Classics Club Spin

The Classics ClubIt’s time for another Classics Club Spin. I feel rather guilty because although I did read my last Spin book, Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens, I still haven’t finished writing a post about it!

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 9 March the Classics Club will announce a number.
  • This is the book to read by 30 April 2018.

This is my list:

Lorna DooneNicholas NicklebyLittle DorrittOliver TwistRomola

1) Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R D Blackmore

2) Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

3) Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

4) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

5) Romola by George Eliot

 

BirdsongParade's EndMary BartonNorth and SouthFar from the Madding Crowd

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

The Return of the NativeThree Men in a BoatLove in the Time of CholeraOne Hundred Years of SolitudeAll Quiet on the Western Front

11) The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

12) Three Man 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

East of EdenThe Grapes of WrathSweet ThursdayGulliver's TravelsFramley Parsonage (Chronicles of Barsetshire #4)

16) East of Eden by John Steinbeck

17) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

18) Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

19) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

20) Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

It shouldn’t matter which one comes up as I do want to read these books – but I’d like it to be one of Steinbeck’s books, or Birdsong.

19 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin”

  1. Some great books here, Margaret. I’ve read several, and I’d be happy to read any of the rest. And I’m so far behind with reviews that I can’t think about it! Head in the sand syndrome!

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    1. if I don’t write a review straight after finishing the book it’s so hard. Sometimes I just want to get on to the next book. But I’m glad I’m not the only one behind with them.

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  2. I had Birdsong on my list for years, but somehow forgot about it. And I read All Quiet On the Western Front when I was in school. Here’s hoping for 6 or 16, 17, or 18. LOL

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  3. You have some fine books here, Margaret. I see you have several Steinbecks – I’ve always liked his work. And Parade’s End<, too, among many others. Actually, no matter which one comes up, I think you’ll be glad for the experience.

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  4. Goodness, lots of chunky books on your list this time! But I’m keeping my fingers crossed you get Three Men in a Boat, since it’s one of my favourite books of all time. Good luck!

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  5. There are a lot of great books on your list – some that I’ve read and others that I’m interested in reading. I would be hoping for one of the Thomas Hardy books, East of Eden or Three Men in a Boat, all of which I loved. Good luck!

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  6. You really have a can’t lose list! So many of my favorites are on your list, as well as ones I would love to read myself. It’s been so long since I read 100 Years of Solitude that it would actually count as a new book for me. Hope you get what you want 🙂

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