Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin. The Club has four new moderators – Brona, Deb, Kay and Margaret (not me). And I’m pleased to see they are carrying on with the Classics Club Spin!

The Spin rules:

  •  List any twenty books you have left to read from your Classics Club list.
  • Number them from 1 to 20.
  • On Wednesday 1st August, the Club will post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by 31st August, 2018.

This is my list:

All Quiet on the Western FrontAppleby's EndBirdsongClouds of Witness: Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery…The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin (Maigret #10)

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  2. Appleby’s End by Michael Innes
  3. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  4. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers
  5. The Dancer at the Gai Moulin by Georges Simenon

Far From the Madding CrowdGreenmantle (Richard Hannay, #2)Gulliver's TravelsHe Who Whispers (Dr. Gideon Fell, #16)Love in the Time of Cholera

6. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
7. Greenmantle by John Buchan
8. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
9. He Who Whispers by John Dickson Carr
10.Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant, #1)Oliver TwistParade's EndThe Return of the NativeThe Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse, #6)

11.The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
12.Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
13.Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
14.The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
15.The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter

Ruling Passion (Dalziel & Pascoe, #3)The Shadow PuppetThe Saint-Fiacre Affair (Maigret, #13)Sweet ThursdayThree Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1)

16.Ruling Passion by Reginald Hill
17.The Shadow Puppet by Georges Simenon
18.The Saint- Fiacre Affair by Georges Simenon
19.Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
20.Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome

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 the shorter books!

16 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. Oh, you have some really interesting choices here, Margaret. Love in the Time of Cholera is a very different sort of book. If you spin that one, I wonder what you’ll think of it. Of course, I can’t help but be drawn to the crime fiction on your list, too…

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  2. Shorter would be good, right? I’m going to take a pass on this spin. My August is already overflowing with books. However, I’ll be watching for what you get and look for your review. Good luck! Of course I’m cheering for the crime novels on your list. 🙂

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    1. Shorter would be great, Kay – I’d have more chance of reading it by 31 August, as like you I’m overflowing with books and wondered whether it was a stupid idea to even attempt to take part in the Spin. I just like the idea of being given a random book to read (even if I’ve picked the list in the first instance) – but I’m secretly hoping for one of the short crime novels …


  3. I’ve just learned about the mysteries of Georges Simenon, and now I’m eager to try one of these. Maybe the spinner will stop on #5.

    I recommend Three Men in a Boat highly. A lovely story, full of gentle humor.

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  4. Three Men in a Boat is the perfect summer read. There are some wonderful audiobook versions also. And Far From the Madding Crowd is my favorite Hardy. You have such a great mix of books on your list!


  5. Fantastic list, Margaret! I love Far From the Madding Crowd and Three Men in a Boat, and am very curious about Birdsong and Parade’s End. Here’s hoping one of your shorter books gets picked though!


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