The Classics Club

Spin List #18 Winner

You guys have probably all read that the spin list winning number was #9! Woot, its a great number! After look at my list I was both intrigued and slightly disappointed. Intrigued because I know absolutely nothing about the book and Disaappointed because I was hoping for a small book. lol.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
417 Pages – Published June 5th, 1967

The brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love—in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as "magical realism." -From Goodreads.

One of the twentieth century’s most beloved and acclaimed novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women—brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul—this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction. - From Amazon.


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I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


  • Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    I absolutely LOVED 100 Years of Solitude! I definitely wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked it up from a Take a Book, Leave a Book Library in Peru but I devoured this book quickly. I am actually sad that I traded that book away.. I may need to buy a copy eventually.

    I hope you enjoy your time with the Buendias!
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    • Books In Bloom

      I think I will like it too! I’ve heard such great things and now that I’ve read the synopsis, it sounds very intriguing! I’m reading one book for review but then I think I will start it! 🙂

  • Faye

    Oh this is one of my favourite books of all time. I do hope you love it too. In case it helps, all the blasted (loooong) repetitive names do get easier to get your head around. I struggled until about 50 pages in and then something clicked and I was off!
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    • Books In Bloom

      I think I’m on about page 50ish now! I’m liking it pretty well. I really liked how much of a go getter the dad was…. like how opened minded he was to all the gypsies’ new tech….It did sort of got him in trouble though….maybe he was a bit too interested. I’m cant wait to see what happens to the village.

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