I really wanted to join the last spin by The Classics Club, but wasn’t sure I could handle two books at the same time. I’m currently reading along to The Hound of the Baskervilles and Moby Dick for May and June, so I have the same fear … BUT I think I’m going to go for it! Why not? Life is already crazy, why not go completely B-A-N-A-N-A-S?
I have selected 20 “random reads” from my classic book list. I call them “random reads” because they are books on my list that I have no particular knowledge or feeling about. I figure this spin is a good way to get around to reading one of them. Who knows? Maybe I will discover a gem!
Some of these book will be re-reads, but truth be told they went straight over my head when I read them the first time. Wonderful, meaty texts like Origin of the Species and The Communist Manifesto. I remember an ex-boyfriend trying to get me to read The Art of War and The Iliad. Perhaps he thought I needed a change of pace from the confessions section of my Cosmo magazine? I would be okay with reading The Metamorphosis. It’s only 3 chapters!
May the spin be with you!