Why do I always put Ulysses on these lists

Classics Club Spin 11

Classics Club is doing another #CCSpin and I am here and ready for it! I have cultivated a list of 20 fine works that I am looking forward to reading and dreading in equal measure. If you are interested in joining in, or want more information on The Classics Club – go check out their blog, it’s a great community of classics readers who also happen to post reviews. (Although I am slack at that. I’m going to have to do a series of mini-reviews I think!)

Onto the list!

  1. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Agnes Grey – Anne Bront
  4. White Fang – Jack London
  5. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman – Laurence Sterne
  6. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  7. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  8. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  9. What Maisie Knew – Henry James
  10. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  11. Ulysses – James Joyce
  12. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf
  13. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  14. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  15. The Plague – Albert Camus
  16. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  17. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  18. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  19. Dispatches – Michael Herr
  20. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

There is a couple in there that scare the bejesus out of me (Middlemarch, Tristram Shandy, Tess, Ulysses, Night and Day), but some that I would be very excited to read (Agnes Grey, Dracula, Brave New World, Catch 22, Dispatches, Get Shorty). Lets see how this pans out, shall we!