Classics Club Spin #25

It’s time for another Classics Club spin. The way it works is that Classics Club members pick 20 numbered books from their lists and post these lists by Sunday. The Classics Club selects a number, and that’s the next book you read, for a deadline of January 30. I’m glad of the long period this time, not because I usually have trouble finishing but because I plan my schedule of posts out about six weeks, so often I have to make adjustments to my schedule to add in my book for the spin. Not so this time. I think this change is a good idea anyway, because there are people who have difficulty getting the book read on time for the spin.

Without further ado, here is my list for the spin. I see I no longer have 20 books left to read, so I will have to repeat some:

  1. I Go by Land, I Go by Sea by P. L. Travers
  2. August Folly by Angela Thirkell
  3. Evelina by Fanny Burney
  4. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
  5. The Prince by Machiavelli
  6. The Viscounte de Braglonne by Alexandre Dumas
  7. The Winged Horse by Pamela Frankau
  8. Edward III by Christopher Marlowe
  9. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
  10. Joanna Godden by Sheila Kay-Smith
  11. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
  12. The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
  13. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  14. Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
  15. Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
  16. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  17. Three Weeks by Elinor Glyn
  18. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
  19. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
  20. August Folly by Angela Thirkell

23 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #25

  1. Regency Woman November 18, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    I love The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, one of my favorite books and one of my least favorite miniseries despite a cast that I adore. Oh well. Is The Sea Hawk a book on which the movie with Errol Flynn is based? I hope you enjoy whichever book the spin gives you.

    • whatmeread November 18, 2020 / 4:15 pm

      I’m guessing it is. I didn’t know they did a miniseries of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Interesting. Too bad it was not well done.

      • Regency Woman November 19, 2020 / 9:09 am

        I think if I hadn’t read the book, I would have loved the miniseries. But, per the norm with a lot of miniseries based on books, they changed too many things. Far, far too many so it lost the Bronte charm.

      • whatmeread November 19, 2020 / 10:50 am

        Too bad.

  2. Cleo @ Classical Carousel November 18, 2020 / 5:52 pm

    I like the look of the Dumas title and seeing The Prince has reminded me that I need to read it!! I read Angela Thirkell for the first time last year, High Rising, and was sort of so-so about it but so many people like her that I really should give her another shot. Best of luck with your spin!

  3. Davida Chazan November 19, 2020 / 4:48 am

    Oops… you’ve got The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë on here twice!

    • whatmeread November 19, 2020 / 10:49 am

      Yes, I do, because I only have 17 books left on my list. So, I had to repeat three. I mentioned that in the introduction.

      • Davida Chazan November 19, 2020 / 10:42 pm

        Sorry… I skipped straight to the list… my bad!

  4. Helen November 19, 2020 / 6:28 am

    I loved The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Viscount de Bragelonne and The Sea Hawk, but I think they are the only three I’ve read from your list. I hope you get something you enjoy!

    • whatmeread November 19, 2020 / 10:50 am

      So do I! It often seems that I get the one I’m least looking forward to.

  5. Jane November 19, 2020 / 11:23 am

    Lots of titles here I need to put on my next Classics Club list – it’s a good way of getting us to read the books we’re least looking forward to isn’t it?!

    • whatmeread November 19, 2020 / 11:32 am

      Yes, other people’s lists have given me lots of ideas.

  6. J.E. Fountain November 19, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    I just read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall this year…now, maybe my fav Bronte.

  7. Shonna Froebel November 19, 2020 / 6:23 pm

    Of your list, I’ve only read The Prince. Looking forward to seeing what you end up reading.

  8. Sue November 21, 2020 / 4:35 am

    Good to see an Aussie on your list – I recently reread My Brilliant Career and loved it all over again. It’s a short one too – good luck!

  9. jessicabookworm November 21, 2020 / 5:18 am

    I loved The Tenant of Wildfel Hall, so I hope you get that one and you have two chances to get it! Good luck! 🤞😃

    • whatmeread November 21, 2020 / 10:50 am

      There’s a reason for that!

  10. Izabel Brekilien November 21, 2020 / 7:53 am

    Oh, I see you have Angela Thirkell on your list too ! I have discovered her last year, which still baffles me, how could she escape my radar ? Anyway, I’m eager to find out more about her.

    • whatmeread November 21, 2020 / 10:51 am

      I have several books by her. This is one I have already read. I guess I should have put one on my list that I hadn’t read yet.

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