I’ve been reading at a very, very moderate pace but haven’t had time to post reviews. I’ve finished The Enchanted April, am almost finished Quo Vadis, am halfway through Nicholas Nickleby and have just begun Notre-Dame de Paris. Lots of books on the go but nevertheless, I’m going to participate in the Classics Club Spin #27.
- 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 August 22, 2021.
What?! I don’t remember having only a month to read and review a book before so I’m not promising anything other than to make my way through whichever book I draw.
- Pensées (1669) – Blaise Pascal
- Mary Barton (1848) – Elizabeth Gaskell
- Aristotle, Ethics (330 B.C.) – Aristotle
- On the Imitation of Christ (1418-1427) – Thomas à Kempis
- The City of God (426) – Augustine
- The Merchant of Venice (1596-1598) – William Shakespeare
- One Day in the LIfe of Ivan Denisovitch (1962) – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
- Shirley (1849) – Charlotte Brontë
- Moll Flanders (1722) – Daniel Defoe
- The Twelve Ceasars (121) – Suetonius
- Tom Sawyer (1876) – Mark Twain
- Address to Young Men (363) – Saint Basil
- A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1775) – Samuel Johnson
- The Republic (380 B.C.) – Plato
- She Stoops to Conquer (1773) – Oliver Goldsmith
- Huckleberry Finn (1884) – Mark Twain
- Animal Farm (1945) – George Orwell
- Lives (75) – Plutarch
- Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731) – Bede
- The Good Soldier Svejk (1923) – Jaroslav Hasek
Hmmm ….. I’m not sure how I feel about this list. The only book I’d be really excited to spin is Mary Barton. There are others I need to read (City of God; Pensées) and a few I’d love to read IF I had the time to do them justice (The Republic; Plutarch’s Lives). But I don’t have lots of time at the moment and a big 20 Books of Summer list to try to make a dent in. Sigh! Well, let’s see how it goes.
And you? Are you happy with your list? And can you offer any good recommendations from mine?