The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #14


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The Classics Club

The Classics Spin #14

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

I finally managed my subscriptions, so I can now know when a new spin is posted!

Here is what was announced:

At your blog, by next Monday, October 3, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list — in a separate post.

This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in October & November. So, try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)

Next Monday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by December 1, 2016. We’ll have a check in here in December, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.

So here are my 20 books, not too much extra challenge, these are all books I can’t wait to read!!

  1. A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  2. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
  3. The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon
  4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
  5. The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
  6. The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
  7. Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome
  8. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  11. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
  12. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
  13. Moderato Cantabile, by Marguerite Duras
  14. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  15. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  16. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  17. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  18. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  19. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  20. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury




17 thoughts on “The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #14

  1. Great list with lots of variety! My picks would be Three Men in a Boat or The Martian Chronicles – both books I love. We both have Childhood’s End on our lists. Hope you get one you enjoy! 🙂


    • actually, as I was done with my last audiobook and the one I wanted to listen next was on hold, I started listening to The Martian Chronicles! Loving it, I was even regretting I didn’t have more to iron!! Yes, I still iron clothes, and I need to have something manual to do to listen to audiobboks 😉

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  2. You have some excellent choices and can hardly go wrong with any number. I am glad to see that you are including a play too. Excellent choice! Sometimes when we watch plays we get so carried away by the action and the drama and the acting that it’s hard to pick up on carefully interwoven themes and the poetry of the words and images.


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