Here we go again with The Classics Club Spin #4.
I love the #ccspins.
They help me read another classic in the company of a great group of like-minded readers and bloggers.
I try to match my list to as many other bloggers as possible, to guarantee a reading companion.
The rules are simple (and meant to be broken)!
My list is:
1. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - Reading with Riv @Bookish Realm
2. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfe - Reading with Anbolyn @Gundrun's Tights
3. Midnight's Children by Salmon Rushdie - Reading with Athena @Aquatique
4. Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac - Reading with Rachael @Ranger Cookie
5 Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith - Reading with Karen @Booker Talk
6. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe - Reading with Margaret @Books Please
7. Ulysses (uggghhhh!) - Reading with CC
8. The Good Earth - Reading with Chrissy @A Good Stopping Point
9. Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford - Reading with Ellie @Lit Nerd
10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Shared author with Bree @The Things We Read
11. The Hobbit (reread) - Reading with Erin @Quixotic Magpie
12. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte - Shared author with Sam @Tiny Library & Jenna @Lost Generation Reader
13. Nana by Zola - Reading with Katrina @Pining For the West
14. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell - Reading with Karen @Books and Chocolate
15. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov - Reading with Katrina @Katrina Reads
16. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy - Reading with Athena @Aquatique
17. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust - Reading with Jackie @Jackiemania
18. Diary of Anne Frank (reread) - Reading with CC
19. Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (reread) - Reading with @Crafts 4 Others & Karen @Booker Talk
20. Hunchback of Notre Dame - Reading with Karen @Books and Chocolate & Helen @She Reads Novels
Monday night - The lucky spin is no 10 - a hefty Russian for Bree & I to tackle over the summer holidays!
Now I just have to decide which translation. The original - Constance Garnett; the faithful, award winning combination of Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky; or David McDuff's lively version?
Do you have a preference or opinion to help me on my way?
Random quote that has whet my appetite for this book: “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
Dartmouth College has a webpage entirely devoted to TBK, the author, teaching notes etc which I will check out more thoroughly as I start reading.
And according to Schmoop, TBK is " generally considered one of the best novels ever written in any language."
I'm beginning to feel a lovely sense of anticipation.
Happy spinning everyone :-)