The Classics Club Spin # 26 has been chosen and it’s number 11 which means that by the 31st of May 2021 I have to read Montaigne’s Essays. I’ve had this book by my bedside since 2016 which is when I read How to Live – A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell. I really enjoyed that book and wanted to read more of what Montaigne had written, the thing that has been putting me off from the beginning is the fact that my copy of his essays is an old Penguin Classics paperback with really small print. I don’t need new specs, it’s just that after reading more modern books which have really big clear print I find the older editions uncomfortable to read to begin with, but I know that after reading just a few pages I’ll get used to it.
It’s Classics Club Spin time again – number 26. I only have nine books left unread on my list so I’m having to double them up.
1. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
3. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
4. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
5. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
6. The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison
7. End of the Chapter by John Galsworthy
8. The Trial by Franz Kafka
9. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
10. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
12. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
13. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
14. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
15. The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison
16. End of the Chapter by John Galsworthy
17. The Trial by Franz Kafka
18. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
19. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
20. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
The Classics Club number will be chosen on Sunday the 18th of April. I’ve been meaning to get around to reading Dorothy Whipple’s High Wages for years now so I’m hoping that this one will come up, which is why it features three times!
Are you taking part in the spin this time?