Skip to content

August 7, 2020


Classics Club Spin #24

by N@ncy

I can’t look…..what is the number for #24 CC spin?


My list:

  1. Les années  – Annie Ernaux  – READ
  2. Rien où poser sa tête – Francoise Frenkel
  3. Je suis le carnet de Dora Maar – Brigitte Benkemoun
  4. La petit fille sur la banquiese – Adelaide Bon
  5. Et tu n’es pas revenu – Marceline Loridan-Ivens (Prix Lectrice Elle 2016)
  6. L’étrange défaite – Marc Bloch  (French historian, resistance, written 1940…published 1946)
  7. I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey – Langston Hughes
  8. The Tradition – Jericho Brown (poetry)
  9. Nganajungu Yagu – C.P Green (Victorian Premier’s Prize Poetry 2020) (ALS Gold Medal 2020
  10. A Fool’s Errand: Creating the Nat Museum African American History and Culture – L. Bunch
  11. Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music – Archie Roach
  12. The Yield: A Novel – Tara June Winch
  13. Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland – P. Keefe
  14. Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For – Susan Rice
  15. The Sixth Man: A Memoir – C. Wallace
  16. The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to Border Wall in the Mind of America – G. Grandin
  17. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
  18. Deacon King Kong – James McBride – SPIN!!

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK‘A hilarious, pitch-perfect comedy set in the Brooklyn projects of the late 1960s. This alone may qualify it as one of the year’s best novels.’ The Washington Post

  1. North River – Pete Hamill (1935-2020)
  2. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaisto (Booker Prize 2019)




What is the spin?

  1. Compile list of 20 books by Sunday 9th August.
  2. Try to challenge yourself.
  3. Deadline:  30 September ….finish book and review it
  4. Hashtag: #ccspin
Read more from Messages
4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Aug 8 2020

    As always your lists are truly inspired with a healthy mix of French books, poetry & non-fiction from all around the world.
    Books have been my saving grace this past few months (after a brief period early in Covid when I was too distracted). I hope they help you too xoxo


    • Aug 8 2020

      Sorry that the list is not ‘classics’ but reading any kind of book is a victory for me!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Aug 11 2020

    It does look like a great list–I’ve not read any McBride so I’ll definitely be curious what you think.

    Liked by 1 person


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: