Classic Club Spin (Number 9)

It’s Classic Club spin time again, something I really enjoy as it keeps me motivated to read from my Classic Club list but also means I can’t necessarily avoid reading some of those books that are on there because I feel I should read them, not because I actually want to (like Bleak House, which I dread).

The idea of the spin is you pick 20 books from your main list (mine is here) and a number is picked on Monday 6th April. You read that numbered book on your list by 15th May. Last time, I got The Moonstone, which I loved. Let’s hope I’m as lucky this time. Here is my list…

1. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

2. Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas

3. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

4. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

5. On the Road – Jack Kerouac

6. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote

7. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

8. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

9. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett

10. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

11. War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells

12. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

13. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

14. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

15. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

16. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

17. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

18. The Golden Notebook – Dorothy Lessing

19. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandlor

20. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

I’ll be back Monday to let you know what I get. Any I should be keeping my fingers crossed for?



    • I don’t know how I never read The Secret Garden as a child. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of those I always thought I’d get to. Would be happy with either. Emma


  1. What a fun list! I really feel like a Jane Eyre re-read so that one would get my vote. I’d be interested in your thoughts on On The Road ~~ it nearly put me in a coma. The Moonstone is on my spin list and I’d be really happy to get it. I hope you have a great spin!


  2. You have some great titles on your list…including Bleak House. It’s a chunkster, but not hard at all. In my opinion one of the easier more enjoyable Dickens.

    Good luck on Monday 🙂


  3. You have a rather fantastic list here! Nabokov, Dickens, Lee, Hemingway, Bronte… you’ll end up with a great read no matter what number is chosen. The Secret Garden is also on my list. I’d be very happy with that one.


  4. You have lots of lovely possibilities there, but if I have to pick one for you it would have to be The Secret Garden. Or if you said you wanted a bigger, more grown-up book I’d go with Bleak House. Good luck with the spin!


  5. The War of the Worlds is great! I don’t think H G Wells is a great author and I haven’t enjoyed any of his other stuff, but this one is really enjoyable!


    • I have read The Time Machine but it was a long time ago. I do worry with books like this if I’ll be influenced by knowing the story, having seen the movie etc. Still felt it was one I should read though. Emma


    • It is one of those that I think could go either way for me. It covers so many things I find interesting including politics and feminism as I understand it but it also sounds complicated. Will see I guess!


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