Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin.

Before next Sunday, 12 June, 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 7 August, 2022.

Here’s my list:

  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge
  3. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  4. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  5. The Mousetrap and Selected Plays by Agatha Christie
  6. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  7. The Stars Look Down by A J Cronin
  8. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  9. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  10. The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
  11. The Birds and other short stories by Daphne du Maurier
  12. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  13. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  14. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  15. How Green was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
  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 don’t mind which one is picked as I’m aiming to read all of them in due course! But which one/s would you recommend?

Edited on June 9, because I’ve just realised I’ve included A Room with a View which I’ve read – it was my Classics Club Spin book from the last Spin! I just copied the previous list (with a few alterations) and didn’t realise it was still on the list. I’ve now removed it and added The Awakening by Kate Chopin instead.

7 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. You’ve got some fine choices here, Margaret. I liked the wit in the Crispin, and that one has an intriguing bit of howdunit, too. Strangers on a Train is a really effective psychological novel, in my opinion, and In Cold Blood is fascinating. Oh, and you have Brave New World here, too. I wonder what you’ll think of that one if you get it. Well, whichever way it goes, I hope you enjoy your reading!

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  2. Strangers on a Train is at number 12 on my list as well, so if that one comes up we can compare thoughts. Otherwise, I loved How Green was My Valley and The Black Tulip!

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  3. Oh gosh, so hard to just pick one from this fabulous list. Of course I have a leaning towards How Green is My Valley given my Welsh identity :). But A Town Like Alice, Sense and Sensibility and The Awakening would have to be on my recommendation list too


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