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Classics Club Spin: Round 5

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

  1. Evelina by Frances Burney
  2. Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
  3. Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
  4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  5. The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
  6. Cry My Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  7. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi  Adichie
  9. The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
  10. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  11. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  12. Candide by Voltaire
  13. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  14. Old Gariot by Honore Balzac
  15. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  16. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  17. The Pursuit Of Love by Nancy Mitford
  18. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  19. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  20. A Room with a View by E M Forster
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