12-3-18 UPDATE: The spin was #1 so I will be reading
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin!
Now to make that fit a category for both the ATY 2019 and PopSugar 2019 challenges on Goodreads!
I loved Go Tell It on the Mountain and want to read this one! I own it, too! :)
2) At Fault by Kate Chopin
3) The Hours by Micheal Cunningham
I truly know nothing about this one, but so many have recommended it and I have
read several references to it lately. Added bonus: picked up a copy in the Half Price
Books clearance section for $2!
4) The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
5) The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Really feel the need to read one of her books! So many bloggers reference her work!
6) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Have yet to read one of his novels. (I know, I know...) :)
7) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Yeah, I know. Unbelievable that some English/literature teacher in my past never
got to this one, but I am very curious.
8) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Can. Not. Wait! I felt drawn to this book and shouldn't delay reading it any longer!!
9) Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter
10) A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
11) Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
12) Mary Ann by Daphne du Maurier
13) Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
I finally read Rebecca for the RIP challenge this year and loved it!
14) A Separate Peace by John Knowles*
Read this at age 15, loved it, and am anxious to see how I feel about it now, some
40+ years later! :)
15) The Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
First read when I was 13. I loved it then and am anxious to see how it resonates
for me now.
16) An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Read it at 13 and LOVED it! So dramatic! So romantic! So tragic! So sad! Wonder how
it will resonate for me now, some almost 47 years later. I am betting much the
same. Though I'm sure there are many similarly-themed movies and books, I thought
Woody Allen's Match Point (2005) was a well-done similarly-themed movie. Neither of these works is uplifting in the least, but accurate, in my opinion.
17) ...And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer
OMG! I absolutely loved this book when I read it at age 20! The characters were
living and breathing right alongside me! Definitely one to revisit!
18) The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov
Read it for college and was rather lost. Oh, I aced the exam, but hope I can truly
understand it this time around, many many years later! (Sometimes life experience
really helps with that!)
19) Micah Clarke by Sir Ignatius Arthur Conan Doyle
20) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Feel I should read it so I can understand the references made to it.