Classics Club Spin #11

It’s time for another Classic Club Spin! I haven’t always followed through on actually reading spin picks, but this time I’m committed! This will help kick off my 2016 focus on #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks.

How it works: Classic Club moderators will chose a number between 1-20 on Monday, December 7th, and participants will have until February 1, 2016 to read the corresponding book from their list.

I put some big chunksters on the list because two years ago I started off the year with reading The Count of Monte Cristo and it set a nice tone for the rest of my reading year.

Here’s my list:

  1. Don Quixote
  2. The Monk
  3. Ivanhoe
  4. The House of the Seven Gables
  5. Les Miserables
  6. War and Peace
  7. Crime and Punishment
  8. Anna Karenina
  9. The Bostonians
  10. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  11. The Education of Henry Adams
  12. So Big
  13. The Magic Mountain
  14. Goodbye to All That
  15. A Testament of Youth
  16. The Grapes of Wrath
  17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  18. From Here to Eternity
  19. Catch-22 <—— #19 chosen! Wish me luck!
  20. Ship of Fools

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  1. I have Testament of Youth on my TBR shelf, so I'm intrigued. Also intrigued by Ship of Fools which I've heard is excellent. And A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is just wonderful — I think I've read it three times and it never disappoints. Good luck!

  2. I'm going to have to read Testament asap. And what a glowing recommendation for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! I bought a copy earlier this year and will push that one toward the top of my TBR. Thanks!

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