Classics Club Spin #26

Hi! I haven’t been reading much but I have a few reviews planned for the first few books I read this year. In the meantime, I couldn’t resist joining the current Classics Club spin; this will be my second.

Instructions here:

my list:

  1. Songs of Innocence & Experience – William Blake
  2. Idylls of the King – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  3. The Conference of the Birds – Farid ad-Din Attar
  4. Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (anthology)
  5. The King of Elfland’s Daughter – Lord Dunsany (reread)
  6. Journey to the West volume one 
  7. Troilus & Cressida – William Shakespeare
  8. Cymbeline – William Shakespeare
  9. The Golden Ass – Apuleius
  10. Lilith by George McDonald – I have already read this but I might reread it since I haven’t reviewed it yet
  11. Nibelungenlied – Anonymous
  12. The Best of CL Moore by CL Moore
  13. The Kalevala – Anonymous
  14. The Poetic Edda – Anonymous
  15. Paradise Lost – John Milton (reread)
  16. The Symposium – Plato
  17. The True History – Lucian of Samotsa
  18. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  19. The Fifth Head of Cerberus – Gene Wolfe
  20. Lyrical Ballads – William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

5 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #26

  1. I’m slowly reading through Songs of Innocence and Experience and am really enjoying it. Well, I’d have to choose Plato for you because if I’m not reading him, someone else should be, lol! Have a great spin, Beth! (p.s. I’m so glad you’re on WordPress now ….. I wasn’t able to comment on your blogger blog)


  2. It will only be my second time taking part in The Classics Spin, but I had a lot of fun last time around. The Satanic Verses is still on my TBR! But not on my Classics List! I won’t mind reading number 18 on my own list as well.

    Maybe we’ll be lucky!

    Elza Reads The Classics Club Spin #26


  3. I really enjoyed enjoyed the Blake in an illustrated edition, with facsimiles of the printed pages hand-coloured by, I believe, his wife. Of your other titles I’ve read Cymbeline, the Apuleius in the Graves translation, and a Penguin Classics edition of The Nibelungenlied, though the last two were in the days before I reviewed online — as I’ve still got those copies I’m hoping to revisit them … sometime. Of course I’ve dipped into the Tennyson and the Lyrical Ballads but never all in one go.

    Of the others in your list a few certainly appeal, especially the C L Moore: I read Wet Magic (co-written with her partner Henry Kuttner) some time ago and have had her fiction recommended more than once.


  4. The conference of the birds, what a lovely and inspiring title. I’m more of a Victorian lover but I see several books on your list that I’d dearly love to read too 🙂


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