Better late than never! I decided at the last minute to sign up for the Classics Club Spin #5. I already have too much on my reading list but I always want to push myself to read more classics. What’s the Spin? I choose 20 classics from my Classics Club Challenge list, in any order, and this Monday the Classics Club will choose a number. I agree to read that book sometime in February or March.
- East of Eden — John Steinbeck
- Far From the Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy
- Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte
- Kim — Rudyard Kipling
- Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
- Light in August — William Faulkner
- Mrs. Dalloway — Virginia Woolf
- Number the Stars — Lois Lowry
- Of Human Bondage — Somerset Maugham
- Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison
- Tender is the Night — F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Awakening — Kate Chopin
- The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
- The End of the Affair — Graham Greene
- The Good Earth — Pearl S. Buck
- The Haunting of Hill House — Shirley Jackson
- The House of Mirth — Edith Wharton
- The House of Spirits — Isabel Allende
- The Portrait of a Lady — Henry James
- The Trumpeter of Krakow — Eric Kelly
I’m hoping to get a book that works for some of my other challenges as well, and since I’m also in grad school I wouldn’t mind something on the lighter side. I’m most intimidated by William Faulkner, Somerset Maugham, and Rudyard Kipling. I read Jane Eyre years ago and don’t have fond memories, but I’ve always felt it’s a book I need to reread.
We’ll see what I get! What do you recommend?