Classics Club Spin #6

The Classics clubSo after my first proper Classics Club check-in a little while ago, I will now participate in my first Classics Club Spin! The goal is to list twenty classics before May 12, the club will pick a number, and you have to read the book before July 7. It’s a good opportunity to pick up some of the more dreaded classics 😉 Sounds good!

The rules:

  1. Go to your blog
  2. Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club list
  3. Post that list, numbered 1 – 20, on your blog by next Monday
  4. Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1 – 20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce
  5. The challenge is to read that book by July 7th

My list:

  1. Abe, Kōbō – The Woman in the Dunes
  2. Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
  3. Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility
  4. Brontë, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
  5. Brontë, Emily – Wuthering Heights
  6. Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden
  7. Dickens, Charles – Tale of Two Cities
  8. Forster, E.M. – Maurice
  9. Golding, William – Lord of the Flies
  10. Grossmith, George – The Diary of a Nobody
  11. Hermans, Willem Frederik – De donkere kamer van Damokles (The Darkroom of Damocles)
  12. Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World
  13. Isherwood, Christopher – Goodbye to Berlin
  14. Ishiguro, Kazuo – Remains of the Day
  15. Kafka, Franz – The Trial
  16. Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird
  17. Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind
  18. Mulisch, Harry – De Ontdekking van de Hemel (The Discovery of Heaven)
  19. Salinger, J.D. – The Catcher in the Rye
  20. Thackeray, William Makepeace – Vanity Fair


    • I admit my list keeps changing… I have no idea if it’s allowed to add classics you read, even though they weren’t on your original list 😛

      But overall opinion of The Trial, good or bad? 🙂

    • I checked out your list, so many books I haven’t heard of! I admit my list consists mostly of typical classic ‘must reads’…
      If you ever ifnd some space on your tbr, there are English translations for quite a few Dutch classics out there 🙂 There’s a Goodreads list here!

      • Thanks! I will check out that list! My list seemed especially full of low-profile classic books this time around, since I was excluding the chunksters like Les Mis, Great Expectations, East of Eden, etc. I like travel literature, so quite a few classics on my list are from that genre, but they aren’t generally well known outside the genre.
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  1. Carola, I have been having such trouble posting comments on your blog —– I’ve tried many times and the OpenID does something weird with my comment and it doesn’t show up. In any case, I just realized that I can turn it off, so I’m trying again and hopefully it will work!

    I really hope that you get The Diary of a Nobody; it is so funny! I hated The Catcher in the Rye when I was a teen, but I’m planning to read it again to see if my opinion has changed. You have so many good ones on your list ……. Austen, Alcott, Bronté, Dickens ….. they’re all just great!

    Best of luck on your spin! 🙂
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    • Thanks for the heads up on OpenID! You’re not the first, and it is driving me insane to be honest 🙁 I had to install it on this blog so that I personally could comment on half of the Blogspot blogs out there (and even that isn’t working half of the time). But good news, I found the off-switch so it shouldn’t bother commenters here anymore 😀

      My friend said the same about The Diary of a Nobody 😀 I can’t wait to find out what I end up with after this spin.

      • I haven’t had too much problem yet with replying using OpenID. However, I don’t always make it back around to various blogs to comment using it. As I have to sign in to it and then comment on the blog to authenticate myself. Usually replying via a mobile solution makes it more of a pain.

        I avoid OpenID as well for a while, but because I don’t use G**gle or WordPress I was unable to comment on half the blogs. Then I had to select who to use for OpenID….such a pain.

        Glad you where able to turn it off.

        As for The Trial, overall it was a little over mediocre. I didn’t fall in love with the story, but I wanted to keep reading.
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