Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The Classic Club - spin #18

The Classic Club spin # 18 has taken place. This is a recurring challenge which you can join. Create a post with your list for twenty classics you want to read (before August 1 this time). On August 1 the spin took place and up came number 9.

My spin list for August 2018 is:

1. Washington Square by Henry James
2. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Carter
3. New Grub Street by George Gissing
4. Karin Lavransdotter by Sigrid Undset
5. Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
6. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
7. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
8. Child Harold by Lord Byron
9. Richard III by William Shakespeare
10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
11. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
12. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
13. The Taming of a Screw by William Shakespeare
14. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
15. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
16. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
17. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
18. The Divine Comedy by Dante
19. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
20. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

As you can see, I get to read Richard III by William Shakespeare. I read a lot about Richard III in connection with finding his grave and got very interested in the man and the era. I wanted to read this special play for some time, BUT, I find it very hard to read Shakespeare. I think you have to get used to it and it can take some time. I am quite excited though and hope I will be able to finish it by 31 August. Going on a holiday mid-August and I can read it on my ipad mini.

I am optimistic! Let's see how far it takes me.

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