Classics Club Spin #25

Time for the Spin again – last time I got the longest book on my list – War and Peace (and I did finish it!) – so although I have several very long books on this current list, I hope to jag a shorter one this time. The luck is in the spin! The idea is to make a list of 20 books from my Classics TBR by this Sunday 22 November, after which a number will be announced, and I need to read the book next to that number by 30 January 2021.

My list for this spin is:

2Blackmore, RDLorna Doone 
3Burns, RobertThe Poetical Works of Robert Burns
4Cather, WillaO Pioneers
5Cao, XueqinThe Story of the Stone V2 – The Crab-Flower Club
6Cooper, FenimoreThe Last of the Mohicans
7Defoe, DanielRobinson Crusoe
8Dickens, CharlesBarnaby Rudge
9Eliot, GeorgeAdam Bede
10Fielding, HenryThe History of Tom Jones: A Foundling
11Graves, RobertI, Claudius
12Harrower, ElizabethThe Watchtower
13Hugo, VictorNotre-Dame of Paris
14Idriess, Ion   LThe Yellow Joss and Other Tales
15James, HenryThe Portrait of a Lady
16Lawrence, TESeven Pillars of Wisdom
17Maugham, W SomersetOf Human Bondage
18Stark, FreyaAlexander’s Path
19Stow, RandolphThe Merry-Go-Round in the Sea
20Wyss, Johann DavidThe Swiss Family Robinson

9 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #25”

  1. I’ve only read one of these (the Henry James’) and we don’t share any titles – I attempted The Last of the Mohicans once but didnt’ get very far. Best to you that you hit a fun spin!


  2. So many great books on your list! Of Human Bondage is one of my favorites, it’s long but not a difficult read. I, Claudius is really good, though rather dense, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Barnaby Rudge. It’s Dickens’ least-read novel and it was much better than I expected. Best of luck with your spin pick!


  3. Just not Beowolf! We did it at school and it’s very interesting, but gosh not over the holidays! I, Claudius was one of my aunt’s favorite books of all times. I actually haven’t read it yet!

    Good luck to you and here’s my Elza Reads #CCSpin 25


    1. I have read 14 of your list! Mrs Pollifax is good fun, and I have read Lord of the Rings several times over. Henrietta Lacks is fascinating and I would love to reread Watership Down – read it many years ago.


  4. Funny, I tried reading The portrait of a lady at the beginning of the year but didn’t finish, even if I liked the beginning. So I put it back on this 20 titles list with the hope that it will kick me somewhere and put me back on track !


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