Classics Club Spin #33

Time for another spin. I am coming to the end of my first Classics Club challenge (read 50 classics within 5 years – only need 4 more to complete my first 50!), so am looking forward to this spin. I have chosen 20 books from my ever expanding list of owned but unread classics, and when the magic number is spun on Sunday 19 March, I will have until the end of April to read the relevant book. I have four of the following books already planned for reading for other challenges over the next few weeks, so am hoping for one of those!

Here is my list:

1The Well Dressed Explorer (Australian)Thea Astley1962
2Lorna Doone RD Blackmore1869
3The PromisePearl S Buck1944
4The Story of the Stone V2 – The Crab-Flower ClubCao Xueqin1791
5The LeopardTomasi Di Lampedusa1958
6Barnaby RudgeCharles Dickens1841
7The Three MusketeersAlexandre Dumas1844
8Mountain MadnessWinifred Fortescue1943
9My ApprenticeshipMaxim Gorky1916
10I, ClaudiusRobert Graves1934
11The Art of SeeingAldous Huxley1943
12The Portrait of a LadyHenry James1881
13The Pea-Pickers (Australian)Eve Langley1942
14Seven Pillars of WisdomTE Lawrence1922
15Intimate Strangers (Australian)Katharine Susannah Prichard1937
16Old MortalityWalter Scott1816
17The Honey Flow (Australian)Kylie Tennant1956
18Childhood, Boyhood, YouthLeo Tolstoy1852
19The WardenAnthony Trollope1855
20Piccadilly JimPG Wodehouse1916

7 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #33”

  1. I’m always a sucker for Dickens, so Barnaby Rudge would be my pick. But I also adore The Warden – one of my favourite books of all time, that I re-read every few years. Hope whichever one you get turns out to be a winner! 😀

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    1. I am also a sucker for Dickens, ever since I saw Oliver (the musical) at age 12, and my Dad told me there was a book… I read them all in my teens and have reread many since, but I don’t remember Barnaby Rudge at all – hence its appearance on my list

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    1. I will be reading The Pea Pickers in the next couple of weeks anyway, for a GR Aussie Readers challenge, so it would be great if it was also the spin choice! I am also keen to read Intimate Strangers as I have enjoyed everything I have read by KSP. She lived most of her life in the Perth hills, not far from where I live now, and her home is now a Writers’ Centre. Good luck with your spin too!


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