Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Spinning the Classics +

It's time for another Classics Club Spin. The number will be picked on Sunday, 6/12/2022 and the goal is to read the selected book by 8/7/2022.

Here is my list (with some duplicates to increase the odds for specific titles) of 20 not-yet-read titles from my Classics Club List:

  1. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry, 1985
  2. Walden, Henry David Thoreau, 1854
  3. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1882
  4. Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen, 1937
  5. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, 1856 
  6. A Tale of a Tub, Jonathan Swift, 1704
  7. The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith, 1952
  8. The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant, 1926
  9. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak, 1957
  10. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick, 1968
  11. My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier, 1951
  12. Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty, 1946
  13. The Beautiful and the Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1922
  14. The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers, 1946
  15. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1882
  16. The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O'Connor, 1960
  17. A Tale of a Tub, Jonathan Swift, 1704
  18. The Waves, Virginia Woolf, 1931
  19. Islam: A Short History, Karen Armstrong, 2000
  20. The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant, 1926
For the last Classics Club Spin I also posted a list of 20 titles from my owned-but-not-read list and pledged to start that book before the end of the spin. I am going to do that again, so here is my Unread-shelf list:
  1. The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
  2. Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
  3. What Would Audrey Do? by Pamela Keogh
  4. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  5. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  6. Lost by Gregory Maguire
  7. Michael Tolliver Lives by Amistead Maupin
  8. The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
  9. Ninety-nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown
  10. Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter
  11. So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan
  12. We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  13. The Secret Life of the American Musical by Jack Viertel
  14. For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose
  15. Fluke by Christopher Moore
  16. Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
  17. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  18. The Russia House by John Le Carre
  19. Come and Get It by Edna Ferber
  20. On Green Dolphin Street by Sebastian Faulks


  1. Love your Spin List idea to clear your shelf!

  2. Both of your lists are interesting. Both seem to have a lot of long books on them.

    For the Classics Club list I hope you get Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? so that I can see what you think of it. I have only read The Man in the High Castle by that author, but I am interested in reading more of his books.


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