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Time To Go Spinning Again….

I missed the last couple of Classic Club Spins due to ill-health, over work, blah, blah blah! But like I mentioned in one of previous blogs, I back anew. Therefore it’s only natural that I undertake to be part of the Classic Club Spin again, even if I get to read books I never like (Remember Madame Bovary!!!) But then to counterbalance the whole thing, I did absolutely fall in love again with Dickens and re-read the entire Dickens collection! Anyway, as part of starting anew, I present my list! What’s if any is different this time you ask? Well starting anew is also charting untested waters, so all the books I have listed, I have never read before and I am slightly dubious about. But fortune favors the brave, therefore without any further ado, I plunge in –

  1. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  3. To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  6. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  7. Wives and Daughter by Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  9. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  10. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  11. The Wings of Dove by Henry James
  12. Washington Square by Henry James
  13. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  14. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  15. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  16. The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield
  17. The Good Solider by Ford Maddox Ford
  18. Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
  19. Dubliners by James Joyce
  20. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

There is THE list – books I have never read and some I never really want to (Kate Chopin and Ms Woolf top that list!) but onwards new journey!

Now waiting for Monday May 12th!

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  1. Some great choices here – I’ve enjoyed A Clockwork Orange and One Hundred Years of Solitude, also North and South. Death in Venice is in my re-read list, but I remember it was a bit odd (not necessarily in a bad way). Good luck with the spin 🙂

    May 7, 2014
  2. Oh, you have two of my favourites, To The Lighthouse and The House of Mirth. Woolf takes a little getting used to but Wharton’s portrayal of Lily Bart in THoM was just brilliant! I have The Small House at Allington on my list too.
    BTW, I just finished Madame Bovary and did not like it either. I echo that Flaubert’s descriptions are wonderful but his characters lacked substance. I’m really glad that experience is over.
    In any case, the best of luck with your spin!!

    May 7, 2014
    • Oh!! Finally…I have a soul sister who thinks about Madame Bovary as I do!! I am so glad…usually you and I are in minority and I have people who have who fall of their chair in describing the absolutely “magnificence” of the book! I have heard some really great things about “The House of Mirth” and I am hoping that I get it in the spin this time. I am kind of wary of Woolf …I am still confused about Mrs. Dalloway! But thank you for your recommendation! Boosts my courage!! I may read it this month regardless of the Spin. BTW, I love your list….War and Peace and Persuasions are two of my all time favourites!! Hope you enjoy the spin!!

      May 10, 2014

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