I’m a delinquent Classics Club member at best, preferring to stick to my trusty 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list than put the effort in to curate and maintain a custom list and track it over five years, as per the rules. This spin is calling to me, though.
To participate in a spin, you’re supposed to make a list of twenty books, and read the one corresponding to a randomly selected number. Simple enough, but the theme of this 19th spin is “chunksters,” and the theme of my own reading year is “no white people writing in English,” and December is traditionally my month of rereading, so I’m pretty darn limited in what books I can include.
I can only think of five books that: are on the 1,001 Books list, are over five hundred pages long, I’ve already read, and are written by a person or colour and/or translated:
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (536 pages)
- The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (706 pages)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (838 pages)
- The Idiot by Fydor Dostoyevsky (667 pages)
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (1480 pages)