πŸ› The Classics Club | Spin #25

Hello my fellow bookworms, I’m excited to announce it’s time for The Classic Club’s 25th Spin event! To join in simply list any 20 books that remain on your Classics Club list before Sunday, 22nd November 2020 (tomorrow!). On that day, the club will announce the winning number and then all you have to do is read the corresponding book by Sunday, 30th January 2021; which is a special, longer amount of time, so we can maybe try to tackle one of those more imposing tomes on our classics shelf. Here is my list:

  1. Mansfield ParkΒ by Jane Austen [re-read]
  2. Agnes GreyΒ by Anne BrontΓ«
  3. VilletteΒ by Charlotte BrontΓ«
  4. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  5. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  6. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  7. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  8. Little DorritΒ by Charles Dickens
  9. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens [re-read]
  10. The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
  11. The Count of Monte CristoΒ by Alexandre Dumas
  12. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
  13. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  14. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
  15. Wives and DaughtersΒ by Elizabeth Gaskell
  16. King Solomon’s Mine by H. Ryder Haggard
  17. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  18. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  19. The Queen of the Caribbean by Emilio Salgari
  20. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [re-read]

With the longer time in mind, I have tried to pick the larger books off my list or those that I am a little less keen to read, so therefore this list is very different from the last Spin event.


I am really looking forward to taking part in this event again. The last spin was not my most successful, as I didn’t finish reading my result, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, until way after the deadline! So please wish me luck and come back to discover what my result is! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜ƒ

Now over to you: Off my list what book do you think would be good for me to get? Are you also planning to take part in this event?

34 thoughts on “πŸ› The Classics Club | Spin #25

    1. The luck Spin number was 14, so I will be reading the Victorian classic, Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, which I am pleased with as I have wanted to read more by Gaskell since enjoying North and South and The Cranford Chronicles. πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Juliana, thank you for stopping by and commenting! I would love to get one of the Gaskell options, however I am little apprehensive about getting one of Hardy’s! πŸ˜…

  1. Ivanhoe is one I’d love to tackle. I love the movie version! King Solomon’s Mines has always intrigued me as well.

    I’ve enjoyed Edgar Rice Burroughs too.

    1. Greg, I look forward to re-reading Ivanhoe as I was very young when I first read it, so I don’t remember a lot and don’t feel I probably fully appreciated it either. And hopefully my re-read will inspire you to give a go! I also feel like I need to check out the film once I finish my re-read! 😁

    1. Hey Kim, thank you for stopping by and commenting! I agree Fanny is a lovely, quieter heroine from Austen’s other, more fiesty ladies, so I am looking forward to a re-read of Mansfield Park to, hopefully, appreciate it a little more this time. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh, I love all of these, except perhaps Tarzan although I might be surprised! I think you would love The Moonstone, and The Black Tulip is a different from Dumas’ usual style. I can’t wait to see what you get!

    1. Hey Cleo, thank you for stopping by and commenting! I would be very happy to get either The Moonstone or The Black Tulip. I can’t wait to see what we get either! 😁

  3. That’s a really great list with lots of books that I’ve loved, particularly the ones by Wilkie Collins, Alexandre Dumas and Thomas Hardy – all six of those are wonderful! I hope you enjoy whatever you get. Not long to wait now! πŸ™‚

    1. No, not long to wait for the result now, Helen and thank you! I would be thrilled to get either of Wilkie Collins or Alexandre Dumas’s books, but I am a little apprehensive about getting one of the Thomas Hardy’s. πŸ˜…

  4. I have read many of those and I especially love the Victorians! Collins, Dickens and Gaskell are some of my favorites. I also love E. M. Forster, those are great. Good luck with your spin pick!

  5. I have a couple of these sitting in my Kindle. Perhaps if one of them comes up in the spin, I’ll join you in reading it. (left unnamed, in case I don’t!) πŸ˜‰

  6. Yes, I noticed you had a slightly different list this time round. I’ve read a fair few of these, and I reckon they are all worth a shot. If it lands on a doorstop, at least you have two months or so to get through it.

    1. Well done on spotting my list was different, Alyson – I really had a shake up of it this time! And yes, if it lands on a doorstop at least I will have two whole months to tackle it, was exactly my thinking too. A good opportunity to tick off one of the monsters lurking on my list! πŸ˜…

  7. The only one in your list that I’ve never read/want to read/heard about is The Caribbean queen – I see it’s about corsairs and adventures, what’s not to like ! I guess now we’ll only have to wait until tomorrow πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, Izabel, not long too wait now for the result! I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of Emilio Salgari’s swashbuckling classics from the translator, otherwise I wouldn’t have heard about them either! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ˜

  8. I recognize a couple of your books, but I’ve only read the Wilkie Collins books. Both are great! I will hold thumps that the dice lands on one of them.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Some great choices. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my all-time favorites. I hope you enjoy whatever we get!

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