Thursday, February 14, 2013

Classics Club Spin

The Classics Club is organizing a fun Classics Spin event this month that involves making a numbered list of twenty titles from your Classics Club reading list. On Monday, February 18th, a number will be chosen at random and everyone will have to read the book in that spot on their lists. The caveat is that you're supposed to pick a mix of new reads and rereads, books you're looking forward to reading and books that you're a little more intimidated by. Although I hate to think of myself as being too intimidated to read any book, I'm sure you can guess that there might be one or two numbers that I'm hoping aren't chosen.

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1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
5. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
6. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
7. The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
8. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
9. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
10. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
11. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
12. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
13. Cecelia by Fanny Burney
14. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
15. Ulysses by James Joyce
16. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
17. Othello by William Shakespeare
18. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
19. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
20. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

I'll see which way my luck is running on Monday!

Update- 14 was the number that was chosen, so I'll be rereading Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent.


  1. You have some fantastic books on your list! I almost added The Woman in White to my spin list but decided to go with his novel Jezabel's Daughter instead.

    1. I hadn't heard of that Collins novel before. It sounds like an interesting one!

  2. Some great titles on your list - I just hope you don't get no. 15!!
    It might take longer than the month to read :-)

  3. Some favourites of mine on your list. Not Ulysses! You are brave to include that one. Good luck with the draw.



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