The Classics Club Spin #25 has arrived and I’ve decided to jump right in and participate. With my reduced reading time, I wonder why, but I did finish my #23 spin and might even have finished my #24 spin if I didn’t misplace the book. 🙄 In any case, here we go again.
- 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 Sunday.
- Sunday 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 they announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by January 30th 2021.
- Tevye the Dairyman and Moti the Cantor’s Son (1894) – Sholem Aleichem
- Dead Souls (1842) – Nikolai Gogol
- 1984 (1949) – George Orwell
- Troilus & Criseyde (1382-86) – Geoffrey Chaucer
- On The Good Life (75 – 71 B.C.) – Marcus Tullius Cicero
- The Mill on the Floss (1860) – George Eliot
- The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) – James Boswell
- On the Imitation of Christ (1418-1427) – Thomas à Kempis
- The Consolation of Philosophy (524) – Boethius
- Ivanhoe (1820) – Sir Walter Scott
- The Republic (380 B.C.) – Plato
- Meditations (170-180) – Marcus Aurelius
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864) – Jules Verne
- Works and Days (8th century) – Hesiod
- The Decameron (1353) – Giovanni Boccaccio
- Tartuffe (1669) – Molière
- Crime and Punishment (1866) – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Gorgias (382 B.C.) – Plato
- The Forsyte Saga (1906-21) – John Galsworthy
- News from Nowhere (1890) – William Morris
I was really happy with these choices considering some that I could have drawn. I’d like most of them, especially The Decameron (reading slowly already), Dead Souls (attempted a few times), The Mill on the Floss (started in the spring) and Crime and Punishment. I’m not really dreading any except I’d rather not get Ivanhoe, The Life of Samuel Johnson and The Forsyte Saga, but only because of their length.
So wish me luck ’cause here I go a-spinning!