A gentle nudge is what I chiefly need…

Posted On 14 August 2013

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So, I’ve been a total slacker with my Classics Club 50 list recently.  In fact I’ve only read two so far.  I’m not worried though – I know I can pull this off.  I’m definitely one of those people who enjoys the pressure of a looming deadline.  Anyway, the Classics Club have come up with another classic spin for August.  In order to take part you need to choose 20 books from your list.  The details are all here.  The Classics Club will then reveal the lucky number and whatsoever that number happens to be is your next book of choice.  Without further ado these are my 20:

  1. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
  2. White Fang by Jack London
  3. War of the Worlds by H G Wells
  4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  5. Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  6. Whiskey Galore by Compton MacKenzie
  7. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  8. Legend by David Gemmell
  9. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  10. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  11. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  12. Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
  14. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  15. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  16. A Room with a View by E M Forster
  17. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  18. Let the Right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  19. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  20. Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

I chose 10 numbers at random and asked my other half to choose 10.  The above are the results.  I would really love to read 5/17 or 20.  Lets see what comes up!

For those of you who aren’t taking part in the Classics Club but have an extremely daunting pile of TBR books (and you know who you are) – why not choose twenty, list them and then when the number comes up that’s your next choice.  See, always coming up with good ideas, that’s me!  This way you help your TBR topple campaign.  Your book is chosen and your deadline is set!  Bingo….



15 Responses to “A gentle nudge is what I chiefly need…”

  1. Amy

    Howl’s Moving Castle is so good! I haven’t read Something Wicked this Way Comes either and I really should. It’s a good list. Here’s to hoping you get 5, 17, or 20!

    • lynnsbooks

      Well, I won’t hold my breath for one of those numbers, but, you never know – it’s more likely that I’ll get No.3 – War of the Worlds. Which I do want to read – but, I also don’t want to read!!
      Lynn 😀

  2. TBM

    I haven’t been working that much on my list either. Can’t wait to see which one you get.

    • lynnsbooks

      I just know that I’m going to get some huge chunkster!! Which will be my own fault – I chose the books in the first place so I should have chosen more wisely!
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    Great list Lynn. Good luck with the spin! I am planning to take part too, my list will be posted tomorrow 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      I’ll keep my eye out for your choices. Think it’s time I made some revisions to my list. I know I’ve read Austen a few times but perhaps I should add a couple – by way of encouragement!!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Joyful Reader

    I try to get my 20 classics for the year done as soon as possible so that I can do some review books. Hope you get a good one!

  5. Wendleberry

    Of those, i really loved One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Haunting of Hill House, American Gods and Fight Club. I hope you enjoy which ever one is picked!

    • lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to most of these books actually. Only reservations about a couple.
      Been wanting to read The Haunting of Hill House for a while but was thinking to leave it until the darker nights!
      Lynn 😀

      • Wendleberry

        That would be a good time to read it, it is very creepy and atmospheric. After you’ve read it I highly recommend the 1963 film adaptation “The Haunting.” One of my favourite films and book adaptation!

      • lynnsbooks

        Yes, I think I will probably do that. I like to watch the film and book and have a comparison going on.
        Lynn 😀

    • lynnsbooks

      Hey, I actually got One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest so really looking forward to that one now!
      Lynn 😀

      • Wendleberry

        Yaaay! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to reading your review 😀

      • lynnsbooks

        Thanks, I think you must have brought me good luck!
        Lynn 😀

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