I've read two classics off my list so far this year: The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk and The Maltese Falcon by Dashielle Hammett. I'm raring to read more and was happy to see another spin announced by The Classics Club earlier this week.
How it works: clubbers choose and numerically list twenty books from their to be read list. On Monday, April 6th an official from The Club will choose a number between 1 and 20. Members have until May 15th to read the corresponding book from their spin list. Easy peasy.
Here's my list:
- Pride & Prejudice, Austen, 1813
- Wuthering Heights, Bronte, 1847
- House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne, 1851
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Twain, 1889
- Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky, 1866
- The Country of the Pointed Firs, Jewett, 1896
- The Land of Little Rain, Austin, 1903
- A Room with a View, Forester, 1908
- Maurice, Forester, 1914
- So Big, Ferber, 1924
- Goodbye to All That, Graves, 1929
- The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck, 1939
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Smith, 1943
- The Diary of Anne Frank, 1947
- From Here to Eternity, Jones, 1951
- The Price of Salt, Highsmith, 1952
- The Lord of the Flies, Golding, 1954
- Ship of Fools, Porter, 1962
- A Moveable Feast, Hemingway, 1964
- Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut, 1968
While I do want to read all the books on this list, I'm a little intimidated by Crime and Punishment, Goodbye to All That, and The Grapes of Wrath. Hmm, also A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Ship of Fools. And Pride and Prejudice.
Crossing my fingers for 3 or 4.
Are any of your favorite books on this this?