The Classic Club Spin is one of my most favorite reading activities. Over the years it has forced me to read books, that I was not sure I wanted to read and tackle texts, which I thought would be beyond me! Naturally the result has been wonderful, I fell in love with so many books that I had been hesitant to read; of course, there were one or two odd ones, that I could not and still do not like, but most of the times, the result were way more positive, with discovery of books and authors to cherish forever. Lately however, with all the tumult that life has thrown up, I have missed many of these events, but now that I am slowly settling back in, it is time to turn to those things that gave me a sense of joy and achievement. Therefore, I am all set to participate in The Classic Club Spin # 24
The rules are as always, extremely simple and I quote from the site directly –
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog before Sunday 9th August.
- We’ll announce a number from 1-20.
- Read that book by 30th September 2020.
Thus, without further ado, I present my list of 20 and look forward to August 9th with both excitement and some trepidation (not all books are up there in I-want-so-read list!)
|1||The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarrington|
|2||Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope|
|3||Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy|
|4||Wives and Daughter by Elizabeth Gaskell|
|5||Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens|
|6||The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xuequin & Chi-chen Wang (Translator)|
|7||Son Excellence Eugène Rougon by Emile Zola|
|8||The Bucaneers by Edith Wharton|
|9||The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne|
|10||Kim by Rudyard Kipling|
|11||And Quiet Flows The Dawn by Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov|
|12||The Bachelor by Stella Gibbons|
|13||A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov|
|14||The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy|
|15||Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son by Sholem Aleichem|
|16||Gora by Rabindranath Tagore|
|17||Gossip in a Library by Edmund Grosse|
|18||Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck|
|19||Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson|
|20||White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky|
And now we wait for Aug 9th!