Saturday, September 17, 2022

Classics Club Spin #31: Tracy's List


The latest Classics Club Spin has been announced. I have chosen twenty books from my classics list. There are a few changes since my last list.

On Sunday 18th September, 2022, the Classics Club will post a number from 1 through 20. The goal is to read whatever book falls under that number on my Spin List by 30th October, 2022.

So, here is my list of 20 books for the spin...

  1. Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe   [209 pages]
  2. Sense and Sensibility (1811) by Jane Austen [411 pages]  This was the spin number !!  
  3. Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury
  4. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) by James Cain
  5. My Ántonia (1918) by Willa Cather
  6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) by Roald Dahl
  7. The Sign of Four (1890) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  [160 pages]
  8. The Wind in the Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame 
  9. The Quiet American (1958) by Graham Greene   [180 pages]
  10. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) by Patricia Highsmith
  11. Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood
  12. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) by Shirley Jackson
  13. A Wrinkle in Time (1962) by Madeleine L'Engle
  14. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) by Carson McCullers
  15. Cannery Row (1945) by John Steinbeck 
  16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson
  17. Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker    [420 pages]
  18. The 13 Clocks (1950) by James Thurber
  19. The Warden (1855) by Anthony Trollope
  20. The Optimist's Daughter (1972) by Eudora Welty   [180 pages]

The complication for me this time is that I just started reading Anna Karenina five days ago, on September 12th, and I am taking it slowly. So I sincerely hope that one of the shorter books on my list above will come up for the classic club spin this time, which will give me a better chance of getting it read by the deadline. 


pattinase (abbott) said...

Such an ambitious challenge. THINGS FALL APART is short. Crossing my fingers for that one!

TracyK said...

Patti, the number was announced and it was 2. So I will be reading SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. That is a longer one so I did not get my wish for a shorter book, but I will be happy to read the Jane Austin book.

Cath said...

The thing I find about Jane Austen is that although her books are a bit longer they are so readable that it doesn't take as long to get through them as you might think. Back in 2021 I read Emma in 3 days, in 2022, Mansfield Park in 4 days and that one was pretty dense. So, good luck and I hope you enjoy it. It's Anna Karenina that sounds like the 'real' challenge to me!

TracyK said...

I agree, Cath, I usually get caught up in the novels by Jane Austen and get through them relatively fast. I am actually beginning to think about when I will begin rereading the others, which I read in 2017.

Anna Karenina is proving to be a challenging read. It isn't what I expected at all. I am about 20% of the way in.

FictionFan said...

Oh, Sense and Sensibility is Austen's best in my opinion, even if it's not quite as much fun as Pride and Prejudice. Is it a new read for you, or a re-read? Hope you enjoy it!

TracyK said...

FictionFan, I know I read some of Jane Austen's books when I was much younger, but I don't remember if this is one of them. And I don't remember the story. I did read the five other books in 2017, and I am sure I will enjoy this one. I will be starting reading it soon.