Classics Club Spin #25

Time for another spin and a great way to start the new year! On Sunday the 22nd of November the numbers will be spun and the corresponding title must be read by the 30th January 2021 – that’s nine whole weeks, it must be possible!

This is my list:

  1. Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  3. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  4. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  5. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  7. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  8. Swann’s Way by Marcel proust
  9. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  10. A Passage to India by E.M.Forster
  11. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  12. The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan
  13. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
  14. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  15. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  16. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  17. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  18. A Passage to India by E.M.Forster
  19. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  20. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I’d quite like a chunkster for the dark evenings, The House of the Seven Gables or Les Miserables maybe but I’ll have to wait and see. . .

32 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #25

  1. Great list! I wish for you Les Miz or Vanity Fair. Both would be terrific winter chunksters. I thought VF was way more fun than I ever expected. I have been curious about The Sound and the Fury after having read it many years ago for HS. I wonder how my reaction would change (or if I could even make it through it again.) BEST on the spin!

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  2. I love a good long read in the winter! I read Les Mis last year, mostly on audio which helped a lot for some of the slower parts (I learned a LOT about the Napoleonic wars and the Paris sewers!). It did take a long time but I’m so glad I finally finished it! I also liked Vanity Fair which wasn’t nearly as difficult. Good luck with your spin pick!

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  3. I read Les Miserables between high school and university and should really tackle it again as I’m sure that I’d get more out of it now. I loved it then though. The Portrait of a Lady and Vanity Fair were both books I read in university, and loved.
    I have The Sound and Fury on my list too.

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  4. Les Mis is definitely a chunkster! I thought it read quick, though, and enjoyed it. Tristram Shandy is pretty crazy, but I thought it was a lot of fun. VF is also a pretty great chunkster. Good luck!

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  5. Frankenstein is noted twice, you really want to read it πŸ˜‰ I read Christine de Pizan when I was in my Middle Ages period years ago !

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  6. Lots to like on your list. Vanity Fair is one of my favourite reads, and I’ve got plans for Tristram Shandy – as soon as I can find a suitably large window in my calendar. Good luck!

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  7. Nice list! Looks like you got The Sound and the Fury, which I’ve been thinking about trying to read by the end of the year (if I have time to fit it in). I started it a few years ago and got distracted, but what I read, while a bit hard to follow, I thought really good. I hope you enjoy!

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