Classics Club has announced another spin. How does a spin work? Members post a numbered list of 20 of the books from their Classics Club lists by Sunday, March 19. The club picks a number, and that’s the book members try to read and post a review of by Sunday, April 30. Anyone can participate who has a Classics Club list registered with the club.
So, here is my list for the next spin:
- Isa’s Ballad by Magda Szabo
- Cecilia, Memoirs of an Heiress by Fanny Burney
- The Book of Dede Korkut by Anonymous
- Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare
- Miss Mole by E. H. Young
- Weatherley Parade by Richmal Crompton
- Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
- A Double Life by Karolina Pavlova
- Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe
- The Tree of Heaven by May Sinclair
- The Tavern Knight by Rafael Sabatini
- The Prophet’s Mantle by E. Nesbitt
- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
- The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
- Merkland, A Story of Scottish Life by Margaret Oliphant
- Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford
- The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
- The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
- The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermoût
Hope some of you will join me. Have fun with the spin!
I know nothing about most of those books, but I enjoyed Our Mutual Friend, The Moorland Cottage and Les Miserables. Sabatini is usually fun too, although I haven’t read that particular book. Good luck!
Miss Mole is lovely! Good luck.
I have never read an Elizabeth Gaskell novel but I’ve only heard good things about her stories.
My spin pick is a short story collection Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie
(Btw, I have a mystery-focused book blog now called Moose Mysteries https://moosemysteries.com).
I saw that. I haven’t heard of that Christie before. I hope you have fun reading it.
Since I’m late, I know what you got. I haven’t read much Gaskell but have enjoyed what I have read. Don’t know this one at all, but I hope it turns out to be a winner!
I must have read a review of it, because before I put it on my list, I hadn’t heard of it before. It sounds like it might be a gothic story. Many of the writers at this period wrote them.
If so, that should be great. I loved The Old Nurse’s Story, which is one of her short ghost stories – wonderfully done!
I’m looking forward to finding out what you think of Moorland Cottage.
So am I!