Updated, copied directly from the Classics Club announcement: If you joined the game last week, find number 5 on your CC Spin #21 List! That’s the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 31st October, 2019.
And I just picked up Love in a Cold Climate on Monday, am on page 30 something. Have already encountered the reference to the title, which is cool. The heroine is easy to like, so far. I’m also listening to A Handful of Dust which would be set almost a generation prior to Mitford’s story but certainly a very specific world “culture” I’m reading in these days!
I only have 19 books left on my original list:
- The Three Musketeers – Alex Dumas
- Jude the Obscure – Hardy
- Rabbit, Run – Updike
- Naked Lunch – Wm Burroughs
- Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
- Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
- Candide – Voltaire
- Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
- Confederacy of Dunces – JKToole
- Twelve Years a Slave – Solomon Northup
- The Way We Live Now – Trollope
- the Counterfeiters – A. Gide
- A Handful of Dust – Waugh
- The Ox-bow Incident – Walter Van Tilberg Clark
- Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City
- One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes
- They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple
- The Bird’s Nest – Shirley Jackson
- The King Must Die
SO…. Made the above list and then went to the website (because the SPIN number was chosen Sept 23 – oops)
the number is . . .
= Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
and here’s a quick update for you. I will succeed in reading 50 classics in 5 years but just not the original list. I am currently reading (and enjoying!) The Woodlanders by Hardy on audio and The House of the Seven Gables by Nat Hawthorne. Both on the list, by the way. I’ve researched and requested a few other books from the list above and this leads me to the next paragraph:
…more update! I had wanted to read The House of the Seven Gables for the What’s in a Name Challenge but realized that the category was in last year’s requirements. Ooops. I hadn’t yet read any of the books for the 2019 challenge, so I decided on the following:
For Precious Metal – The Golden Notebook
For Temperature – Love in a Cold Climate – YAY CC Spin!
For Month/Day/Week: One Fine Day – (tbh, this one is proving difficult to find)
For a Meal: Naked Lunch – the only one findable everywhere: library, audible, etc
For Girl/Woman: The Woman in the Window – a DNF but who cares
For both OF + AND: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memeory in Northern Ireland
This should give me a successful challenge year to recap in December. Happy Fall!
Here’s Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie to celebrate: