- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List. Confession: I’m constantly updating my list so I usually cheat on this part and just pick what I want.
- Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday (that’s tomorrow!).
- Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by January 5th, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading!
So here goes. In honor of this month being Non-Fiction November I’ve decided to include a special non-fiction section. I’m also putting five works of Victorian Lit (The Classic Club’s November theme) and five books with a holiday/winter theme for December. The last section will be books that have been recommended to me but that I haven’t found time to read yet.
- A Vindiction of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
- (6.) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
- (7.) Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- (8.) Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
- (9.) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- (10.) The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
- (11.) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
- (12.) The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories by O. Henry
- (13.) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- (14.) If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
- (15.) The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (too recent to technically be called a classic, but I’m including it anyway because it’s based on an old folk tale)
- (16.) The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- (17.) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
- (18.) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- (19.) Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
- (20.) Far From the Maddening Cry by Thomas Hardy
Good luck to everyone who’s “spinning” this time around. Hopefully we’ll get our lucky number!