I was planning to blog about March reading plans and get myself a pat on the back for adhering so well to the Jan and Feb reading plans; however as I opened wordpress, I saw a notification from The Classic Club, a notification that I just could not ignore! It was naturally for a Spin event, the #12 in the series and the first one of 2016. Over the years I have read such wonderful books as well as some oh!-I-can-so-have-done-without-this books through the Spin, but they have all been an uniformly enriching and interesting experience! Therefore there was no way in the world I was missing this spin. The rules remain simple as always and I quote directly from the The Classic Club Page –
- At your blog, by next Monday, March 7, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list — in a separate post.
- This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in March & April. (Details follow.) So, try to challenge yourself.
- Next Monday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to
- read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by May 2, 2016.
Thus, the List –
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
- Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
- The Wings of Dove by Henry James
- Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
- Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
- Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
- Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
- The Name of a Rose by Umberto Eco
- A Room with a View by M Forster
- The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
- The House of Seven Gables by Nathanie Hawthorne
- Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
- The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
- The Tempest by William Shakespeare
- As I lay Dying by William Faulkner
- Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
- Hunger by Knut Hamsum
- I Claudius by Robert Graves
Finally I now sit back and await Monday!