Alright, here we go! I decided to participate in The Classics Club Spin #18. I thought I was participating overall, but couldn’t find my list of 50 classic books. I mean, not that it really matters because I probably would still have 50 books on my list.
Anyway, how does the Spin work? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Really. Choose 20 books from your Classics Club list that you have yet to read and post the list to your blog before August 1st. On the morning of August 1st a number between 1 & 20 will post and you’ll have until August 31st to read your Spin book and post a review. What!? How simple could that be?
For this Spin the way I selected the books was to write the first 20 books that popped in my head from my Classics Club list. For a couple of numbers there are two books listed because they’re short and I thought I’d try to come as close to book length as possible.
- Turn of the Screw by Henry James
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
- The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
- I Know Why the Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
- The Art of War by Tzun Szu
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
- Beowulf translate by Seamus Heaney
- Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
- Candide by Voltaire/The Prince by Machiavelli
- Bless Me, Ultima by Rodolfo Anaya
- Cane by Jean Toomer/Passing by Nella Larsen
- Rosanna by Maj Sjowal
- The Plague by Albert Camus
- Parable of Talents by Octavia Butler
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko
- The Time Machine/The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Which book would you like to see me read for The Classics Club Spin?
Update: Apparently, I liked Candide and The Prince so much I had it on my list twice; so I updated #18 H. G. Wells.