I’ve not participated in a Classics Club Spin before, but now that The History of England, Volume V is done (DONE!), I’m feeling bold and ready to take on another reading challenge…in addition to the Ulysses read-along.
No, bold isn’t the right word. Crazy? Unrealistic? Masochistic? Any of those is probably more accurate.
Whatever the adjective, here are the rules for the Spin from The Classics Club:
List your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list – in a separate post.
This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in November & December. So, try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
Next Monday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by January 1.
My 20 from my Cavalcade of Classics list, in fairly random order since I discovered that after the Hume and with Ulysses on deck, I’m basically dreading all of the books on my list:
- Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
- Villette by Charlotte Bronte
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
- The Confessions by Augustine
- Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
- Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- The Histories by Herodotus
- The Social Contract by Jean-Jeacques Rousseau
- The City of God by Augustine
- Lives by Plutarch
- The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
- The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
- The Castle by Franz Kafka
- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Monday’s the day. I’m hoping for a Bronte. Or one of the two by Rousseau. Stay tuned!