The Classics Spin

The Classics ClubIt’s time for another Classics Spin.

  • List any twenty books you have left to read from your Classics Club list.
  • Number them from 1 to 20.
  • Next Monday the Classics Club will announce a number.
  • This is the book you need to read by 1 February 2016.
  1. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R D Blackmore
  2. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  3. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  4. Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
  5. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  6. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  7. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
  8. Romola by George Eliot
  9. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  10. Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
  11. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  12. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  13. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  14. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  15. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  16. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  18. Doctor Thorne  (Barsetshire Chronicles, #3) by Anthony Trollope
  19. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  20. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

I really don’t mind which one comes up in the Spin!

11 thoughts on “The Classics Spin

  1. That’s a great list. I loved Far from the Madding Crowd, Doctor Thorne and The Count of Monte Cristo, but there are lots of others on your list that I’ve either read or would like to read. I’m in the middle of Oliver Twist at the moment and enjoying it. Good luck on Monday!


  2. Great list as always. I read North and South earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    We share Mary Barton this spin if no 11 comes our way on Monday.


  3. Oh, what a great list. I love them all, but I’d probably choose Wives and Daughters because I’m really looking forward to reading that one. Like Christy, I read Doctor Thorne and really enjoyed it. Really, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices. Have a wonderful spin!


  4. Doctor Thorne is WONDERFUL, possibly my favorite Trollope. I’ve heard Julian Fellows is adapting it after he finishes Downton Abbey, so I’m sure more people will be reading it soon. Also both the Gaskells are excellent, and Far From the Madding Crowd — so many good books on your list!


  5. What a wealth of fabulous books you have on your list–I’ve never read Lorna Doone, but curious about it, or Martin Chuzzlewit, or Parade’s End. It’s been so many years since I read One Years of Solitude that I really need to reread it, but I really enjoy magical realism.

    Enjoy your spin!


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