Yesterday, I shared a post with my list of books for the Classics Club Spin challenge (see it here), and today, this spin’s number was announced.
Hosted by The Classics Club blog, the Classics Club Spin is a reading adventure where participants come up with a list of classics they’d like to read, number them 1 to 20, and then read the book that correponds to the “spin” number that comes up.
For CCSpin # 29, the lucky number is:
And that means I’ll be reading:
The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, published in 1921, 355 pages.
A disgraced lord, a notorious highwayman
Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyndam, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honor for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now Jack is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman.
And the beauty who would steal his heart
Not long after Jack’s return, he encounters his old adversary, the libertine Duke of Andover, attempting the abduction of the beautiful Diana Beauleigh. At the point of Jack’s sword, the duke is vanquished, but foiled once, the “Black Moth” has no intention of failing again?
This is Georgette Heyer’s first novel – a favorite of readers and a stirring tale to be enjoyed again and again.
I’ve read several of Georgette Heyer’s books already, but not this one, and since it’s her first published novel, I’m really eager to give it a try.
I’m also really happy that this spin landed me with a book that’s available through Serial Reader. The Black Moth is on Serial Reader in 33 installments, so if I start this week, I’ll definitely finish before the April 30th target date.
Wish me luck! I’m excited to get started. And who knows? If this works out for me, I’ll be back for future spins!
Here’s my list of 20 titles for Classics Club Spin #29:
- Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne DuMaurier
- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
- O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
- Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson
- Howards End by E. M. Forster
- The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
- Passing by Nella Larsen
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin
- The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
- The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
Did you participate in this Classics Club Spin? If so, what book will you be reading?
9 thoughts on “My Classics Club Spin book will be…”
I never read any Heyer… I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you! I’ve read 4 or 5 of her books, and have a bunch more on my shelf that I’ve picked up over the years and have yet to read. I’m looking forward to getting started!
Oh, I got Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin!
That’s terrific! I need to put either that or another James Baldwin on my next list!
I have been wanting to read him for a long while. I try to go for the shorter works first, so that’s how I got Giovanni’s Room.
I hope you end up enjoying this one! The Classic’s Spin Club is such a fun idea. Happy reading!
Thank you! Next time around, I’ll probably start earlier and hopefully be in a place where I can have some longer options too — but I’m really happy with how this spin turned out. I hope to get started in the next few days.
Enjoy! It will be interesting to see what her first novel is like😁
Definitely, especially having read a bunch of her other/later books!