I haven't read anything from my Classics Club list in a while so when I saw that the moderators were hosting a spin, I figured that it was meant to be. I'm taking the whole week of Thanksgiving off of work (!!!) so I will definitely have time to read a classic then. The way that it works is I make a list of twenty books from my list that I haven't read yet and post it on my blog. Then, next week, they will choose a random number and I'm supposed to read that book by January. Not too bad right? Conveniently, when I took my list and removed all of the titles that I've read as well as those that I don't actually own yet, I had exactly twenty left.
- Austen, Jane: Persuasion
- Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
- Dostoevsky, Fyodor: The Best Short Stories
- Eco, Umberto: The Name of the Rose
- Faludi, Susan: Backlash
- Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
- Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary
- Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
- Kerouac, Jack: On the Road
- London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
- Lovecraft, H.P.: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
- O’Brien, Tim: The Things They Carried
- Paton, Alan: Cry, the Beloved Country
- Shakespeare: Henry VIII
- Styron, William: Sophie’s Choice
- Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
- Updike, John: Rabbit, Run
- Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
- Woolf, Virginia: The Waves
- Wright, Richard: Eight Men
I'm really hoping for Persuasion but I suppose I'll content myself with something else. Just please let it not be Backlash. Including a classic of feminist theory on my list seemed like a good idea at the time but I'm kind of dreading it now. Oh well, we'll see what happens!
Is anybody else participating? What classic are you hoping for?