The Classics Club Spin is beginning again. i’ve failed miserably with the last two efforts but since we have until early January to read the selected book, I think I’m in with a good chance of success.
The rules are the same as always:
- Pick twenty unread books from your list.
- Number them from one to twenty.
- On Monday a number will be drawn.
- That’s your book, to read by 5th January.
I’m going to mix things up a little by adding my own rules:
- My 20 books have to be from my TBR pile (i.e., I already have them in my possession). That way I get to clear some space in my bookshelf … or floorspace.
- And just to make life a little more fun (challenging), I have chosen titles that I’ve owned for more than three years.
So here is my list. Many of them are re-reads – books I read when I was much much younger and feel I didn’t fully appreciate or understand at the time. These are marked **
- Candide – Voltaire 1759
- Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith 1766
- Evelina – Frances Burney 1778
- Mansfield Park – Jane Austen 1814**
- Old Gariot – Honore Balzac 1835
- Wives and Daughters – Elizabeth Gaskell 1864
- Can You Forgive Her – Anthony Trollope (re-read) 1864
- The Way we Live Now – Anthony Trollope 1875
- Dr Thorne – Anthony Trollope 1858
- Adam Bede – George Eliot 1859**
- Daniel Deronda – George Eliot 1876 **
- A Parisian Affair and other stories – Maupassant 1880s
- Washington Square/Daisy Miller – Henry James 1880
- The Diary of a Nobody – George Grossmith 1888
- The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers 1903
- The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf 1915
- Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton 1920
- Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf 1925 **
- The Pursuit Of Love – Nancy Mitford 1945
- Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez 1985
Which one do you think I would enjoy the most?