I’ve neglected my Classics Club reading a little in the past few weeks so I’m hoping round five of the Classics Club Spin will be a good nudge in the ribs for me.
For those unfamiliar with the Classics Club Spin, think of it like a bookish version of Russian Roulette. I have to pick twenty books from my Classics Club list that I have yet to read; give them a number 1-20. by Monday, Feb 10. Someone in the club spins the wheel and whatever number the ball lands upon, that’s the book I should read by April 2.
I was lucky last time around and ended up with Grahame Greene’s The Power and the Glory which I loved.
This time around I’m going to do a slightly modified version of my original list. I know we are supposed to choose some we are desperately keen to read and others that fill us with trepidation. I’ve not done that on the basis if I was really not looking forward to reading a book, then it has no place on my reading list.
Here’s what I’ve chosen
- Evelina by Frances Burney
- Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
- Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
- Cry My Beloved Country by Alan Paton
- Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
- Candide by Voltaire
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
- Old Gariot by Honore Balzac
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
- The Pursuit Of Love by Nancy Mitford
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
- The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
- A Room with a View by E M Forster