It’s time for the Classics Club Spin #26. I did finish the last spin in an odd way, reading Cirtnecce’s pick of Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son, but at least it was on my Classics list, so I was able to tick that one off. Thus, with that success in mind, I’m joining once again!
With regard to reading, I have lots going on, such as trying to get through After Virtue by Alisdair MacIntyre, enjoying The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, beginning the Chapter-A-Day read-along with Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz, attempting to join Fanda’s Zoladdiction by reading Le Rêve and pondering my next Agatha Christie after just finishing The Mysterious Mr. Quin. Ah, books! What is one more? 😉
- 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 May 31st 2021.
- The Complete Fairy Tales (1691-97) – Charles Perrault
- Moll Flanders (1722) – Daniel Defoe
- Tom Sawyer (1876) – Mark Twain
- The Praise of Folly (1509) – Eramus
- The Enchanted April (1922) – Elizabeth von Arnim ( * )
- Ivanhoe (1820) – Sir Walter Scott ( * )
- Mary Barton (1848) – Elizabeth Gaskell ( * )
- On The Good Life (75 – 71 B.C.) – Marcus Tullius Cicero
- She Stoops to Conquer (1773) – Oliver Goldsmith
- The City of God (426) – Augustine ( * )
- Revelations of Divine Love (1395) – Julian of Norwich ( * )
- Works and Days (8th century) – Hesiod ( * )
- The Stranger (1942) – Albert Camus
- Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1898) – Jerome K. Jerome ( * )
- The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) – James Boswell ( * )
- Tartuffe (1669) – Molière
- Huckleberry Finn (1884) – Mark Twain
- Bleak House (1852/53) – Charles Dickens ( * )
- The Republic (380 B.C.) – Plato
- Gorgias (382 B.C.) – Plato
I’m really happy with this list. It has a number of books that I’m planning to read this year in any case ( * ). And I’d be pleased to get a Twain whom I don’t think I’ve ever read, and also The Republic is another book that I need a huge shove to get back to.
I can’t wait for Sunday to see what the spin will bring me!