The Classics Spin #17

The Classics ClubIt’s time for another Classics Spin! This is #17 and I completed #16 back in December 2017.

The Classics Spin #17 starts on the 9th of March 2018 and ends on the 30th of April 2018. Below, I’ve listed 20 books from my Classics Club list {found in full here}. The rules of the Classics Spin can be found here and more info about the Classics Club Challenge can be found here.

The first 5 are books I’m wary of reading, the next 10 are books that I really want to read, and the final 5 are just random books from what was remaining.

  1. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (1021)
  2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952)
  3. Beowulf (c.975-1025)
  4. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1605)
  5. Candide by Voltaire (1759)
  6. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells (1897)
  7. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (c.1563)
  8. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (1905)
  9. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (1889)
  10. The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney (c.1580)
  11. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1790)
  12. Iliad by Homer (c.1180 BC)
  13. Odyssey by Homer (c.1178 BC)
  14. Divine Comedy by Dante (1320)
  15. The Plague by Albert Camus (1947)
  16. On the Nature of the Universe by Lucretius (c.60 BC)
  17. The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson (c.1890)
  18. Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments by Sappho (c.570 BC)
  19. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1938)
  20. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871)

I can’t wait to see which number is chosen on Friday!

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5 thoughts on “The Classics Spin #17

  1. Very different ones for sure. I wish you get Don Quixote, of course, but I’d love if you got East of Eden, (book I’ll read and blog about in a book club over the summer), of course Middlemarch and Rebecca are both fascinating for different reasons and at very different levels. I’d prefer get The Odyssey than The Iliad, I love both, but have re-read The Odyssey, it’s that cool. I’d commiserate with you if you got The Divine Comedy, ha ha ha. It’s just tougher. I just read The Inferno, that much was OK, ufff, and I myself have to complete it one day. Three Men in a Boat is fun and it has more than meets the bone. Good for you to add poetry.

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    1. I think I prefer the Iliad to the Odyssey but I love them almost equally so I’d be happy with either. I’d love to read The Divine Comedy. I read Inferno for university but I would love to read the whole thing. I can’t wait to see which number is chosen though!


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