It is that time and I am super late to posting my Classics Club Spin #27 list. I’m sure why I mulled over this list for so long because half of them have been on other Spin lists. 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 Sunday, July 18th.
The last few times I’ve attempted to participate in the Classics Club Spin, I have failed miserably. Mostly because I forgot about the book and then when I remembered it was entirely too late. So, I’m going to give it another go. I’m on a mission to read from books I already own – be it eBook, audiobook, or physical. And, having said that I own all of these books in one format or another.
- The House of the Spirits by Isabele Allende
- Bless, Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- The Alchemist by Paolo Cohelo
- On Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Street by Ann Petry
- Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
- The Mystic Masseur by V. S. Naipaul
- The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
- Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
- The Castle by Franz Kafka
- Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- No-No Boy by John Okada
- If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes
There are so many great books on your list! Now that the number has been revealed, I know what you’re going to read. (Mine is the Popol Vuh, eep!)
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I’m excited to read To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s been on my TBR for so long. I’ve never heard of Popol Vuh. I’m going to have to look into it more. I hope you enjoy it.
The only one I’ve read is To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve read portions of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings and once started reading The Master and Marguerita but ended up DNFing it. I think To Kill a Mockingbird is a powerful book, but the plotting could use some tightening up. The story should have been focused predominantly on the trial. The author was way too self-indulgent writing all about Scout’s childhood and already knowing how to read before she went to school and bothering their neighbor and all that. I don’t think the decision to write a book that is both obviously the author’s self-insert childhood ramblings and also a commentary on white female victimhood as a tool to oppress black men, was a particularly well thought out combination. I think ppl never mention how weird this duality is, because the trial part of the book is just so good.
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I’ve heard interesting things about To Kill A Mockingbird. For example, the debunked myth that Truman Capote wrote or rewrote Mockingbird. I get why you would DNF The Master and Marguerita. It was a little difficult for me to get into. What I ended up doing was reading it with my eyeballs and listening to it at the same time. That seemed to help me get the gist of it