Classics Club Spin #10

Two of the WW1 titles on my list.

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!

How it works: On Monday, August 24th, the Classics Club moderators will choose a number between 1-20 and I’ll read the corresponding number from this list:

  1. Ivanhoe, Scott, 1819
  2. The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne, 1851
  3. Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky, 1866
  4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Twain, 1889
  5. The Country of the Pointed Firs, Jewett, 1896
  6. Maurice, Forster, 1914
  7. The Good Soldier, Ford, 1915
  8. Three Soldiers, Dos Passos, 1921
  9. So Big, Ferber, 1924
  10. Goodbye to All That, Graves, 1929
  11. A Testament of Youth, Brittain, 1933
  12. The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck, 1939
  13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Smith, 1943
  14. From Here to Eternity, Jones, 1951
  15. The Price of Salt, Highsmith, 1952
  16. Lord of the Flies, Golding, 1954
  17. Giovanni’s Room, Baldwin, 1956
  18. Ship of Fools, Porter, 1962
  19. A Moveable Feast, Hemingway, 1964
  20. Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut, 1969

How am I feeling about this list, you ask?

If numbers 3, 11, or 20 are picked, I’ll feel like this was a game of Russian roulette.
If numbers 2, 4, or 14 are picked, I’ll feel like I won the lottery.

These “iffy” attitudes may play-out very differently once the chosen book is actually read. Guess I’ll know by October 23, 2015 which is when Clubbers are supposed to have read their spin selection.

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  1. Oh A Testament to Youth is such a bittersweet read. It was a very powerful, emotional book.

    I've been thinking about Maurice lately. I read it years and years ago and have been wondering if I should reread it soon.

    Happy spinning!

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