The Classics Spin for November/December

The Classics ClubIt’s time for another Classics Spin.

I’m using the list I had for the last Spin with a couple of new titles to replace the ones I’ve read/am reading. The last Spin gave me My Antonia by Willa Cather and I’m currently reading Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

I don’t really mind which one comes up in this Spin, which is another way of saying I can’t decide which of these to read first. I’ll know next Monday when the Spin result is announced.

  1. Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon by Jane Austen
  2. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
  3. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
  4. The Man Who Was Thursday by G K Chesterton
  5. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
  6. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  7. Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens
  8. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  9. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E M Forster
  10. Washington Square by Henry James
  11. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
  12. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  13. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  14. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  15. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  17. Walden by Henry James Thoreau
  18. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  19. The Time Machine by H G Wells
  20. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

10 thoughts on “The Classics Spin for November/December

  1. Margaret – You have quite an impressive list there! I’ll be really interested in which way the Spin goes. Still with a list like that, you’ll get quality I’m thinking no matter which way it goes.


  2. That is a good list. I’ve read 1,3,4,8,9,11,13,14,15,16 and 20. Three Men in a Boat is the funniest and I’m not sure about The Color Purple – have I read it or do I just think I might have, would I have forgotten if I had, – is it my age?


  3. I hope you get to read Three Men in a Boat, and if it’s not picked, sneak it in and read it anyway! The funniest book ever written… 🙂


  4. All of them are excellent–you can’t go wrong, although I would be a bit concerned about trying to read Walden all the way through, without significant breaks. I always categorize it as one of those read-while-also-reading-something-else books.

    I’ve not heard of Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices–now I have to go read up on it.


    1. Jane, that’s interesting about Waldon and as I like to have a book to read-while-also-reading-something-else, that would fit in quite well with my reading pattern. There is a free Kindle copy of Lazy Tour – and it’s very short!!


    1. Christy, my copy of Call of the Wild belonged to my mother or father (can’t remember which), so it’s been in my life for ever! It’s another book I keep meaning to read.


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