Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Classics Club Spin
This is my first time ever jumping into the Classics Club spin. 20 books I'm still to read from my Classics Club list . . . this is my spin list. Next week the Classics Club will draw a number between one and twenty and I'll be aiming to read the corresponding book by the end of March. I'm a bit nervous, this being my first spin and all, but I'm in a classics mood at the moment, so hopefully that will see me well.
In the spirit of absolute fairness, I'm going to take a leaf out of Tiny Library's book and use random.org to decide on my twenty, from my original list of fifty. Here we go. . . .
1. Hemingway, Ernest: The Old Man and the Sea
2. Priestly, J.B: An Inspector Calls
3. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Mary Barton
4. Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
5. Christie, Agatha: Murder on the Orient Express
6. Blackmore, R.D: Lorna Doone (please not yet!)
7. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South (will be a reread)
8. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
9. Mitchell, Margaret: Gone with the Wind (ugh long!)
10. Adams, Richard: Watership Down
11. Rider Haggard, H: King Solomon’s Mines
12. Buchan, John: The Thirty-Nine Steps
13. Remarque, Erich Maria: All Quiet on the Western Front
14. Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
15. Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
16. Walker, Alice: The Color Purple
17. Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Men
18. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby
19. Scott, Sir Walter: Ivanhoe
20. Atwood, Margaret: The Blind Assassin
I'm actually not to upset about this list. I'd happily pick up almost any of them. I'd be very happy with 13, as I'd like to read it this year anyway. I'm not sure if I'm in the right mood for 6 or 9, 6 because of the notoriously difficult language and 9 because of the length. I guess we'll see!
What number are you hoping for fellow spinners?