"Words and Peace"
is a blog I've been following for a couple of years and I have always
found some interesting new books there, especially French ones.
For a while, she published posts by "The Classics Club" asking us to create a post, before next Sunday 22nd November 2020, and list our choice of any twenty books that remain "to be read" on our Classics Club list. On Sunday 22nd November, they'll post a number from 1 through 20 and we have time until the end (Saturday 30th) of January 2021 to read it.
In the meantime, I read five more books from my old list (Classics Spin #24) which I replaced by some new ones. They are all in chronological order.
1. Austen, Jane "Sanditon" - 1817
2. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von "Italienische Reise" (Italian Journey aka Letters from Italy) - 1817
3. Eichendorff, Joseph von "Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts und andere Novellen" (Life of a Good-For-Nothing) - 1826
4. Gogol, Nikolai (Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь, Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol) "The Overcoat" (Шинель) - 1842
5. Douglass, Frederick "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" - 1845
6. Sand, George "Fadette" (aka Fanchon, the Cricket) (La Petite Fadette) - 1849
7. Keller, Gottfried "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe" - 1855/56
8. Eliot, George "Silas Marner" (Silas Marner) - 1861
9. Jacobs, Harriet Ann (Linda Brent) "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" - 1861
10. Rhoides, Emmanuel (Emmanuel Roidis) "The Curious History of Pope Joan" (Papissa Ioanna) - 1866
11. Twain, Mark "A Tramp Abroad" - 1880
12. Storm, Theodor "The Rider on the White Horse" (Der Schimmelreiter und andere Erzählungen) - 1888
13. Van Dyke, Henry "The Story of the Other Wise Man" - 1896
14. Hubbard, Fra Elbert "A Message to Garcia" - 1899 - The Classics Spin #25
15. Frost, Robert "A Boy’s Will" and "North of Boston" - 1913+1914
16. Mann, Thomas "A Man and his Dog" (Herr und Hund. Ein Idyll) - 1918
17. Christie, Agatha "Hercule Poirot. The Complete Short Stories" - 1923-61
18. Martin, Catherine "The Incredible Journey" - 1923
19. Ford, Ford Maddox "Parade's End" (Tetraology: Some Do Not, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, Last Post) - 1924-28
20. Mandelstam, Ossip "The Din of Time" (Шум времени/Shum vremeni) - 1925
If you want to take up the challenge, here is the post: The Classics Spin #25
"This is your Spin List.
You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the spin period.
Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you have been putting off, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favourite author, re-reads, ancients, non-fiction, books in translation - whatever you choose.)
On Sunday 22nd November, 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 30th January, 2021. Yes, you read that correctly! The 30th January 2021. You have almost 9 weeks to read your next CC Spin book. So why not load your list with those chunksters you’ve been putting off forever?
We’ll check in here on the 30th January 2021 to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!"
The reason I've been putting off reading them is because my TBR pile is so huge. I love classics, I want to read them, and I love how I actually read more classic books than before.
I will add the chosen number once it's published. I will also add every other book I read afterwards with a link to the spin.
For Classics Spin #20, I got #19:
James, Henry "Daisy Miller" - 1879
For Classics Spin #23, I got #8:
Stendhal "Le Rouge et le Noir" (The Red and the Black) - 1830
For Classics Spin #24, I got #18:
Baum, L. Frank "The Wizard of Oz" - 1900
For Classics Spin #25, I got #14:
Hubbard, Fra Elbert "A Message to Garcia" - 1899
And here are all the books on my classics list.