CC Spin #27: my list

Woohoo, time for another Classics Club spin! The rules are simple: list 20 books from your CC list you still need to read in a random order. At the end of this week, a number is chosen and you have to read the book that corresponds to that number on your list.

The result of the 27th edition is announced on Sunday 18th July and you’ve got time to read and review your spin book until Sunday 22nd August (and that is during my summer holidays, so this should work!).

Last time, I read Lady Chatterley’s lover which was ok but not so much fun. In the meantime, I’ve only read Hardy’s Far from the madding crowd from my classics club list and I didn’t enjoy it at all. So I could use a good spin book!

  1. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  4. The fifth queen by Ford Madox Ford
  5. North and south by Elizabeth Gaskell
  6. Treasure island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. The bell jar by Sylvia Plath
  8. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins
  9. Love in time of cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  10. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  11. Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
  12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  13. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  14. Tender is the night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  15. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  16. The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  17. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  18. And then there were none by Agatha Christie
  19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoj
  20. I, Claudius by Robert Graves

I’m not hoping on a particular result, as I still have more than enough books to go on my list. Except for Du Maurier and Fitzgerald these are also all new authors to me. Let’s see what we get on Sunday!

Do you participate? What’s your favourite classic from this list?

10 thoughts on “CC Spin #27: my list

  1. Good luck! I loved To Kill a Mockingbird, And Then There Were None and The Woman in White, but there are lots of other great books on your list too.

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  2. I’ve read a few of these books. North and South is probably my favourite but Frankenstein and The Woman in White are excellent too 🙂 Good luck on the spin!

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  3. I’m working on building a list of 20 classic books so I can join a future spin. Your list reminded me that although I know the story well (from the movie), and I listened to the audio book of “Go Set a Watchman,” I actually never READ “To Kill a Mockingbird” and I bought a 50th anniversary copy back in 2010! Also, I think I read “Tender is the Night” (I have a copy on my shelf), but I don’t remember much of it. I also have a copy of his “The Beautiful and the Damned” which I don’t remember if I read or not! I could put those on my list, right?

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