It's time for another Classics Club Spin! The rules are just the same as the prior 3 times, so I won't repeat them again; if you're new to the Spin then you should go look and join the club. (You will be assimilated. Resistance to reading classic literature is useless.)
Five books that are really kind of scary to contemplate.
1 Confucius, China, 551-479 BCE. The Analects.
2 Mark Mathabane, Kaffir Boy.
3 Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum
4 Thomas Mann, Germany, 1924. The Magic Mountain.
5 Venerable Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
Four that...(think up something random)....oh, start with a vowel.
6 Anton Chekhov, Russia, 1898. Uncle Vanya
7 VS Naipul, Trinidad, 1979. A Bend in the River.
8 “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder
9 Carl Sandburg, 1940, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years
Five books that I can't wait to read!
10 Thomas Hardy, England, Far From the Madding Crowd
11 Isak Dinesen, Winter's Tales. (appropriate to the season, right?)
12 Nikolai Gogol, Russia, 1842. Dead Souls
13 Junichio Tanizaki, Japan, 1943. The Makioka Sisters
14 Rudolofo Anaya, Bless Me Ultima
Five, no six neutrals, because there were only four titles starting with vowels left.
15 Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country.
16 Baldwin, James, 1953, Go Tell It On the Mountain.
17 Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews.
18 George Eliot, 1860, The Mill on the Floss.
19 The Little Flowers of St. Francis
20 Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited.
I hope I don't get anything TOO heavy this time; with chocolating time and Christmas looming, I'll be lucky to get much reading in--and my TBR pile is still not finished! I also had to make a bit of an effort to put books on the list that (I hope) would not be too hard to get, since the imminence of Christmas break might make ILLs harder than they are during the semester.