The Classics Club Spin

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Classics Club has a fun idea for this spring -- take 20 books off our lists, number them, and they will give a random number. Then we have to read that book before April 1. We are challenged to have different categories of five books each. I don't have quite five rereads on my list so I shifted the numbers a bit, but here are my choices:

1. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
3. My Antonia by Willa Cather

"Whatever" classics: (Want to read, but not excited or dreading)
4. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
5. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by ... can't remember and too lazy to look up
6. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (same case with the author)
7. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
8. The Book of Tea by Kazuo Ishigaro

Beastly Classics:
9. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
10. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
11. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
12. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (beastly due to the dark subject matter, or so I've heard)
13. Paradise Lost by John Milton
14. Wings of the Dove by Henry James

Classics I Can't Wait to Read:
15. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
16. A Room With A View by E.M. Forster
17. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
18. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
19. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
20. If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

1 comment:

  1. Sir Gawain and Green Knight sounds interesting. Good luck with the numbers. :D


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