Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin.

Before next Sunday, 19 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 30 April, 2023.

Here’s my list:

  1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. Fair Stood the Wind for France by H E Bates
  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. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  7. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
  9. The Birds and other short stories by Daphne du Maurier
  10. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
  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. Friends and Heroes by Olivia Manning
  17. Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
  18. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
  19. The Invisible Man by H G Wells
  20. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf

I can’t decide which one I’d like to come up in the Spin! But which one/s would you recommend?

9 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin

  1. I’d have to go with Sense and Sensibility – hard to go wrong with an Austen to be fair! I’ve read Nicholas Nickleby (good in part but oh so longwinded at times) and In Cold Blood which I found remarkable at the time but many years have since passed and I can’t recall a single thing about it


  2. I’ll probably be reading Sense and Sensibility in April for an online bookclub I follow on Youtube. I don’t believe I’ve ever read it but the plotline is so familiar because I’ve watched the Emma Thompson film so often. I suspect the book has ‘more to it’ and will be a different experience. I’d like to read Fire from Heaven at some stage too.

    How are you liking The Children’s Book? And also how are you doing healthwise now?


  3. You’ve got so many good ones here, Margaret, that I’d find it hard-put to choose just one I’d recommend. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t go wrong with Austen. I think the Highsmith is excellent. And the Crispin is an interesting howdunit as much as it is a whodunit. It’s an interesting introduction to that series. Oh, and I remember the first time I read Brave New World – nice to have that memory. Whichever one you get, I hope you enjoy it!


  4. I’ll never forget reading In Cold Blood when I was a teen. It was perhaps the first time I realized nonfiction could read like fiction.

    We have one book in common. Because I think it’s fun to do so, I’ve shifted the book we have in common so that our numbers align…

    Good luck!


  5. I’m tempted by a spin but it would mean getting my new list up presto pronto. I loved Sense and Sensibility when I read it recently so I hope you get that!


  6. Lots of good stuff there. I’d quite like you to get Go Set a Watchman, purely because I’d be interested to hear what you think of it. But I’d also be happy for you to get Fair Stood the Wind for France, as you mentioned over on my blog that you’d quite like it if it came up, and it’s on my own wish list though not my classics club list, so again I be interested to get your opinion on it. Whatever you get, I hope it turns out to be a good one!


  7. Edmund Crispin! I love Edmund Crispin. There’s several others that I think are fun on that list, but more people need to read Edmund Crispin! 😉


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