Monday, 11 October 2021

The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #28

 

"Words and Peace" is a blog I've been following for a couple of years and I have always found some interesting new (or olde) books there, especially French ones.

On her page, I found the posts by "The Classics Club" asking us to create a post, this time before next Sunday 17th October 2021, and list our choice of any twenty books that remain "to be read" on our Classics Club list. They'll then post a number from 1 through 20 and we have time until Sunday 12th of December 2021 to read it.

In the meantime, I read five more books from my old list (Classics Spin #27) which I usually replace by some new ones. Since I want to finish my oldest classic novels first (as published in my Classics Club list) before buying new ones, I simply added the first ones to the end of the list. They are all in chronological order.

1.    Eichendorff, Joseph von "Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts und andere Novellen" (Life of a Good-For-Nothing) - 1826
2.    Keller, Gottfried "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe" - 1855/56
3.    Van Dyke, Henry "The Story of the Other Wise Man" - 1896
4.    Martin, Catherine "The Incredible Journey" - 1923
5.    Mandelstam, Ossip "The Din of Time" (Шум времени/Shum vremeni) - 1925
6.    Cather, Willa "Shadows on the Rock" - 1931
7.    Christie, Agatha "Murder on the Orient Express" (Hercule Poirot #10) - 1934
8.    Némirovsky, Irène "La Proie" [The Prey] - 1938
9.    Fallada, Hans "Every Man Dies Alone" (Jeder stirbt für sich allein) - 1947
10.    Böll, Heinrich "The Silent Angel" (Der Engel schwieg) - 1949/50
11.    Kazantzakis, Nikos "The Last Temptation of Christ" (Ο τελευταίος πειρασμός/O telefteos pirasmos) - 1951
12.    Highsmith, Patricia "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - 1955
13.    Eichendorff, Joseph von "Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts und andere Novellen" (Life of a Good-For-Nothing) - 1826
14.    Keller, Gottfried "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe" - 1855/56
15.    Van Dyke, Henry "The Story of the Other Wise Man" - 1896
16.    Martin, Catherine "The Incredible Journey" - 1923
17.    Mandelstam, Ossip "The Din of Time" (Шум времени/Shum vremeni) - 1925
18.    Cather, Willa "Shadows on the Rock" - 1931
19.    Christie, Agatha "Murder on the Orient Express" (Hercule Poirot #10) - 1934
20.    Némirovsky, Irène "La Proie" [The Prey] - 1938

Since I want to finish my oldest classic novels first (as published in my Classics Club list) before buying new ones, I simply added the first ones to the end of the list.

If you want to take up the challenge, here is the post: The Classics Spin #28 

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
For Classics Spin #26, I got #11:
Bulgakow, Michail "The Master and Margarita" (Мастер и Маргарита/Master i Margarita) - 1929-39
For Classics Spin #27, I got #6:
Frost, Robert "A Boy’s Will" and "North of Boston" - 1913+1914
For Classics Spin #28, I got #12:
Highsmith, Patricia "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - 1955

And here are all the books on my Classics Club list.

16 comments:

  1. I hope you spin a good one!

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    1. Thanks, Lark. This time, I hope it's not going to be one of the very chunky ones because I have so many other books for my challenges already. LOL

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  2. So glad you discovered it was time for a new spin thanks to my post.
    I know a few authors here, but have only read 2 books from your list. Good luck!
    Here is my list, in case your readers are curious https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/10/13/the-classics-club-the-classics-spin-28/

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    1. So am I, Emma. I have done this for a while now and absolutely love it. Which of the books have you read?

      Thanks for your list. I probably would have seen it later one anyway, but it's always good to have it right here.

      Anyway, I have only read one book from yours, Virginia Woolf. It was a book club read and some of our members made the mistake to think, they could start two days before the meeting because the book was so short ...

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  3. I hope you get the Australian author on your list. Catherine Martin is still an author I've yet to read, so very curious about her.

    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Brona.

      As I mentionend on your blog, that would be a great outcome since I’m due to read it for another challenge, as well. As it is, I will read it in any case, looking forward to it.

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  4. I hope you land on this author's book: Irène Némirovsky. She is one of my favorites.

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    1. Yes, she was a great author. I have read "Suite Française" and will certainly read "La Proie" next year at the latest. Thanks, Deb.

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  5. The Agatha Christie’s on your list are fun reading! Enjoy your chosen spin book!

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    1. True, Robin, Agatha Christie is usually a nice "in-between" book, just for relaxing. I love her, even though I don't read many crime novels.

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  6. Some interesting names there. Hope you get a favourite one.

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    1. Thanks, Lisbeth. Whatever I will get, I did choose that book once, so it must be good. LOL

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  7. YAY! I think you'll enjoy the pick. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Care. I think I might. ;)

      Enjoy yours, as well.

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  8. Funny, yesterday a friend of mine (not a blogger and not familiar with this club) mentioned he was reading a novel by Highsmith! I definitely need to try her. Enjoy!

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