So there’s another Classics Spin? And I still haven’t finished my book from the last spin? And there’s a pile of library books still waiting to be finished?
Well, sign me up, of course!
It’s a mark of my consistent bookish optimism that I keep signing up for the spins, but there’s just something so irresistible about letting a “roll of the dice” decide my next read – at least, when dozens of other readers are playing along! And so, I present my semi-randomized list of twenty:
- Carson, Anne, translator – An Oresteia (Greece, 5th century BCE)
- Poe, Edgar Allan – Tales of Mystery and Imagination (U.S., 1830s-40s)
- Radcliffe, Ann – The Italian (England, 1797)
- Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de – Three Exemplary Novels (Spain, 1613)
- Gaskell, Elizabeth – Cranford (England, 1853)
- Brontë, Anne – Agnes Grey (England, 1847)
- Anonymous – The Epic of Gilgaesh (Sumerian, c. 2150-1000 BCE)
- Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World (England, 1932)
- Wright, Richard – Native Son (U.S., 1940)
- Baldwin, James – Go Tell It on the Mountain (U.S., 1953)
- Cather, Willa – Death Comes for the Archbishop (U.S., 1927)
- Anonymous – Beowulf (Anglo-Saxon, between 8th-11th centuries)
- Camões, Luís Vaz de – The Lusiad (Portugal, 1572)
- Bolaño, Roberto – 2666 (Chile, 2004)
- Bromfield, Louis – The Farm (U.S.-Ohio, 1933)
- Woolf, Virginia – Mrs. Dalloway (England, 1925)
- Lawrence, D.H. – Sons and Lovers (England, 1913)
- Wharton, Edith – The House of Mirth (U.S., 1905)
- Anonymous – Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (England, 14th century)
- Anonymous – Nibelungenlied (Germany, 13th century)
I’m most hoping for The Farm (#15) as I’d like to read it this spring. Or there’s Gilgamesh (#7) which is one of those library books that I should be reading anyways… But really, I won’t complain (I don’t think…) if I get any of these.
Any favorites you hope I get?