Monday, March 05, 2018

Classics Club Spin #17

I think this is my third spin to participate in since joining the Classics Club. Here are my list of twenty books. The date the number is announced is March 9. The book "must" be finished by April 30, 2018. The number was THREE.

  1. Blue Fairy Book. Andrew Lang. 1887.
  2. The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer. 1931. 
  3. Crime and Punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 1866.
  4. Dear and Glorious Physician. Taylor Caldwell. 1958. 
  5. Don Quixote. Miguel de Cervantes. 1605.
  6. East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952)
  7. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy (1921)
  8. Gone With The Wind. Margaret Mitchell (1936) 
  9. Hester by Margaret Oliphant (1883)
  10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  11. Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories: 1909-1922
  12. North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1854-55
  13. Old Paths by J.C. Ryle 
  14. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1963)
  15. Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope (1862)
  16. Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Jr. (1948)
  17. Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall (1955)   
  18. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte (1849)
  19. Show Boat by Edna Ferber (1926)
  20. The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1610) 

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2 comments:

Brona Joy 4:02 AM  

Lots of folks have east of Eden on their lists this time - makes me itchy for a reread!

Good luck

Karen K. 3:38 AM  

So many great books on your list! I loved The Forsyte Saga (the miniseries is also good); East of Eden; Orley Farm -- and North and South is WONDERFUL. Georgette Heyer is always great also.

Good luck with your spin pick!

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