The rules are simple and can be found here. Just make a list of 20 books from your classics TBR list, wait for the random number to pop up on Monday, and then you're committed to read whatever you get.
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Since it's getting towards fall, I'm going to load my list up with anything remotely scary that I can find, either because of the story or because it's long, or difficult, or unknown. Hurry up, fall! I'm tired of being too hot, and this smoke is the worst.
- Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum
- Edgar Allen Poe, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.
- Rilke, Malte Laurids Brigge
- Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
- VS Naipul, Trinidad, 1979. A Bend in the River
- Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years
- Kafka, The Castle
- Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters
- T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
- Moa Martinson, Women and Appletrees
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, House of the Seven Gables
- Unknown, Japan. The Kojiki
- Mario Vargas Llosa, The Feast of the Goat
- Grimmelhausen, Simplicissimus
- On the Origin of Species, Darwin
- Murasaki Shikubu, The Tale of Genji.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov (this is cheating; I'm reading it in September either way)
- Berthold Brecht, The Threepenny Opera
- Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks