Classics Club Spin

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It’s time for another Classics Club Spin.  I was wondering if one was due, so I’m pleased to find it is, especially as I haven’t made much progress with reading any off my list recently.

    • Before Sunday 19th April 2020, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List.  I only have 9 unread books left on my list so I’ve listed them twice and added two more books that I’d like to read.
    • You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the spin period.
    • On 19th April the folks at The Classics 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 1st June 2020.

 

      1. The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter
      2. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
      3. Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
      4. Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert
      5. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
      6. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
      7. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      8. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
      9. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
      10. The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter
      11. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
      12. Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford
      13. Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert
      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. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
      18. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
      19. I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier
      20. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

Have you read any of these and loved them? Any that you didn’t enjoy?

19 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. The Gilbert and the Dexter would both be great picks, Margaret. And. although it’s very different to those, the Garcia Marquez would be, too, I think. You’ve got lots of other interesting ones there, so I have the feeling that whichever way the spin goes, you’ll have a good read. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Nice list…I’ve read none of these titles (some on my TBR), but I have read five of these authors. Only one that I’m sort of meh about. I won’t share my bias though. Hope you enjoy whatever you get.

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      1. Oh OK. I didn’t want to perhaps bias you before you’d begun, but I’m not a fan of Virginia Woolf, probably mostly for not being a fan of stream-of-consciousness. There are many people who enjoy her very much, so don’t take my word for it. Dickens, Hardy, Marquez, and Ford though…I enjoy. Cheers.

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      1. Have you seen the film with Derek Jacobi? I’m not certain if you be able to get a hold of a copy of it at the moment. It was issued in two parts each of three hours, one telling the story from the point of view of Arthur Clennam and the other from the point of view of Little Dorrit. If you can get hold of a copy I really recommend it. In fact I think I’m going to dig out ours for The Bears and I to watch over the next couple of days.

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  3. I read a lot of Thomas Hardy when I was young, maybe I should try one again and see what I think. I just started reading Charles Dickens and need to read more of them. Only nine books left on your list. Amazing!

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