The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #30

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The Classics Club
2020-2025

The Classics Spin #30

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before Sunday, June 12, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

On Sunday June 12, 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 August 7, 2022.

Here are 20 titles I have selected from my 3rd list of 50 classics.
It might indeed be a challenge, as I made a list not counting any of the 20 books I’m supposed to read for the 20 books of summer challenge.

1 Antal Szerb Journey by Moonlight (1937)
2 Antal Szerb The Pendragon Legend (1934)
3 Charles Williams Descent into Hell (1937)
4 Colette Sido
5 Cornell Woolrich The Bride Wore Black (1940)
6 Daphne du Maurier* Jamaica Inn (1935)
7 Eric Ambler Epitaph for a Spy (1938)
8 Freeman Wills Crofts Inspector French’s Greatest Case (1924)
9 George Orwell Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)
10 Italo Calvino The Baron in the Trees
11 Jean Giono Le chant du monde (1934)
12 Machado de Assi Dom Casmurro (1899)
13 Marcel Allain Fantômas
14 R. C. Sherriff The Hopkins Manuscript (1939)
15 Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep (1939)
16 Rex Stout Fer-de-Lance (1934)
17 Robert Walser Jakob von Gunten (1909)
18 Sinclair Lewis It Can’t Happen Here (1935)
19 Stefan Zweig Confusion (1927)
20 various authors The Floating Admiral (1931)

COME BACK ON MONDAY JUNE 13
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

28 thoughts on “The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #30

  1. Nice list, and you have a lot of classic crime fiction on there. I hope you get the book by Rex Stout, because I would like to know what you think of it. I love it, I have read it many times, but then Rex Stout is my favorite author and I have read and reread all the books in the series.

    I have not done my list yet, I better get moving on it. Good luck on the spin!

    TracyK at Bitter Tea and Mystery.

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  2. I have read all of Rex Stout’s books too and many by Daphne du Maurier. I didn’t like The Floating Admiral. Most of the books by various authors, that I have read, don’t seem to appeal to me. Freeman Wills Crofts is good too.

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  3. Ohhhh. I simply want you to get the whimsical The Baron in the Trees for selfish reasons, to hear what you think of it. I have not found any among us here that has read it.

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  6. You have got an interesting mix there. I recently read a few short stories by Cornell Woolrich, among them the one which Read Window was based on. He really writes ‘noir’ and I like them.

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