Spinning the Classics Club Spin
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?