As part of my reading life, I have a goal of reading 50 classics in 5 years (well, a little under 4 years at this point), and the challenge is always which one to pick up next!
I have a couple of reviews that I need to finish writing up from books I read this summer, and then I need to choose some fall reading. To that end, the Classics Club has helpfully launched another Spin, which is where the reader lists 20 books on their TBR (to be read) list, they pick a number and the corresponding book is the one to pick up next.
I’m currently listening to Great Expectations on Audible (I have 16 hours and 25 minutes remaining, so that should keep my ears busy), so I won’t include that in my spin possibility list. But for a physical book to read next, here’s my list:
- Acehbe, Chinua: Things Fall Apart
- Bronte, Charlotte: Villette
- Camus, Alber: The Stranger
- Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
- Du Maurier, Daphne: The House on the Strand
- Du Maurier, Daphne: My Cousin Rachel
- Eliot, George: The Mill on the Floss
- Hemingway, Ernest: A Moveable Feast
- le Carre, John: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
- L’Engle, Madeleine: Many Waters
- L’Engle, Madeleine: An Acceptable Time
- Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Love in the Time of Cholera
- Orwell, George: Animal Farm
- Sayers, Dorothy: Gaudy Night
- Shakespeare, William: Richard II
- Sophocles: Antigone
- Trollope, Anthony: Barchester Towers
- Undset, Sigrid: Kristin Lavransdatter
- Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited
- Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
I’ll update this post next Monday with the winner.
Update: The winner is #5, The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier. Excellent! I feel like du Maurier is an author best read in the fall or winter due to her atmospheric novels, so I’m looking forward to reading this one.