Round and Around We Go Again . . . #CCSpin 12

The last Classics Club Spin book was a bummer for me. Catch-22. Blah. It was the third time I tried to read that book and although I could appreciate the content to some extent, I couldn’t force myself through the repetitive vibe. It was a big ol’ DNF.

On Monday (March 7th) the grand wizards behind the Classics Club will post a number between 1-20 and Clubbers will be challenged to read whatever book falls under that number on our Spin Lists by May 2, 2016.

I’m hoping for #14, which would be The Grapes of Wrath for me, since I recently visited the National Steinbeck Center [post about that visit here].

Here is my list of hopefuls for this spin #12:

  1. The Monk, Lewis, 1796 
  2. Pride and Prejudice, Austen, 1813 
  3. The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne, 1851 
  4. Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky, 1866 
  5. Anna Karenina, Tolstoy, 1869 
  6. Carmilla, Le Fanu, 1872 
  7. The Bostonians, James, 1886 
  8. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Twain, 1889 <— The Chosen One!
  9. Maurice, Forster, 1914 
  10. The Good Soldier, Ford, 1915 
  11. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce, 1916
  12. So Big, Ferber, 1924 
  13. The Magic Mountain, Mann, 1924 
  14. The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck, 1939 
  15. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Smith, 1943 
  16. From Here to Eternity, Jones, 1951 
  17. The Price of Salt, Highsmith, 1952 
  18. Lord of the Flies, Golding, 1954 
  19. Giovanni’s Room, Baldwin, 1956 
  20. Ship of Fools, Porter, 1962 

What book are you excited about on your own list?

One comment

  1. Snap – I've also failed to finish Catch-22 three times!

    I read So Big for the last spin – so I would happily wish you were that one. And I've just started reading Carol, or as it was originally called, the Price of Salt. I hadn't realised that Highsmith published anonymously – thankfully times have changed.

    Happy Spin!

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