The Classics Club: Spin #20

It’s time for The Classic Club’s 20th Spin! To join in simply list any 20 books that remain on your Classics Club list before Monday, 22nd April. On that day, the club will announce the winning number and then all you have to do is read the corresponding book by Friday, 31st May 2019. Here is my list:

  1. Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon by Jane Austen
  3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen [re-read]
  4. Persuasion by Jane Austen [re-read]
  5. The Marvelous Land of Oz by Frank L Baum
  6. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  7. The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
  8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  10. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  11. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
  12. The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
  13. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy [re-read]
  14. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
  15. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  16. The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari
  17. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  18. Heidi by Johann Spyri
  19. The Time Machine by H G Wells
  20. War of the Worlds by H G Wells

I have changed my list dramatically from the last spin, where I wanted to take advantage of the longer time period to tackle one of the more imposing tomes, however I made a slow start to my new list last year. So now I have replaced the tomes with all the children’s classics and other shorter classics on my list to make my life and reading a little easier.

Are you taking part in the Spin too? What book do you think would be good for me to get?


16 thoughts on “The Classics Club: Spin #20

  1. This is a lovely list! Lots of titles which bring back happy memories for me, and a few new ones. And not a single book that I’ve read and not enjoyed!

  2. I read The Little Princess and Anne of Green Gables numerous times while I was growing up. I loved them so much!

    1. Thank you Lynn and I really hope you are able to redo your list at some point, as it has really helped me to have a good mixture of children’s classics and shorter works to read in between the big tomes. 🙂

  3. Ah, The Black Tulip is wonderful ….. such a different work from what Dumas usually produced. I must check out The Black Corsair. Sounds like a romp. Wishing you a wonderful spin and the book that you want!

    1. Hello Cleo, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face 🙂 I would be really pleased to get either The Black Tulip or The Black Corsair.

  4. That’s a great list. I like the idea of including mainly children’s classics and shorter books. I loved Black Beauty and Anne of Green Gables as a child, so I hope you get one of those, or maybe The Black Tulip which I read a few years ago and really enjoyed. Good luck!

    1. Thank you Helen 🙂 With these being children’s classics and other shorter works, I think I would be pretty pleased if I get any of them, but I would be particularly happy to get The Black Tulip.

  5. What a fun list! I loved the Oz series, and you can’t go wrong with Jane Austen! I also loved Anne of Green Gables, and Far From the Madding Crowd is my favorite Hardy. Good luck with your spin pick!

    1. Hello Karen, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face 🙂 Far From the Madding Crowd and the Jane Austen novels are re-reads for me so I know I’ll enjoy them, however it is good to hear you enjoyed Anne of Green Gables and the Oz series too. And thank you, I look forward to seeing what book I get. 😀

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