Just as I found a little time for the online bookish world, my trusty, long-serving, hard-working modem gave up the ghost and died, and so I have only my work breaks today and tomorrow and that isn’t nearly as time as I’d like.
I do hope my new modem arrives on schedule …
Fortunately I had enough time to spot a new Classics Club spin, and it wasn’t too difficult to pull together a list, because I only have twenty-something books left ….
… and now here is that list.
- The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox (1752)
- Emmeline by Charlotte Turner Smith (1788)
- A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbold (1791)
- The Collegians by Gerald Griffin (1829)
- Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau (1838)
- Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (1842)
- Vilette by Charlotte Bronte (1953)
- Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov (1859)
- Hester by Margaret Oliphant (1873)
- A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
- La Regenta by Leopoldo Atlas (1886)
- The Beth Book by Sarah Grand (1897)
- Eline Vere by Louis Couperus (1889)
- The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf (1915)
- Kristin Lavransdattir by Sigrid Undset (1922)
- Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann (1927)
- Alas, Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson (1937)
- The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg (1946)
- The World My Wilderness by Rose Macaulay (1950)
- A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Tayor (1951)
The numbers I’d most like to come up are 7, 10, 14 and 20.
The numbers I’m a little anxious about are 2, 12 and 18.
But there isn’t a book on my list I don’t want to read – it’s just that I want to read some of one day, rather than right now.
Though maybe I just need the right push …