It’s time for another Classics Club Spin, and I can’t wait!
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. This will be my 2nd time participating — although for The Classics Club, it’s spin #30!
Here are the dates and guidelines from the host blog:
On Sunday 12th, June, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by the 7th August, 2022.
We’ll check in here on Sunday the 7th August, 2022 to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!
Go to your blog.
Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog before Sunday, 12th June.
We’ll announce a number from 1-20.
Read that book by 7th August, 2022.
I had so much fun with my first CCSpin — my book was The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer — that I can’t wait to do it again! I’m going back to my list from last time, and besides replacing the book I already read, I’m swapping out a few of my previous picks to replace them with books that have a bit more appeal for me right now.
And now for the good stuff…
Here’s my list of 20 classics for my 2nd Classics Club Spin:
- Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne DuMaurier
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
- An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
- O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
- Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
- Howards End by E. M. Forster
- The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- 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
- Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Porter
I think I’d be happy to read any of these! I’m mostly going for shorter books, trying not to be too ambitious given how many other books I already have lined up for this summer.
Wish me luck! I’ll post again on Sunday once the spin results are announced!
14 thoughts on “Getting ready for another Classics Club Spin!”
Excellent list! I have read quite a few of these and liked all that I read. Can’t wait to see what number we get.
I love participating in the spin — the anticipation is so much fun!
Great list Lisa, I’ve read half of these (to my own surprise, since I never seem to have read more than one or two from any list). Am excited to see which of these gets picked.
Wow, you’ve read half? That’s awesome! Any favorites? Can’t wait to find out which one I’ll end up reading.
The Christie is very good as are Dodie Smith, Dracula, Frenchman’s Creek (this I revisited for DDM week last month), and The Painted Veil. Herland and Left Hand of Darkness I’d read for a course on scifi and fantasy, both interesting and plenty of food for thought. Howard’s End is good, but whenever I read Foster I’m usually left feeling that I didn’t get all he was trying to say. An Old Fashioned Girl and Pygmalion I read rather long ago so my memories are rather fuzzy.
Oh, and if Passing doesn’t come up new, you can read it for the 1929 club in October. I’m planning to.
That’s awesome, thanks! I’m looking forward to all of these. I think I actually read An Old Fashioned Girl as a child, but I don’t remember a thing about it!
I’m rather blank as well.
Some good ones here. I also have that Christie on my list, and I’m also trying to keep to the shorter ones. And by the way, even if you don’t get Herland or Passing, I would make a point of reading them anyway. They’re both excellent!
I’ve been wanting to read Passing (especially since the movie version came out — I want to read the book first), and I’d be excited for Herland too. Can’t wait to find out what number gets picked!
There are a bunch on your list I’d love to read. Can’t wait for the results!
Thanks! It’s such a fun approach to picking a book, and I appreciate having some outside motivation to seeing it through!
Great list – I’ve read eight of them and enjoyed most of them so hopefully you’ll get a good one! I have The Painted Veil on my reading list for this month, so it’d be fun if you got it.
That’s great to hear (that you’ve enjoyed so many of my picks!). I saw a movie version of The Painted Veil years ago and have always wanted to read the book. I think I’ll be happy no matter what book I end up with!