My First Classics Club Spin! (Classics Spin #17)

I’m delighted that there’s a new Classics Spin just a few weeks after I decided to join the Classics Club! If you don’t remember, the Classics Club is a reading challenge (sort of) that celebrates “classic” literature and when you join you make a list of fifty titles you want to have read and written about in five years. For the Spin, I take twenty of my chosen books and number them 1-20. On Friday, March 9, the leaders of the club will post a number. I then have to read the book that corresponds with that number by April 30!

I like this idea, because I haven’t yet begun to read any of my classics. This is the push I need! Here’s my list of 20:

  1. Gather Together in My Name – Angelou
  2. Giovanni’s Room – Baldwin
  3. The Long Winded Lady: Notes From the New Yorker – Brennan
  4. The Master and Margarita – Bulgakov
  5. Great Expectations – Dickens
  6. Count of Monte Cristo – Dumas
  7. Love Medicine – Erdrich
  8. Wives and Daughters – Gaskell
  9. Life Among the Savages – Jackson
  10. Quicksand -Larsen
  11. The Gowk Storm – Morrison
  12. A Good Man is Hard to Find – O’Connor
  13. 1984 – Orwell
  14. Less Than Angels – Pym
  15. Ceremony – Silko
  16. Crossing to Safety – Stegner
  17. The Warden – Trollope
  18. Brideshead Revisited – Waugh
  19. Island of Dr. Moreau – Wells
  20. Native Son – Wright


I don’t know if there are any that I don’t want picked at the moment. Well, maybe not the Bulgakov. I’m kind of hoping for #18 or #9. But I’ll be happy with whatever number comes up! Then I’ll be on my way. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be sure to let you know the verdict after March 9!

23 thoughts on “My First Classics Club Spin! (Classics Spin #17)

  1. Hurrah! Your first list! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have to hope for either The Gowk Storm or The Island of Dr Moreau, of course, but the Dickens, the Larsen, the Trollope and the Bulgakov would all be great too. Not that I’ve read them all – just Dickens and Trollope – but the other two are ones I’d love to hear your views on. I’m just off to do my list…

    Hope you get a good one! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. I know and love most of the books on your list! I’m excited to read your opinions on older books. In your title you have #18. Does that mean they chose #18, or this is their 18th spin, or…?


  3. The Spin was the catalyst for me to finally join and now I’m half way through my 5 years. Time flies. Which is why spin is so helpful. I hope you get Brideshead Revisited, too. Life with the Savages is a fun read, too. More fun, actually than the Waugh but I still enjoyed BR. The movie is a good reward, too.

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