Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin.

Before next Sunday, 11 December, 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 29 January, 2023.

Here’s my list:

  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  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?

5 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. I also have Strangers on a Train, Nicholas Nickleby and Fire from Heaven on my list, but all at different numbers! Of your other books, I loved The Black Tulip and The Birds and Other Stories. Good luck!

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  2. I have read no 4, (fine, but I can’t remember much about it), no 14 (I thought it encapsulated that period of American history very well), and no 17 (a sombre but very moving read, and a really great book). Whatever comes up, I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. You have so many excellent ones here, Margaret! Strangers on a Train is classic suspense, and I’d be interested in what you think of that. And I remember loving Brave New World when I first read it. Of course, that was long ago, and I don’t know what I’d think of it now!

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  4. So many goodies here I’d be hard put to pick one! Nicholas Nickleby is one of my top favourite Dickens’, and I love Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Sense and Sensibility, of course! I loved Lord Jim too, but I don’t see it as a festive read – takes a lot of concentration! I think you’re going to be lucky with almost anything from this list, actually…

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