Another Classics Club Spin and another time I shouldn’t participate but I’m going to in any case. I did participate in Spin #29 in a different way (by private post) and a different manner (you’ll see …) and have nearly finished Journey to Peppermint Street by Meindert de Jong which is part of my Children’s Classics Project.
- 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 7, 2022.
- Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1898) – Jerome K. Jerome
- The Voyage of Argo (3rd century) – Apollonius of Rhodes
- Pensées (1669) – Blaise Pascal
- Huckleberry Finn (1884) – Mark Twain
- Aristotle, Ethics (330 B.C.) – Aristotle
- The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) – James Boswell
- Mary Barton (1848) – Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Mill on the Floss (1860) – George Eliot
- Theogony (8th century) – Hesiod
- The Republic (380 B.C.) – Plato
- The Faerie Queene (1590-1596) – Edmund Spenser
- Crime and Punishment (1866) – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- The Consolation of Philosophy (524) – Boethius
- The Praise of Folly (1509) – Eramus
- Moll Flanders (1722) – Daniel Defoe
- She Stoops to Conquer (1773) – Oliver Goldsmith
- Shirley (1849) – Charlotte Brontë
- Animal Farm (1945) – George Orwell
- The Prince (1513) – Niccolo Machiavelli
- The Forsyte Saga (1906-21) – John Galsworthy
I’d be happy with Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Huckleberry Finn, The Life of Samuel Johnson or The Mill on the Floss. On the other hand, I’m praying that I won’t get Ethics, The Republic or The Fairie Queene. Yikes!
As with Spin #29, instead of doing a new post, I’m going to simply announce the winner below and, to make it easier to complete at least one book, I’m going to choose a book from my Guardians List, my Shakespeare Project and my Children’s Classics Project, with no deadline date, just a dedication to read.
Classics Club Winner: Aristotle, Ethics (oh, my!)
Guardians Book List Winner: The Westminster Alice by Saki
Shakespeare Winner: Henry VI, Part I
Children’s List Winner: Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter