The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #15



The Classics Club

The Classics Spin #15

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before next Friday, March 10th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in March & April. (Details follow.) 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, re-reads, ancients — whatever you choose.)

On Friday, 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 May 1, 2017. We’ll check in here in May to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

So here are my 20 books:

  1. The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon
  2. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  3. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  4. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
  5. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
  6. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  7. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  8. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  9. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  10. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  11. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  12. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  13. My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier
  14. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  15. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  17. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  18. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  19. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  20. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig




20 thoughts on “The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #15

  1. I love Tennessee Williams so I’m glad to see you listed A Streetcar Named Desire twice! 😉

    Great list. Woolf, Hemingway, and Steinbeck are favorites, too.


  2. I’m ridiculously excited to have another #ccspin to look forward to. We even share a book in common this spin too. I will post my list tomorrow when there is a space in my posting schedule 🙂

    Good luck


    • just went to have a look at your list, you have so great ones waiting for you there! By the way, have you tried to listen to A Tale of Two Cities? You might enjoy it more than reading it. I really enjoyed the audiobook


  3. Most of these I read in High School and some of them I have recently reread. It helps to remember when they were written instead of bashing them like some do when they were required to in school

    You have a very eclectic list there. Have fun


    • Thanks Andrea. I grew up in France, so the list of required reading was quite different. Right now I am rereading Paradise Lost, and enjoying it just as much as when I studied it at the university


  4. I love A Streetcar Named Desire though I always find it easier to watch plays than to read them. And I have Tender is the Night on my list too, but under a different number. Good luck – hope you enjoy whichever one comes up!


  5. I’ve only read a few of the books on your list–Charlotte’s Web, The Moonstone–which were both great. The Moonstone, actually is one of my favorite mysteries ever. Oh, and I guess I’ve read A Streetcar Named Desire, but I don’t remember it that well, so perhaps it’s due a reread. I hope you love whichever you get!


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