It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!
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 4th time participating — although for The Classics Club, it’s spin #32!
Here are the dates and guidelines from the host blog:
On Sunday 11th, December, 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 29th January, 2023.
We’ll check in here on Sunday the 29th January, 2023 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, 11th December.
- We’ll announce a number from 1-20.
- Read that book by 29th January, 2023.
I’ve had so much fun with my previous CCSpin experiences, so of course I’m going to do it again! I’m going back to my list from last time, and other than replacing the book I just read, I’m going to leave the rest of my list as is. I’d be happy to read any of these!
And now for the good stuff…
Here’s my list of 20 classics for my 4th Classics Club Spin:
- Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne DuMaurier
- Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
- An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Peony by Pearl Buck
- 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
Wish me luck! I’ll post again on Sunday once the spin results are announced!
My previous Classics Club spins:
Spring 2022 (CCSpin29): The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
Summer 2022 (CCSpin30): Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Fall 2022 (CCSpin31): A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
17 thoughts on “Getting ready for the Winter 2022/2023 Classics Club Spin!”
I love watching these classic spins! I can’t wait to see what you get😁
Thanks! It’s so much fun, and I honestly think I’ll be happy with whichever of these I end up reading. Love the anticipation! 🙂
Fun list! I had Pygmalion & Dracula on my classics club list, but I’ve already read them–and I thought both were great, each in their own way. Hope you get something good.
I’ve read Dracula long, long ago, and would love to do a re-read. I’m up for any of these!
Good luck! I hope you get the book you’re looking forward to the most!
Thank you! I keep changing my mind about which one I’m hoping for, but I guess that’s a good sign — all good choices!
So many good books on your list! I’ve actually read 12 of them. Can’t wait to see what you spin. 😀
Wow, twelve? That’s amazing! Any favorites?
Dracula is one of my all time favorite books! I love that one. And I also really liked Passing. Cranford is just a fun read. And I’m a fan of Willa Cather and E.M. Forster, so I also like Howards End and O Pioneers!, although they’re not my favorite books by those two authors. 😀
I read Dracula so many years ago, and I’ve been meaning to reread it for years, so I figure this was a good way to make that happen (depending on the spin results). I’d be happy with any of the books you mentioned!
Superb list. I’ve read several. I must say my 16 year old self couldn’t do Pale Horse, Pale Rider, but I remember zip from it so I should put it on my own Spin list some time and see what my ancient self thinks of it. I hope you enjoy which ever book the Spin gives you.
Thank you so much! I know pretty much nothing about Pale Horse, Pale Rider, but someone must have recommended it at some point. Can’t wait to find out the spin results!
The more I participate in these, the more I see how I either have NO books in common, or several in common. I’ve read and enjoyed a few of yours and I have a few of yours on my list. I’ll publish my list one minute before the Sunday deadline!
Can’t wait to see what you pick! 🙂 My book group is trying to pick our next group classic read to start sometime in January as well, so it’s really helpful to see other people’s lists to get ideas for that as well.
We will be sharing the Katharine Porter if no. 20 spins up this time.
Happy spinning 🙂
Thanks! Can’t wait to find out…
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