Saturday, March 3, 2018

Classics Club Spin #17!

Woohoo, it's time for another Spin!  I've done all of them, so you know I can't miss out.  I love the Spin, and if you're not familiar with it, the rules can be found here, at the Classics Club blog. Join us!

We'll know the Spin Number on Friday, the 9th. 


Nearly all of these titles are books that are in my house right now, whether they're on my TBR pile or on the library shelf.  I have far too many books waiting around to be read to have any business bringing more in (which I do all the time).  But these are a good mix of titles from all over the world, some scary and some I'm looking forward too, with a couple of chunksters thrown in.
  1. The Glatstein Chronicles
  2. Jurgen, by James Branch Cabell 
  3.  And So Flows History, by Hahn Moo-Souk
  4. Revelations of Divine Love, by Julian of Norwich
  5.  Walls of Jericho, by Rudolph Fisher 
  6. To Live, by Yu Hua 
  7. The Plague, by Albert Camus
  8. Miss MacKenzie, by Anthony Trollope
  9. The Dawning, by Milka Bajic Poderegin
  10.  Franny and Zooey, by J. D. Salinger
  11. The Green Face, by Gustav Meyrink
  12.  The Obedience of a Christian Man, by William Tyndale
  13.  Amerika, by Kafka
  14.  Stories/essays of Lu Xun
  15. The Journal of a Tour Through the Hebrides, by Boswell
  16. Pan Tadeusz, by Adam Mickiewicz 
  17.  The Sea and Poison, by Shusaku Endo
  18. Subtly Worded, by Teffi 
  19.  Palm-Wine Drinkard, by Tutuola
  20.  Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange (Medieval Arabic stories)
Let me know what you think of my list, and may the odds be ever in our favor in the Spin.

7 comments:

Rachel B said...

That's the most eclectic list I've seen!

Hibernators Library said...

That was me! New phone, new problems!

Jean said...

Yeah, I like to have a variety... :)

Marian H said...

Of your list, I've only read Amerika, but I found it to be the most enjoyable of Kafka's longer works so far (still have The Castle to read). This was my review of it (spoiler-free): http://noonlightreads.blogspot.com/2013/03/kafkas-copperfield-in-amerika.html

I had not heard of The Sea and Poison before...I don't know if I could handle the subject matter, but it sounds interesting, if disturbing.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh, I really hope you get Revelations of Divine Love! That book is utterly the way I was eventually able to reconcile my zillions of questions with my religious faith. I love love love love love Julian of Norwich. I will keep my fingers crossed for number four.

Brona Joy said...

TBH I only knew two of your books by name (although a few more of the authors were familiar) & I thought I was well-read!!

Congrats on being the only other blogger (that we know of) to have participated in all 17 spins :-)

Jean said...

Marian, thanks for the review! And TBH I hadn't looked at the plot of Sea and Poison before, I just own it. I went and looked. O.O

Jenny, I plan to love Julian of Norwich. The universe seems to want me to read it, she keeps popping up everywhere...

Thanks, Brona!