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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Classics Club Spin #14

It's that time again for the Classics Club Spin.

What is the spin?
It’s easy. By October 3rd, Monday, list your choice of any twenty Classic books you'd like to read.
This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in October and November.  So, try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
Next October 3rd, Classic Club will report, and I will report here, a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by Dec.1st 
My list:


Title
Author
1
Little Women
Alcott, Louisa May
2
Bastard Out of Carolina
Allison, Dorothy
3
Agnes Grey
Bronte, Anne
4
Kindred
Butler, Octavia
5
Death Comes for the Archbishop
Cather, Willa
6
Murder on the Orient Express
Christie, Agatha
7
The Optimist's Daughter
Eudora Welty
8
Jamaica Inn
DuMaurier, Daphne
9
Middlemarch
Eliot, George
10
Cranford
Gaskill, Elizabeth
11
Interpreter of Maladies
Lahiri, Jhumpa
12
Breathing Lessons
Ann Tyler
13
Anne of Avonlea
Montgomery, L.M.
14
Suite Francais
Nimerovsky, Irene
15
House of Mirth
Edith Wharton
16
Gilead
Robinson, Marianne
17
Wild Sargasso Sea
Rhys, Jean
18
Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia
19
To the Lighthouse
Woolf, Virginia
20
So Big
Edna Ferber

I know some of these books are not exactly CLASSICS in the true sense of the word by I am attempting to read all or most of the Pulitzer Prize winning books authored by females and I am interested in knocking many of the books off the 102 Greatest Books by female authors list.

7 comments:

  1. Kindred is excellent! I hope you will enjoy it!

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    1. I want to read it some day but I am not sure yet which book from the list I will be reading yet. The spin is Monday. Stay tuned.

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  2. Cranford is AMAZING! Hope you like it :)

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    1. I've wanted to read this book for years. Keeping my fingers crossed it will be the spin book.

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    1. Any favorites among the ones you've read?

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  4. So Big is so good!
    I read it for spin #11.
    We also share Jamaica Inn for this spin :-)

    Good luck

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