Classics Club Spin #16

Cover for The ShuttleI have finished my first Classics Club list, although I have not yet reviewed all of the books. I’ll be reviewing the last one sometime this month, at which time I’ll post my second Classics Club list.

For a Classics Club spin, we post 20 books from our list and then a number is chosen, which determines the book we will read for the spin. Since I’ve finished my list, I will have to make up my spin list from my second, unposted list. So, here are my selections for the next spin, for which I will post a review by December 31.

  1. August Folly by Angela Thirkell
  2. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
  3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
  4. Letters from Egypt by Lucie Duff-Gordon
  5. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
  6. Mary Lavelle by Kate O’Brien
  7. The Lark by E. Nesbit (This is sort of cheating, because I have already read and reviewed this book, just not before I made up my second Classics Club list in June.)
  8. West with the Night by Beryl Markham
  9. Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame
  10. Edward II by Christopher Marlowe
  11. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  12. The Viscount de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
  13. The Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow by Mrs. Oliphant
  14. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
  15. Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
  16. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton
  17. The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
  18. Consequences by E. M. Delafield
  19. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  20. Vanishing Cornwall by Daphne du Maurier


21 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #16

  1. FictionFan November 10, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Ooh well done on finishing your first list! Mansfield Park would be my pick – can never go wrong with a bit of Austen!

    • whatmeread November 10, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      I don’t really have a favorite this time. That’s one that I’ve read, but there are others I haven’t read that I’m curious about.

  2. Helen November 10, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Good luck! I loved The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The Sea Hawk so I would be hoping for one of those.

    • whatmeread November 10, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      The Tenant of Wildfell Hall would be a reread, but I haven’t read The Seahawks yet.

  3. Naomi November 10, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I’m hoping for Madame de Treymes – I’ve never heard of that one!

    • whatmeread November 10, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      I sort of picked it at random, because I wanted a book by Dumas, but I don’t know anything about it.

  4. Karen K. November 11, 2017 / 9:12 am

    I’ve put Madame de Treymes on my TBR Pile Challenge list for next year, so I selfishly hope you get that one. Also I agree West with the Night is wonderful. Aurora Floyd is also a fun sensational read.

    • whatmeread November 11, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Oh,good. I know nothing about that one.

  5. KimP November 11, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Wow…several of these I haven’t heard of! I’ll need to look them up 🙂 Excited for Nov. 17th and to see what we all get!

    • whatmeread November 11, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Yes, I always enjoy the spin.

  6. Silvia November 12, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I love your list because I don’t know many of the books. I am following you now,and I will come back to your blog for ideas.

  7. Marieke Mills November 12, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Lovely that you’ll be reading Anne Brontë! I haven’t heard of most, but I hope you enjoy reading them 🙂

    • whatmeread November 12, 2017 / 10:15 am

      A lot of them came from the Persephone Press list.

  8. Brona November 13, 2017 / 4:11 am

    I wish you Mansfield Park, because it doesn’t get much better than an Austen 🙂

  9. Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility November 15, 2017 / 6:40 am

    Such a wonderful list! The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and West with the Night are both remarkable reads. The Priory and Mansfield Park (as a reread) are also on my spin list, while The Lark is on my main list. Happy reading!

    • whatmeread November 15, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Yes, we both have some good ones. I hope we both get a great book in the spin.

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