Classics Spin #5

I am such a sucker for reading challenges. I’ll use this one to figure out one of the classics I’ll read for March (or start as soon as I finish the books I’ve already assigned myself for February).

The Rules (from The Classics Club, The Classics Spin #5):

    • Go to your blog.
    • Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
    • Try to challenge yourself: list five 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.)
    • 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 April 2, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)

My Spin List, gleaned from my Cavalcade of Classics:

  1. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  2. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  3. Villette by Charlotte Brontë
  4. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup
  6. The Confessions by Augustine of Hippo
  7. Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  8. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
  9. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
  10. Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  11. The Histories by Herodotus
  12. The Republic by Plato
  13. Lives by Plutarch
  14. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  15. The New England Mind by Perry Miller
  16. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
  17. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  18. The Great Crash by John Kenneth Galbraith
  19. The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan
  20. Surprised by Joy: The Shape of my Early Life by C.S. Lewis

Classics Spin #4 had me reading City of God by Augustine. I wonder what Spin #5 will hold for me.

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