Classics Spin 19

Just a quick drive-by post to say that despite the fact that I’m still working on my August spin title (oops), I’ve decided to sign up for round 19 anyway. What’s the worst that can happen, I’m still reading it in April?! 🙂

My list, meant to be slightly but not too intimidating (so longish books I’m looking forward to!):

  1. Homer: The Iliad
  2. Virgil: The Aeneid
  3. Anonymous: Beowulf
  4. Anonymous: Njal’s Saga
  5. Anonymous: Nibelungenlied
  6. Radcliffe, Ann: The Italian
  7. Dickens, Charles: Bleak House
  8. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Cranford*
  9. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Wives and Daughters
  10. James, Henry: The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
  11. Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  12. Wharton, Edith: The House of Mirth
  13. Lawrence, D.H.: Sons and Lovers
  14. Forster, E.M.: A Passage to India
  15. Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
  16. Bromfield, Louis: The Farm
  17. Ellison, Ralph: Invisible Man
  18. Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
  19. Faulkner, William: The Reivers
  20. Borges, Jorge Luis: Ficciones

* Okay, not so long, but I need to read it already!


7 thoughts on “Classics Spin 19”

    1. Thanks! And yet…the spin still managed to pick one of the titles I’m least excited about. Oh well – at least I’m pretty confident that I can finish The Iliad by the deadline, while if Wives and Daughters had been chosen I might have been in trouble!

  1. We share The Sound and the Fury in our lists… I’ve been dreading this!
    And you have two of my all time favorites: East of Eden and The House of Mirth. Hopefully you’d get one of them. Anyway, you have a great list there… so, have fun! 🙂

    1. Thanks! I didn’t get your favorites, but that’s okay – they’ll come sometime, I’m sure. I’m actually really looking forward to The Sound and the Fury, but haven’t managed to get around to reading it yet, so I was sort of hoping I’d get it this time.

    1. Jane, I’m determined to finish the August spin title! (Getting close.) I’m not sure how long The Iliad is, but if it reads anything like The Odyssey it should be manageable…even if I haven’t started yet…

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