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:
- Don Quixote
- The Monk
- The House of the Seven Gables
- Les Miserables
- War and Peace
- Crime and Punishment
- Anna Karenina
- The Bostonians
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
- The Education of Henry Adams
- So Big
- The Magic Mountain
- Goodbye to All That
- A Testament of Youth
- The Grapes of Wrath
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
- From Here to Eternity
- Catch-22 <—— #19 chosen! Wish me luck!
- Ship of Fools
If you want to start or get back into reading classics, check out The Classics Club.
I HOPE YOU GET TESTAMENT OF YOUTH!! (The all caps are to indicate excitement, not severity.) 🙂
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!
Testament is incredible.
#19 was chosen, but I'm going to put Testament on my list for 2016.
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!