Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Classics Spin

A comment on yesterday’s post sent me down a blog rabbit hole that led me to a sight called “The Classics Club” where they are doing something called a Classics Spin. You can see the details of what they are up to over there, but I always need extra motivation to read a good book from my “to read” pile. So, here is my list of 20 of the titles I need to get around to reading. I will (hopefully) post thoughts on the book I read in July (or soon thereafter?):

1. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
2. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
6. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7. The Woman in White (or The Moonstone) by Wilkie Collins
8. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
9. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
10. The 39 Steps by John Buchan
11. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
12. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
13. Bestiario or Final del Juego by Julio Cortazar
14. Middlemarch by George Eliot
15. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
16. Winnetou I by Karl May
17. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
18. Emma by Jane Austen
19. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
20. Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut


  1. Hey, cool! I hope it turns out to be a good experience for you. :)

  2. If no. 8 spins up we will be sharing The Picture of Dorian Gray :-)
    I will post my list in the next day or so - good luck.

  3. They spun number one, so I will be reading "Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges


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