It’s time for another spin! I still have my first spin book (from spin #4) to finish, Bleak House, but other than that I’ve completed spins for Oedipus at Colonus, The Seven Storey Mountain, and even someone else’s spin book, The Odyssey. So I’m not doing too badly.
The usual rules state:
- 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, we’ll 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 October 6th.
- O Pioneers! (1913) – Willa Cather
- The Rule of Saint Benedict (529)? – Saint Benedict
- Ethan Fromme (1911) – Edith Wharton
- She Stoops to Conquer (1773) – Oliver Goldsmith
- Animal Farm (1945) – George Orwell
- Atlas Shrugged (1957) – Ayn Rand
- Defense Speeches (80 – 63 B.C.) – Marcus Tullius Cicero
- We (1921) – Yevgeny Zamyatin
- A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century (1978) – Barbara Tuchman
- Erewhon (1872) – Samuel Butler
- 1984 (1949) – George Orwell
- Tartuffe (1669) – Molière
- Doctor Thorne (1858) – Anthony Trollope
- On the Social Contract (1762) – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Hamlet (1603 – 1604) – William Shakespeare
- Swann’s Way (1913) – Marcel Proust
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) – Oscar Wilde
- The Prince (1513) – Niccolo Machiavelli
- The Stranger (1942) – Albert Camus
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889) – Mark Twain
5. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
With regard to Swann’s Way, I’m only hesitant because of the length; I really have no desire to read Ayn Rand; A Distant Mirror I’d love to read but I’m just finishing up her The Guns of August and I’d like a breather in between.
Cicero, of course, is awesome; We is supposed to be weird and I’d love a weird book to read; I am so excited to start reading some Camus —- he sounds like an interesting fellow; and I loved Goldsmith’s novel, The Vicar of Wakefield, so I’d like to read something else by him.
How did you spin list go? Any thrills or any books that you’re dreading?