Classics Club Spin

The Classics ClubIt’s time for another Classics Club Spin. I’ve been hoping we’d get another Spin in before the end of the year and here it is.

The Spin rules:

  •  List any twenty books you have left to read from your Classics Club list.
  • Number them from 1 to 20.
  • On Friday 17th November the Classics Club will announce a number.
  • This is the book to read by 31 December 2017.

This is my list:

  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. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  7. Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
  8. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  9. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  10. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  11. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  12. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
  13. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  14. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  15. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  16. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  17. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
  18. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  19. Framley Parsonage (Barsetshire Chronicles, #4) by Anthony Trollope
  20. Orlando by Virginia Woolf

It shouldn’t matter which one comes up as I do want to read these books – but ideally at this time of year I’d like it to be one of the shorter books on this list.

15 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. I’d completely forgotten I want to read #15 until I saw your list. 🙂 I hope you get either #6 or #9. I don’t know how short they are, but I bet they are good. If you get one of those, I’ll be reading either This Side of Paradise or A Farewell to Arms. 🙂

    Good luck!


  2. And I was going to wish for Nicholas Nickleby for you since I’ll be reading it too in December. I’ll go for Three Men in a Boat instead then – brilliant book! An all-time favourite!


  3. You do have a fine list of classics, Margaret. I wonder what you’ll think of it if you get One Hundred Years of Solitude. And you’ve got the Steinbeck on the list, too, I see. If you get that one, I really hope you’ll enjoy it.


  4. You and me both! I’ve been waiting & nagging (via twitter).
    We share a few authors this spin, but not any specific titles – I’m finding it harder to match each book to another blogger as my list gets smaller 🙂


  5. The Gabriel García Márquez are on the longish size, but they read fast, and they are unforgettable. But there’s other dear titles in your list, so, I wish you good luck.


  6. Lovely list Margaret! I’m impressed with how many chunky tomes you’ve included! There are a lot of titles here that I want to read but that didn’t make my first CC master list. North and South and Far From the Madding Crowd are two of my favorites.


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