The Classic Club Spin #7.
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
- Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday.
- Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by October 6, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
Because this is a new list, there's none I'm either dreading (wary, though) or neutral about, so for this one I shall be using Random.org to make the list. So without further ado....
- Virgil - The Aeneid
- Hugo, Victor - The Toilers of the Sea
- Sturluson, Snorri - The Prose Edda
- Shakespeare, William - Julius Caesar
- Fontane, Theodor - Effi Briest
- Flaubert, Gustave - Selected Letters
- Forster, E. M. - Maurice
- Stoker, Bram - Dracula
- Zola, Émile - Money
- Erasmus, Desiderius - Praise of Folly
- Steinbeck, John - A Russian Journal
- Homer - The Iliad
- Austen, Jane - Mansfield Park
- Bruyère, Jean de la - Characters
- Lewis, Wyndham - Tarr
- Voltaire - Letters on England
- Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - The Adolescent
- Wells, H. G. - The Invisible Man
- Bazán, Emilia Pardo - The House of Ulloa
- Škvorecký, Josef - The Cowards
I have to admit: Das Kapital and The Forsyte Saga came up in the first twenty: these are both so so long, and I don't think, even if I focussed on them, I'd be able to read them by October!
So there it is! None that I don't want, but I'd be very happy to get Voltaire's Letters on England, Fontane's Efii Briest, or Hugo's The Toilers of the Sea!