Saturday, 16 February 2013

HELLO The Classics Club

A bit of fun at The Classics Club.


Starting Monday 18th February, The Classics Club will he hosting the Classics Spin. We have to pick 20 books from our lists, either randomly, or group them into 'like to read,' 'dreading,' for example. On Monday, a number will be selected and we have to complete the read by April 1st.

Can't wait to read:

1- The Magicians's Nephew - C.S.Lewis
2- The Green Face - Gustav Meyrink
3- The Angel of the West Window - Gustav Meyrink
4- A Room with a View - E.M.Forster
5- Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell

Never read these authors:

6- Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
7- Charlotte Bronte - Villette
8- Mary Shelley- Frankenstein
9- Robert Louis Stevenson -
10- Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

Currently reading:

11- The Divine Comedy - Dante


12- Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13- Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
14- Animal Farm - George Orwell
15- 1984 - George Orwell
16- War of the Worlds - H.G.Wells

Unsure about:

17- To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
18- Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
19- Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
20- Sons and Lovers - D.H.Lawrence

Here is my Classics Club reading list. I've read four so far. If I'm to read ten a year, I'll have to read six my May 27th.

Update: no.14 is the number announced today (18/2/13). I'll be reading Animal Farm.


  1. You have some definite classics & favourites on your list.
    These little special treats organised by the CC moderators are great for keeping us on target and for catching up with everyone else :-)

    1. Hi Brona Joy

      I hope there's more of this along the way. Not that it's a slog, cause I'm enjoying reading new discoveries, but it does add a fun element to reading.

  2. Hmmm...I completely forgot I have un-read Narnia sitting on my shelf! Oh well... Nice list. :) ...I take it you're something of a sci-fi/dystopian fan?...your re-reads seem to say so.

    1. Hi Risa,

      Didn't notice that, but yes I'm a fan. Reminds me that I should re-read some J.G. Ballard.

  3. Wow!! What a great fun challenge!! Brave New World scared me! It was the underlying philosophy I think - kind of like Ayn Rand! *Shivers!". Take care

    1. Hi Old Kitty,

      It'll be interesting to see, when I get to reading this book, how closely our world mirrors the book.

      Will take a look a Rand's works at some point. Ta.

  4. Great list! I loved A Magician's Nephew and To Kill a Mockingbird. Fingers crossed that a great book ends up being picked.

  5. Hi Vasilly,

    I'd love it to be The Magician's Nephew. I'd have to read all the set though, in order. Can't wait.

  6. Hi, Debbie. Good luck with the challenge. There are some wonderful books on that list. Aren't we lucky to have such a choice? Thanks for popping over to my place.

  7. I love your list of classics, Debbie. Good luck with the challenge!

  8. I had never heard of the two books by Gustav Meyrink. I only know The Golem, a very strange book that I'll probably have to read one or two more times to get a handle on it. If you ever get around to reading them I'd love to hear what they are like!

    1. I'm saving these two for later reads in the reading challenge, because I love Meyrink's style so much. I hope I won't be disappointed.

      Thanks for dropping by.