Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin.

Before next Sunday, 18 September, 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 30 October, 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 Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
  5. The Stars Look Down by A J Cronin
  6. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  7. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  8. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
  9. The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
  10. The Birds and other short stories by Daphne du Maurier
  11. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  12. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  13. Daisy Miller by Henry James
  14. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  15. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
  16. Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
  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?

15 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. I’ve read a few of those and particularly enjoyed The Black Tulip, How Green Was My Valley and The Birds and Other Stories. I also have Strangers on a Train, Fire from Heaven and Nicholas Nickleby on my spin list, but all at different numbers! Good luck.

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  2. Oh, you have got some good ones here, Margaret! To me, you can’t go far wrong with an Austen And I think Bainbridge did a great job of evoking atmosphere and building suspense. Oh, and du Maurier did, too! So many others, too, that I’ve enjoyed. I’m really looking forward to what you think of whichever one you spin.

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    • I’m looking forward to seeing which number comes up and hope I do better than the last spin – it was Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap and I couldn’t read it as my copy is in such a small typeface and I don’t think there’s an e-book. I’ll have to use a magnifying glass I think!

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  3. Well, Sense and Sensibility is a big favorite of mine. However, the time of year might suggest something like Strangers On A Train (creepy) or the du Maurier book. Good luck!

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  4. I was hoping to get to Sense and Sensibility for Austen in August but didn’t get around to it. I try to read one Austen book each year until I’ve read through her works. It looks like I may not get to that this year….

    I have The Black Tulip on my TBR. I’ve heard it is really good.

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    • I’ve found that there are parts in Dickens’ books that do just drag – and they are so long! I’m hoping to read Sense and Sensibility soon if it doesn’t come up for this Spin.


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