules Verne
- Bleak House (1852/53) – Charles Dickens
Oooo, what a great draw! If I get The Faerie Queene I might expire in a dead faint, but otherwise, any of these books would be welcome. I’m especially drawn to Bleak House (I’ve heard it’s excellent), One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch, The Mysteries of Udolpho (reading it now) and Crime and Punishment (time for another Dostoyevsky!).
Are there any books on my list that you can particularly recommend? And what about you? Are you joining in the Classics Club Spin?