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:

1AnonymousBeowulf
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!

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  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!

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  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

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    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.

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  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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