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.
As I’ve already completed my reading for the Classics Club I decided to get stuck into Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 which is run by Karen @Books and Chocolate (what a fab blog name).
My book list consists of:
1. Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott
2. On the Beach by Nevil Shute
3. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
4. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos
5. Montaigne Essays
6. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
7. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
8. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
9. Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary by Hugh Lofting
10. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
11. I, Claudius – Claudius, the God by Robert Graves
12. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Have you read any of these ones? I’ve had most of these book waiting in a queue to be read for years now and this will encourage me to get around to them at last!