Here we go again! Last spin, I picked a random list of the most uninteresting books on my TBR and ended up reading Japanese Fairy Tales which was okay. For this Classics Club Spin, I’m going to be a little more selective in the hopes of having a more exciting outcome. Please tell me what you think.
5 BOOKS YOU DREAD
1. Myth, Ritual, And Religion, Vol.1 – Andrew Lang
2. English Fairy Tales – Joseph Jacobs
3. Irish Fairy Tales – James Stephens
4. The Arabian Nights Entertainments – Andrew Lang
5. The Princess And The Goblin – George MacDonald
One thing I’ve learned from my classic book journey so far is that fairy tales and I do not get along. And Myth, Ritual, And Religion, Vol.1? Doesn’t that title just make you want to sob?
5 BOOKS YOU ARE NEUTRAL
6. Emma – Jane Austen
7. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
8. The Island Of Doctor Moreau – H. G. Wells
9. The Art Of War – Sun Tzu
10. The Origin of the Species – Charles Darwin
I’m neutral about these books because they are re-reads. Reading some more Jane Austen right now would be lovely.
5 YOU CAN’T WAIT TO READ
11. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
12. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
13. Persuasion – Jane Austen
14. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
15. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
I’m way overdue to read both Little Women and The Scarlet Letter. I’m also a little bit curious about Nathaniel Hawthorne because he was buddies with Herman Melville who I’m still thinking about after reading Moby-Dick. And yes, I’m cramming some more Jane Austen in here because I totally can. Ha!
5 FREE CHOICE
16. Around The World In 80 Days – Jules Verne
17. The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
18. The Call Of The Wild – Jack London
19. The Lost World – Arthur Conan Doyle
20. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
All of these books seem adventurous and appeal to my inner tomboy.
Hmm, it was a lot of fun compiling this list. C’mon, spin gods whaddaya say? I’m placing my bet on Lucky Number 14.