Or actually #3 for me because I did not take part in the last spin due to family issues and major reading slump.
But, I am back and ready with vengeance! (Not really, but in a way.)
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For Spin #1 and #2, I divided books into different categories, but this time the list will be completely random and books are going to be in the order in which random.org decided that they should be.
1. Daphne du Maurier "Rebecca"
2. Thomas Hardy "Jude the Obscure"
3. Barbara Kingsolver "The Poisonwood Bible"
4. Mary Shelley "Frankenstein"
5. Jeffrey Eugenides "Middlesex"
6. Umberto Eco "The Name of the Rose"
7. Henry James "The Portrait of a Lady"
8. Vladimir Nabokov "Invitation to a Beheading"
9. Toni Morrisson "Beloved"
10. Elizabeth Gaskell "Cranford"
11. Alexander Solzhenitsyn “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”
12. John Steinbeck "East of Eden"
13. Willa Cather “My Ántonia”
14. George Orwell "Animal Farm"
15. Henrik Ibsen "A Doll's House"
16. John Steinbeck "The Winter of Our Discontent"
17. Emily Brontë ”Wuthering Heights”
18. John le Carre "Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy"
19. Richard Adams "Watership Down"
20. Elie Wiesel "Night"
I think the Universe is trying to send a message here, because number 42 showed up four times (that is Jude the Obscure in the list). And John Steinbeck managed to make it to the list with two books, so that must be a sign too.
I currently own 8 of those books (4 physical copies, 4 on Kindle).
It is a very good list because I can't say I would be against reading any of those books at this particular moment, except maybe that I am a bit suspicious towards Henry James after the failure with The Turn of the Screw.
There are only two re-reads in the list (Beloved, Wuthering Heights).
11 are such books that I am very excited about - wow, that is a huge number (Rebecca, Jude the Obscure, The Poisonwood Bible, Frankenstein, Middlesex, The Name of the Rose, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, East of Eden, Animal Farm, Watership Down and Night).
Spin number will be announced on Monday, 18th of November. Stay tuned!