Classics Club Spin #2

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I am so excited that The Classics Club is doing another spin.  It is a perfect way to force myself to get through those classics that I want to read, but that often fall by the wayside in favor of those tantalizing YA and fantasy epics (nerd alert, nerd alert). The last time I had to read Wings of the Dove, which was my most dreaded, and I finished it in only a few days and felt an enormous sense of accomplishment, so, woot for that. (It's Saturday and I don't have to be articulate).

If you missed the last post, the spin goes like this: You pick 20 books off your reading list. It is encouraged though not required to vary it -- 5 books you can't wait to read, 5 books you dread, etc. Then, on Monday they will announce a number, and you are supposed to read that book by July 1.

So, without further ado...

Books I'm Dreading:
1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
3. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
4. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
5. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Books I'm stoked for:
6. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
7. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
8. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
9. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
10. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim

11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
12. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
13. The Hounds of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Books I Know Essentially Nothing About:
14. Evelina by Fanny Burney
15. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
16. Silas Marner by George Eliot
17. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather

18. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
19. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
20. Villette by Charlotte Bronte


  1. David Copperfield is long, but really excellent. Not too much need to dread that one. It should keep your attention.

  2. After Wings of the Dove, you're definitely due for an easier book this time!! Good luck :-)


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