I’m so excited to participate in my first spin for The Classics Club, especially since I’ve fallen behind on some of my reading goals.
Some of you may be wondering what “spin” means. No, it doesn’t involve me spinning around with a bunch of classics on my head (although that could be fun I guess). The idea is to select 20 random books from your Classics Club List and post them before Monday, April 22. On Monday, a number will be chosen which reveals which title must be read by May 31. Who says book lovers don’t know how to party?
Without further ado, here are my picks:
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
- The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
- Possession by A.S. Byatt
- The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
- This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- The Last Man by Mary Shelley
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Orlando by Virginia Woolf
I tried to create a balanced list with a mix of shorter and longer works along with original reads and some old favorites. It helps that several of my picks are books I need to read for my 2019 challenges.
Nothing left to do but wait for the announced number. Wish me luck fellow readers.
Update: The results are in, and it looks like I will be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray. This will be my first time reading Oscar Wilde, so that’s exciting. Next month, I will attempt to give it the review it deserves.