Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin.

I have a new list, so plenty to choose from for this spin list. Before next Sunday, 20th March create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.On that day 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 30th April, 2022.

Here’s my list:

  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge
  3. The Mousetrap and Selected Plays by Agatha Christie
  4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  5. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  6. The Stars Look Down by A J Cronin
  7. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  8. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  9. The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
  10. The Birds and other short stories by Daphne du Maurier
  11. A Room with a View by E M Forster
  12. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  13. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  14. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  15. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  16. A Town Like Alice by Neville Shute
  17. On the Beach by Nevil Shute
  18. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
  19. The Invisible Man by H G Wells
  20. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf

I ‘d really like The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo to be picked as that is a book I’ll definitely be reading for FictionFan’s Review-Along to be reviewed on 20th April – that would be my ideal choice. Failing that, I’d like a shorter book! Maybe The Birds and other short stories by Daphne du Maurier. Any of one them would be OK, although I probably wouldn’t be able to finish it in time …

So, I’ll be looking out for number 14!

13 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. You have such great choices, Margaret! Honestly, I’d be hard-put to suggest just one that I hope you get. But I agree that using the same book you have for FictionFan’s read-along would work well! I see you have a couple of Nevil Shute’s books; I haven’t looked at any of his work for a long time, and I appreciate the reminder; I ought to get back to them.

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  2. You have a good mix of genres in your list. I’ve read quite a few of them but have shied away from reading Hunchback because it’s so long!
    Heart of Darkness is short though not a quick read.

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  3. I really enjoyed The Hunchback of Notre Dame, so I hope you get that one, especially as it would be perfect timing for your review-along. I also loved The Black Tulip and The Birds and Other Stories. Good luck!

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  4. Ha, usually I’d be hoping you get Nicholas Nickleby but I can’t imagine reading it and The Hunchback by the end of April! So I’ll be nice and hope you get The Invisible Man instead – delightfully short and good fun… 😀

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  5. I’ve read five of these, all good, and you have a lot of other interesting titles. I think I’d probably be hoping for Strangers on a Train. Hope you get the book you’d like.

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  6. I read ‘On the Beach’ recently. This is about the aftermath of a nuclear war, where people try and carry on with their normal lives. A sombre book, but definitely a classic. I’m glad I read it.

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  7. You have some great choices on your list – I also have Nicholas Nickleby on my list for a re-read. Good luck and I hope you get something your excited for. 🙂

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