Yay for another Classics Club Spin!! So I’ve noticed that most clubbers double up on numbers to increase their odds of having a certain book picked. So this time, I will only have 10 different books on my list, rather than 20. These are all chunksters because I want to get them off my TBR. They take up much room in my apartment.
1-2 The Aeneid by Virgil (trans. Allen Mandelbaum)
3-4 East of Eden John Steinbeck
5-6 Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
7-8 The Odyssey by Homer (trans. Emily Wilson)
9-10 A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman
11-12 La Chartreuse de Parme by Stendhal
13-14 Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede (trans. Leo Sherley-Price)
15-16 Jehan de Saintré by Antoine de la Sale (trans. Michel Quereuil)
17-18 None Died in Vain: The Saga of the American Civil War by Robert Leckie
19-20 Angel in the Whirlwind by Benson Bobrick
These American histories are old enough that I will count them as classics in the history genre. I might be stretching the rules a bit…
Have you read any of these?