The Classics Club | Spin #21

Hello bookworms, I’m pleased to announce it’s time for The Classic Club’s 21st Spin! To join in simply list any 20 books that remain on your Classics Club list before Monday, 23rd September 2019. On that day, the club will announce the winning number and then all you have to do is read the corresponding book by Thursday, 31st October 2019. Here is my list:

  1. Lady Susan by Jane Austen
  2. The Watsons by Jane Austen
  3. Sanditon by Jane Austen
  4. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen [re-read]
  5. Persuasion by Jane Austen [re-read]
  6. The Marvellous Land of Oz by Frank L Baum
  7. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  8. The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
  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. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  15. The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
  16. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  17. The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari
  18. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  19. Heidi by Johann Spyri
  20. War of the Worlds by H G Wells

I haven’t dramatically changed my list from the last Spin. Instead my only change was to separate Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon by Jane Austen into their own entries, as I think it will be better to read and review them separately; like I did Charles Dickens’ The Cranford Chronicles. A change which also neatly replaced the books I have read from the list since the previous Spin.

Come back next Monday to discover what the result is. Wish me luck and bye for now!

Before you go, tell me if you are taking part in the Spin too? Or what book do you think would be good for me to get?

38 thoughts on “The Classics Club | Spin #21

  1. Haha – I already know what book you’re going to read next so I hope all goes well and I’m pleased you got a novel you’re really looking forward to.
    Lynn 😀

  2. I don’t take part in this, but I do have #10 waiting on my Kindle (where it’s been for a very long time!). Perhaps if it comes up in the spin I will join you in reading it! 😉

    1. Karen, I am always up for Austen in a big way 😀 And I would absolutely love to get Far From the Madding Crowd too – I think I might still be single because I haven’t found my own Gabriel Oak, yet! 😉

  3. You have lots of great books on that list! Black Beauty and Anne of Green Gables were two of my childhood favourites. More recently, I really enjoyed Far From the Madding Crowd and The Black Tulip. I will be taking part in the spin too and should be posting my list tomorrow. 🙂

    1. Helen, I’m pleased you think I have a great list of books – I really did try to make a list of fun, easier books, especially classic children’s books as I seem to have missed many of them when I was a child. While Far From the Madding Crowd will be a comforting re-read and The Black Tulip after I read your wonderful thoughts on it. I look forward to seeing what is on your list. 🙂

    1. Hello I Read That in a Book, thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂 I did purposely try and create a list of easier, fun books, so pleased you agree and that you have enjoyed over half of them. Sounds like pretty much all of them will be a good result for me.

  4. You have some great titles on your list, and there are clearly some lovely children’s classics you have missed out on. Heidi is a really sweet story, and Anne of Green Gables is probably one of my favorite heroines from children’s literature. I can’t pretend Northanger Abbey is my favorite Austen, but it is still a lot of fun, as is Lady Susan, mainly because the title character is so horrible. All in all, a great list. Good luck.

    1. Thank you, Alison 🙂 I’m afraid I missed a lot of the classic children’s books when I was a child. Also don’t worry Northanger Abbey isn’t my favourite Austen novel either, however I put all of her complete novels onto my list for comforting re-reads and then her short/unfinished works as new reads.

  5. I kind of hope you will get Heidi, because it is an inspiring story. I read it several times as a child and then when I read it as an adult I realized I had only remembered the first half! Weird how that happens. One of my reading groups will discuss A Passage to India in October, a book I have not yet read. I think that might count as a classic?

    1. Judy, I would be very happy to get Heidi if it is an inspiring story – I think I need a bit of that right now. And I definitely think A Passage to India counts as a classic – I hope you reading groups enjoys it. 🙂

  6. You have a lot of really fun books on your list! Have you never read Anne of Green Gables? I vote for that, or The Marvellous Land of Oz – two of my favorite children’s books of all time.

    1. Lory, I haven’t read Anne of Green Gables – I’m afraid I missed a lot of the classic children’s books when I was a child. That’s why I have packed my Classics Club list with them now. 🙂

  7. We have Agnes Grey in common, though, sadly, we won’t both be reading this book, as it is #7 on your list and #1 on mine.

    I’ve read several books on your list: Heidi, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Far From the Madding Crowd, and Anne of Green Gables, and I liked all of them. I plan to one day read The Black Corsair, though it is not now on my list.

    Good luck to you!

    1. Deb, how unlucky that we both have Agnes Grey but on different numbers – It would have been fun to get that and to have read it together. I would happily get any of those you’ve read too – A few of which would be nice, comforting re-reads for me. 🙂

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