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Our Classics ClubHere’s my first Classics Spin list. On Monday Aug 11, The Classics Club will post a number between 1-20. That will be the book that I must read by October 6th.

My list includes old and new classics (see The Classics Club for ideas on what they consider “classics”). A few I’m eager to read, a few would be rereads, and a couple I feel I ought to read … in absolutely no particular order.

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Lucky Spin Number: 17

I will be reading: The Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie

1.) The Small House at Allington, by Anthony Trollope

2.) Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson

3.) Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain

4.) Greenvoe, by George Mackay Brown

5.) One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez

6.) Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery

7.) Suite Française, by Irene Nemirovsky

8.) Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope

9.) Blandings Castle, by P.G. Wodehouse

10.) Love and Friendship, by Jane Austen

11.) The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe

12.) North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell

13.) Frenchman’s Creek, by Daphne du Maurier

14.) The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

15.) Under the Greenwood Tree, by Thomas Hardy

16.) Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dosteovsky

17.) The Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie

18.) In Search of a Character, by Graham Greene

19.) Anil’s Ghost, by Michael Ondaatje

20.) Adam Bede, by George Eliot

 

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ccreadathon2 The 2nd Annual Classics Club Readathon takes place Sat. Jan 4th.

What better way to start the New Year than by reading classic literature?! Indeed, a cosy day of tea and classics will be most therapeutic before we all get back to reality on Monday.

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I have four books at the ready in my readathon pile, although I most certainly won’t get through all of them. I do not like to rush when I’m reading, especially not when I am reading classics. Classic literature is to be savored.

I’ve selected two novels and two collections of shorter writings. Check out my readathon progress.

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen is top of my hit list. This year marks the 200th anniversary of MP, so I am very excited to get into the celebratory spirit. This will be the fifth or sixth time I have read “my least favorite” Jane Austen novel. Still, it’s by Jane Austen, so it is of course a standout among books.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson— I think adventure on the high seas will be a nice offset to Fanny’s quiet world, though I suppose it would pair better with Persuasion and Captain Wentworth. Both Treasure Island and Mansfield Park are bildungsroman (coming-of-age) novels, so they work well together in that sense.

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton—I love Edith Wharton’s writing, and I was happy to discover this collection of her stories about Old New York society. I always find it fascinating to read her descriptions of the city, as many of her landmarks are still there.

What is Art by Leo Tolstoy—The Russian master theorizes on “the role of the artist,” in this collection of essays on art, culture, and society. Tolstoy also details his visits to the opera and other contemporary happenings. I made sure to secure Penguin Classic edition, translated by the award-winning duo: Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

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