The Classics Club: Classics Spin #7

The Classics ClubIt’s time for another round of The Classics Spin at The Classics Club!  I haven’t been around much this weekend, but I’m just in time to sneak in under the deadline with my list.  Here are the rules of the game:

  • 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 October 6, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)

The suggested categories are optional, but I opted to use a couple of them.  The other two categories I’ve chosen this time are #readwomen2014 and Speculative Fiction.

Here’s my list, randomized via the List Randomizer at Random.org,  followed by a breakdown by category.

 

  1. Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather
  2. The Sign of Four – Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. Naomi – Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
  4. The Woman in the Dunes – Kōbō Abe
  5. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  6. Doctor Glas – Hjalmar Soderberg
  7. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  8. The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh
  9. The Star Rover – Jack London
  10. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  11. The Sundial – Shirley Jackson
  12. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
  13. The Ides of March – Thornton Wilder
  14. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
  15. Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
  16. The House on the Strand – Daphne du Maurier
  17. Two Serious Ladies – Jane Bowles
  18. Epitaph of a Small Winner – Machado de Assis
  19. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  20. So Big – Edna Ferber

 

#readwomen2014 – Female authors I’ve never read:

  1. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
  2. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys
  3. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
  4. Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
  5. Two Serious Ladies – Jane Bowles

Speculative fiction:

  1. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  2. The House on the Strand – Daphne du Maurier
  3. The Star Rover – Jack London
  4. The Sundial – Shirley Jackson
  5. The Woman in the Dunes – Kōbō Abe

Books I can’t wait to read:

  1. Epitaph of a Small Winner – Machado de Assis
  2. Naomi – Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
  3. The Ides of March – Thornton Wilder
  4. The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh
  5. The Sign of Four – Arthur Conan Doyle

Titles I am a bit hesitant to read:

  1. Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather
  2. Doctor Glas – Hjalmar Soderberg
  3. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  4. Hunger – Knut Hamsun
  5. So Big – Edna Ferber

 

 

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