Sunday, February 9, 2014

Classics Club Spin #5

Yay, my first Classics Club Spin! This is coming out a little late... forgot to post it until now...
For those of you who don't know, here are the rules of the Spin:

1. I pick out 20 books from my Classics Club list and number them 1-20
2. The Classics Club announces a number on Monday, February 10th.
3. I read the book that I assigned to that number!

It's a really convenient way for me to pick my next reading project. :-)
I do have a TBR list in my head, but I haven't read a classic in a while, so I thought I'd do the Spin...

Anyways, here's my list, in four different categories:

1. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
3. Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
5. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

I Can't Wait to Read:
6. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather 
7. 1984 by George Orwell
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
9. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
10. The Sea Wolf by Jack London

I'm Dreading:
11. Ben Hur by Lew Wallace (I started this one a few years back and only got a few chapters in.)
12. The White Company by A. Conan Doyle (Can you believe I've started this one twice and haven't finished it yet?)
13. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Well, this is both dreaded and anticipated. I'm both excited yet a little intimidated by the size...)
14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
15. Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

I'm Neutral About:

16. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
17. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
18. The Man Who would be King by Rudyard Kipling
19. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
20. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

So there you have it! On Monday I'll post the results of the Spin...



  1. Ooo, Sophia, you got in right under the wire!

    I loved Ben Hur ....... it takes a little to sink into the time period but it was magnificent! Don Quixote was lots of fun, although I can see the length would be daunting. Was Joan of Arc good? It must have been if you're re-reading it again. It doesn't sound like the usual Twain.

    I hope you have a great Spin!

    1. I'm glad I noticed I hadn't posted it... I'm about to go to bed, and tomorrow would have been too late!
      Joan of Arc is fantastic. It is one of Twain's lesser known works - but it was his personal favorite. He spent 10 years of research on it, and then 2 more years writing. I recommend it highly! :-)


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