Monday, November 16, 2020

Classics Club Spin #25

One of the events offered by The Classics Club is The Classics Club Spin. Spin #25 has just been announced. On Sunday 22nd November, the Classics Club will post a number from 1 through 20. The goal is to read, review and post about whatever book falls under that number on my Spin List by January 31, 2021. That gives me plenty of time to read any of the books on my list, so no pressure or angst involved.

Members who participate list twenty books from their classics list that they have not read. As usual, my list is mostly the same as the one I used for the previous spin. I added my latest purchases, Rebecca and Little Women. My main concern for this list is to pick books that I already have a copy of on my shelves.

So, here is my list of 20 books for the spin.

  1. Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe   [209 pages]
  2. Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bronte   [452 pages]
  3. Rebecca (1938) by Daphne du Maurier  [410 pages]
  4. The Sign of Four (1890) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
  5. Anna Karenina (1878) by Leo Tolstoy  [over 800 pages]
  6. The Quiet American (1958) by Graham Greene   [180 pages]
  7. In a Lonely Place (1947) by Dorothy B. Hughes
  8. Foundation (1951) by Isaac Asimov  
  9. A Wrinkle in Time (1962) by Madeleine L'Engle
  10. Beast In View (1955) by Margaret Millar
  11. The Pursuit of Love (1945) by Nancy Mitford
  12. The Moviegoer (1961) by Walker Percy   [200 pages]
  13. Much Ado About Nothing (1598) by William Shakespeare
  14. Little Women (1868) by Louisa May Alcott  [460 pages]
  15. Sense and Sensibility (1811) by Jane Austen   
  16. Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker    [420 pages]
  17. The Wind in the Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame 
  18. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) by James Cain
  19. The Invisible Man (1897) by H.G. Wells
  20. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) by Shirley Jackson


Rick Robinson said...

That’s one heck of a list! There are several I’d like to read, several I have read and enjoyed very much. I am eager to hear which you pick.

TracyK said...

Me too, Rick. I will do a short post about the pick once it is made. I like this list and will try to read more than one from it in the next couple of months.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I have read most of them and it is a very good list. Now here we are able to get a lot of this sort of book through out library in either an ebook or audio. We actually have two systems that allow it: Hoopla and Libby. Maybe you can get it that way if you don't already own it.

Margot Kinberg said...

I really like your list, Tracy. You include a variety of different novels, and the ones I've read have all been well-written and more than worth the read. Looking forward to your lessing us know which one you get.

Cath said...

I hope you get no. 17!

TracyK said...

Patti, thanks for those suggestions. I will have to look into what my library offers. I am not fond of reading ebooks because they affect my sleep and I read later in the day. But I probably could adapt if I tried.

TracyK said...

Margot, I am eager for the number to be picked, and there are several here I will be very happy to get to.

TracyK said...

Cath, I just added The Wind in the Willows this spin. I had started reading it last January but I have an annotated edition which is awkward to read so it was slow going. I am determined to get a new start on it soon.

Katrina said...

That is a good list, I've read 11 of them and enjoyed all of those ones so the chances are you'll get a good read. I plan to have my list sorted out by tomorrow.

TracyK said...

Katrina, I hope that they will all be good reads, but some will be more challenging than others. Much Ado About Nothing, for example. Shakespeare is hard for me.

bookertalk said...

You have a few I've never heard of like In a Lonely Place and Beast In View. It makes a refreshing change because most of the lists people put together for classics club reading tread fairly familiar ground

TracyK said...

Thanks, BookerTalk. I have mixed in classics in the mystery genre, some of them books I have put off reading for years.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It's Little Women for you. Wonderful. And perfect for this year and this season.

TracyK said...

I agree, Deb. It is my plan to start reading Little Women early in December so I can blog about it before Christmas.

Peggy Ann said...

Great list Tracy! Makes me think about joining in.

TracyK said...

Peggy, you should join in. I am enjoying reading more classics.

col2910 said...

Nice list, read 4 with 1 other on the pile. I'll let you enjoy the other 15!

TracyK said...

Col, the pick was #14, Little Women on my list, and I have already read it and reviewed it. I think I will enjoy the others when I get to them, although I have a hard time with Shakespeare.