Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Classics Spin #25


I just realized it's been nearly a month since I posted, I'm in a bit of of reading/blogging slump. I've been so distracted lately I can hardly read anything, much less blog about it. But hopefully another Classics Spin will get me out of my reading rut. Only 18 books left on my Classics Club list! I thought I could finish the list by the end of the year but seriously, who am I kidding? 

So. The idea is that after I post a list of 20 possible reads from my Classics Club list, a random number will be selected on November 22. I then have until January 30 to read and post about the book. Since I have only 18 books unread on the list, I've repeated two books to get an even 20. 

  1. The Bright Side of Life by Emile Zola
  2. Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann
  3. Westwood by Stella Gibbons
  4. Jenny Wren by E. H. Young
  5. A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse
  6. A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym
  7. The Little Ottleys by Ada Leverson
  8. The Caravaners by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton
  10. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  11. The World My Wilderness by Rose Macauley
  12. A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym 
  13. La Debacle by Emile Zola
  14. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  15. Beware of Pity by Stephan Zweig
  16. My American by Stella Gibbons
  17. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  18. Mandoa, Mandoa! by Winifred Holtby
  19. Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal
  20. The Bright Side of Life by Emile Zola

I'm hoping to read A Few Green Leaves, Jenny Wren, or The Caravaners. I'm sort of dreading Crime and Punishment, The Portable Dorothy Parker, and Hudson River Bracketed -- I've read most of Edith Wharton now and my last one was pretty dire.

Bloggers, which ones should I hope for? Which should I be dreading? And what's on your spin list?  

UPDATED: The Spin has assigned me #14, The Portable Dorothy Parker.  It's 600 pages long, yikes! I'm pretty sure I won't be finishing it until January 30, but I'll probably also count it for one of my Back to the Classics reads -- that's right, Back to the Classics is returning in 2021!