This is my second time participating in The Classics Spin, hosted by The Classics Club. My first one resulted in reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which was amazing and terrifying. I made a self-imposed resolution in January to read more classics this year, which hasn’t happened yet, so I’m giving myself a little push.
The point of the spin is that you choose 20 classics you have on your tbr, list them like so, and wait for the lovely people of The Classics Club to pick a random number. I’m using the list from the last post, though I replaced Atwood with a new novel, of course. I have a number of these at home already, languishing on my shelves, so I’m hoping it’s one of them (I put a little (o) next to those I own). The list is a mash-up of “old” classics and some modern ones, including SFF titles I really should have read by now…
Anyway, the spin will be done on Monday, August 24, and the book that appears under the chosen number on my list should be read by October 23. There’s the possibility to leave this introductory post in the comments, which makes this a kind of meme, I guess.
My list (in a totally random order):
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (o)
- The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (o)
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Dune by Frank Herbert (o)
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding (o)
- Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (o)
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- East of Eden by John Steinback
- Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (o)
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Beauty by Robin McKinley
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
- The Trial by Franz Kafka
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
- The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
- The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
Edit: The chosen spin number was 5, so I’ll be reading Dune!
Which of these have you read? And which are still on your tbr?
Do you read classics at all?
I’d love to hear from you! :)