Monday, May 5, 2014

Spinning the Classics

The Classics Club is hosting Spin #6. On Monday, May 12 they will post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number from the list below (my Spin List) by July 7.

  1. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Cakes and Ale, W. Somerset Maugham
  3. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
  4. The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles
  5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
  6. The Robber Bridegroom, Eudora Welty
  7. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
  8. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
  9. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino
  10. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
  11. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys 
  12. Dubliners, James Joyce
  13. Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene
  14. The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
  15. On Green Dolphin Street, Sebastian Faulks
  16. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  17. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
  18. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  19. Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  20. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain


  1. I just picked up A Separate Peace from the library but I haven't had time to look at it yet. Jane Eyre is such a favourite of mine. Brontë makes Rochester so human with his faults and temperament. If you get If On A Winter Night A Traveler and want to do a buddy read, let me know. I started it in January and stalled quickly. The only motivation to finish it is probably going to be someone else spurring me on!

    You have a really nice blog! I'm so glad I found it through the Classics Club!

    1. Thank you! A Separate Peace is the absolute favorite book of a friend of mine and I'm slightly terrified that I will hate it. Jane Eyre would be a re-read. I remember liking it, but can't recall many details. If On a Winter Night a Traveller comes up I would be thrilled to read along with you as a buddy.

  2. Hope you get a book you are excited to start! I've read a few on your list and Tender is the Night is amongst my favourites - it's such a beautiful and yet sad book.

    1. I love Gatsby, so am looking forward to reading another Fitzgerald.

  3. You have an awesome spin list :) The French Lieutenant's Woman and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are in my favourites' list, and I want to read Tender Is the Night and If On a Winter Night a Traveller so badly - especially the latter one sounds so intriguing. Good luck for the spin!

  4. Great list--some of my personal favorites are on here, including The French Lieutenant's Woman. Enjoy your spin!

  5. Oh, good luck on your spin! You've got some really good ones--Jane Eyre is one of my favorites.

  6. If no. 19 is spun, then we will share Tender is the Night. I always love a FSF book and would expect to love this one too :-)

    Good luck.

    1. That would be cool! It's great how you match up your spin list to other club member lists.

  7. Dubliners is on my Spin List as well. I have never read Joyce and this is the one that sounded the most interesting and accessible to me. I found Cold Comfort Farm to be a lot of fun.


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