The Classics Spin!

Classics Club

There is a new challenge at the Classics Club where you pick twenty books, then a random number will be selected and each of us must read the number listed at X number by April 1st 2013.

Of course, the book selection must challenge you. My challenge is that I own almost every one of these books so I must read them to clear my TBR shelf. I have been having problems controlling the propagation of my book shelves. I need to read more books before I buy more.

I’ll update this post next Monday to announce which book I will read.

  1. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  3. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  4. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  5. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  6. William-an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
  7. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  9. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  10. Don Quixote by Cervantes
  11. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  12. Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens
  13. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  15. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  16. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  17. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
  18. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  19. The Complete Poems by T. S. Eliot
  20. The Return of the the Native by Thomas Hardy

What’s on your spin list?

10 thoughts on “The Classics Spin!

  • jessicabookworm

    I thought about making a list but I tend to read by mood now, so thought having a book choose for me might not work very well. Sounds like it could be interesting though. Good luck 😛

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Jessica! I tend to read by mood, but since this is a challenge, I may as well accept it. Also, I really need most of the books I bought and own. Happy reading!

  • Riv @ Bookish Realm

    Oo, hello there, “Bleak House”. I was contemplating over “Death in Venice” too but then I left it out… too many books to choose from 🙂 Don Quixote *fear* I was even too scared to add it to general classics list. Good luck 🙂

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Riv! I’ve had DQ for years and never touched it. It’s always, “Someday.” I own all three of these so I have no excuse not to have them on my list. Thanks and Good luck to you too!

    • athena (Post author)

      Hey Geoff! A lot of bibliophiles probably have this problem. It is not good especially since we also like classics which tend to be cheap and abundant at book festivals, secondhand book stores and the like. I organised my shelves just for the unread books and really need to work through them before buying more. Happy reading!

    • athena (Post author)

      Thanks, Vasilly! I found that A Little Princess hiding in the shelves. I’ve already read Beloved, but not the Bluest Eye which is on the list. Happy reading!


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