(#4 for me!)
I failed with my first Classics Club Spin, but have been successful with the three since then, so here’s hoping I can succeed again. The task is to choose 20 books from my list of classics still to be read, and then wait for next Sunday when a number will be spun – I will need to read the book corresponding to that number by 30 September. This will help with my overall classics goal, to read 50 within 5 years. I read 11 in my first year (joined exactly 1 year ago today!), so am well on track at this stage. Those I have chosen for this spin are all books I already own but have never read.
Here is my list:
|1||Bird, Isabella||The Englishwoman in America|
|2||Blackmore, RD||Lorna Doone|
|3||Cao, Xueqin||The Story of the Stone V2 – The Crab-Flower Club|
|4||Defoe, Daniel||Robinson Crusoe|
|5||Dickens, Charles||Barnaby Rudge|
|6||Fielding, Henry||The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling|
|7||Graves, Robert||I, Claudius|
|8||Harrower, Elizabeth||The Watchtower|
|9||Hugo, Victor||Notre-Dame of Paris|
|10||Idriess, Ion L||The Yellow Joss and Other Tales|
|11||James, Henry||The Portrait of a Lady|
|12||Lawrence, TE||Seven Pillars of Wisdom|
|13||Maugham, W Somerset||Of Human Bondage|
|14||Pasternak, Boris||Dr Zhivago|
|15||Pym, Barbara||Jane and Prudence|
|16||Scott, Walter||Old Mortality|
|17||Stark, Freya||Alexander’s Path|
|18||Tolstoy, Leo||War and Peace|
|19||Tolstoy, Leo||The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories|
|20||Turgenev, Ivan||Fathers and Sons|
5 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #24”
Love seeing two Aussie classics on your list 🙂
Thanks Brona, I have tried to comment on your list on your site but it wouldn’t take! I see you have The Dream of the Red Chamber on yours – my version is called The Story of the Stone and is in 5 long Penguin Classics volumes. I have volume 2 (603pp) on my current spin list. I read an abridged version many years ago while studying Chinese at uni – that one was called The Dream of the Red Chamber.
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Great list! I loved Of Human Bondage, Maugham is one of my favorite writers and it is his masterpiece. I also really liked Barnaby Rudge which hardly anyone reads anymore. I’m also really curious about Isabella Bird, I’ve never read any of her books and heard such good things about them, I love travelogues. Good luck with your spin pick!
4 7 and 9 are awesome. Good luck! Here’s mine https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/08/06/the-classics-club-the-classics-spin-24/
Looks like a great list. I hope you enjoy whichever the spin lands on. Here’s mine: http://carolsnotebook.com/2020/08/06/classics-club-spin-24/.