Thursday, April 2, 2015

Time for Another Classics Club Spin!


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:

  1. Pride & Prejudice, Austen, 1813
  2. Wuthering Heights, Bronte, 1847
  3. House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne, 1851
  4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Twain, 1889
  5. Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky, 1866
  6. The Country of the Pointed Firs, Jewett, 1896
  7. The Land of Little Rain, Austin, 1903
  8. A Room with a View, Forester, 1908
  9. Maurice, Forester, 1914
  10. So Big, Ferber, 1924
  11. Goodbye to All That, Graves, 1929
  12. The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck, 1939
  13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Smith, 1943
  14. The Diary of Anne Frank, 1947
  15. From Here to Eternity, Jones, 1951
  16. The Price of Salt, Highsmith, 1952
  17. The Lord of the Flies, Golding, 1954
  18. Ship of Fools, Porter, 1962
  19. A Moveable Feast, Hemingway, 1964
  20. 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?

3 comments:

  1. I just read Goodbye to All That for the class I'm taking! Graves had a complicated relationship with his sexuality and his memoir is pretty painful to read because he was so affected by heterosexist society he lost confidence in his feelings. I wish I could give him all the hugs. Hoping you read that one soon because I'd love to hear what you think of it!

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    1. I have this idea in my head that these are the 20 classics I want to read this year. So great at making plans, so bad at follow through....

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  2. #2 was chosen. It's Wuthering Heights for me!

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