Classics Club Spin #24 List
I was thrilled that I actually participated and read a work off my list the last time, and I’m happy to participate in this newest spin.
- An Anton Chekhov novel
- The Wimsey Papers by Dorothy Sayers
- A Good Man is Hard to Find or other Flannery O’Connor novel
- A Portrait of A Lady and/or Turning of the Screw by Henry James
- A Toni Morrison novel
- Beowulf (Tolkien’s translation)
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Henry VI, Part 1
- Henry VIII
- King John
- O’ Pioneers and/or Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
- 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or another novel by Jules Verne
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Richard III
- The Crucible by Arthur Miller
- The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- The Scarlet Letter and/or The House with Seven Gables by Nathanial Hawthorne
- Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
I should do one of these classic club lists one day, this looks pretty heavy though – although I loved the Crucible!
The Classics Club lets you pick your own list and the amount and the time frame for reading within certain parameters, it’s a really cool for people to be inspired to read classics. I’m just usually ridiculously ambitious for my reading ability, hence my inability to finish my lists thus far. For the spins, I’ve been putting on a lot of plays and less of the long ones.
I hope you get #4 & choose A Portrait of a Lady. x
That is one I was more curious about. It’s also short I think? I feel like I had a couple I hoped might get more than others.
I have the modern Library Edition, and it’s 565 pages. So probably about as long as Jane Eyre.
Ah, that is a bit long for a spin for me, but we’ll see.
Oh, I didn’t think of that. 🙂
That’s quite a list. I’ve attempted Dracula a few times, I really need to finish it.
That is the story of me and a lot of novels. Or I’ll order them multiple time from the library and then read other books instead. Tom Hiddleston voices the main character in a bbc radio drama of Dracula, and that gave me more interest in it although it hasn’t caused me to read it yet.