Classics Club Spin #26

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin. I have been trying to finish my list in time for my deadline, which is coming up at the end of June. I’m not going to make it, but I’ve been scheduling in books that I read months ago to try to get most of the books reviewed by then, and I have been reading like crazy to finish the others. With any luck, I’ll only be a month or so late. That means that my list for this spin is going to be repetitive.

To participate in the spin, you post a numbered list of 20 of the books from your Classics Club list (or in my case, however many books you have left over and over to make a list of 20). The Classics Club picks a number, and that determines the book you’ll read for the spin. So, here is my list! We are posting these lists by April 18th, and the deadline to read the chosen book is May 31.

  1. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
  2. The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
  3. The Viscount de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
  4. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  5. Evelina by Frances Burney
  6. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
  7. Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
  8. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
  9. The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
  10. The Viscount de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
  11. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  12. Evelina by Frances Burney
  13. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
  14. Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
  15. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
  16. The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
  17. The Viscount de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
  18. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  19. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
  20. Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

8 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #26

  1. Helen April 14, 2021 / 1:55 pm

    The Brothers Karamazov is on my spin list too, but I put it at 14. I really enjoyed The Sea Hawk. Good luck with finishing your list!

    • whatmeread April 14, 2021 / 2:19 pm

      You, too! I am reading the Brothers now, so I guess if I get it in the spin, I’m cheating a little. But I’m supposed to be finished by the end of June. Not going to make it. Maybe by the end of July.

  2. thecontentreader April 15, 2021 / 5:36 am

    We say in Sweden; all ways are good except the bad ones. I think you have chosen a good way to read some of your favourites, or what is left on a list. I am just composing my second 50 classics list and will add some of your choices here, like:

    The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
    The Viscount de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
    The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

    Is the Sea Hawk the book that the film with Errol Flynn is based on? I loved that film when I was young. Would be interesting to read the book.

  3. Davida Chazan April 16, 2021 / 2:54 am

    I have a feeling that if I ever do this spin, I’ll have to double up my list of 20 like you did here. I don’t want to put a book on my list that I don’t have a copy of so…

    • whatmeread April 16, 2021 / 10:55 am

      It’s true that occasionally I’ve had to scramble around to find a book. I’ve had to buy lots more than I thought I would if the library doesn’t have them.

  4. Jane April 17, 2021 / 11:24 am

    lots of luck with getting a good spin and finishing your list!

    • whatmeread April 17, 2021 / 11:32 am

      Thanks! Good luck on your spin.

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