It’s time for another round of The Classics Club Spin! Here are the rules:
- 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 January 5, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
As I didn’t enjoy my last Spin book much at all, I’m crossing my fingers that this time around I’ll be paired with a book I can love. Here is my list:
- Arthur Conan Doyle – The Sign of Four (1890)
- Jun’ichirō Tanizaki – Naomi (1924)
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky – The Double (1846)
- Machado de Assis – Epitaph of a Small Winner (1880)
- Ursula K. Le Guin – The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)
- Kurt Vonnegut – Cat’s Cradle (1964)
- Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (1861)
- Ann Radcliffe – A Sicilian Romance (1790)
- Margaret Oliphant – The Library Window (1896)
- Jean Rhys – Good Morning, Midnight (1939)
- Colette – Gigi & The Cat (1944)
- Edwin A. Abbott – Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (1884)
- Herman Hesse – Steppenwolf (1927)
- Emile Zola – The Belly of Paris (1873)
- E. M. Forster – The Machine Stops (1905)
- Sarah Orne Jewett – The Country of Pointed Firs (1896)
- Anna Katharine Green – That Affair Next Door (1897)
- Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey (1817)
- Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain – Sultana’s Dream (1905)
- Patricia Highsmith – Strangers on a Train (1950)