Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Classics Club Spin.

Another Classics Club spin was launched earlier this week on The Classics Club blog, and I am joining in on the fun!

I should be honest and say that I've post 3 spin lists....and haven't managed to complete the "challenge." But you know what they say....4th times the charm...errr, right? I sure hope so!

The general idea is to pick 20 books off your Classics Club list that you'd like to read...then, the folks at the Classics Club will pick a number, and voila, you need to read that book by the end date.

Like I usually do, I broke my list down into categories. Let me know if you're planning on joining in!

5 Books from my Back to the Classics Challenge:
  1. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  2. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  3. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  4. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  5. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
 5 Books from my TBR Challenge:  
  1.  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  2. Tess of D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  3. The Remains of the Day by Kazou Ishiguro
  4. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  5. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
5 Rereads (all are on my Classics Club list-many were read years ago):
  1.  The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. Germinal by Emile Zola
  5. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
5 Random Titles (I used random.org to pick these!):
  1. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  3. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  4. Candide by Voltaire
  5. Native Son by Richard Wright


  1. A lot of those books I've read and really liked so much. Some, I've even loved. Good luck with making all the challenges, and i think the idea of the Classics Club Challenge is great!

  2. I'm still working on my list, but Wives and Daughters will definitely be included. Good luck!

  3. I loved Wives & Daughters! One of my online groups is starting a group read this month and I don't think I can resist, it's just delightful. And I loved Lady Audley's Secret too, it's the quintessential Victorian sensation novel. Good luck with your spin selection!

  4. That's such a good idea to link it to your challenges. I have Lady Audley's Secret on my list too and I secretly want it to be picked. I love a bit of sensation fiction. Great list! Good luck with the spin :)

  5. The House of Mirth is a gem! Wharton is brilliant with this novel! I enjoyed Lady Audley's Secret very much ……. Hmmm, I should re-read it at some point. I hope you have a great Spin! :-)