Monday, August 4, 2014

Spin #7

The Classics Club is hosting another spin. By August 11 we need to post a list of 20 books remaining to-be-read from our Classics Club List and whichever one appears at the number randomly selected by the club is to be read by October 6.

Here is my list:
  1. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
  2. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
  3. The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
  4. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
  5. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. Dubliners, James Joyce
  7. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
  8. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain
  9. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
  10. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
  11. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino
  12. The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
  13. Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey
  14. The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
  15. The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
  16. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  17. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte 
  18. Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
  19. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
  20. Cakes and Ale, W. Somerset Maugham 
I'm hoping for #9 as it is in my bag and next up on my reading list anyway. I'm not overly keen on any of the choices in the lower teens as none strike me as that appealing at the moment. 

What number are you hoping for from your spin list?


  1. I enjoyed Portrait of a Lady much more than I was expecting to, it had much more depth than I thought it would.
    Hope you get a book you are excited to read :)

  2. I just loved Whartons' The House of Mirth ---- one of my all-time favourites! Oh wow, I am still trying to get through If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. I just need to be in the proper head-space for it. I have A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court on my list too and I'm kind of dreading it, but I'm not really certain why. I've been assured that it's good, though.

    I hope you get the book that you're wishing for!

  3. Nice list! The House of Mirth is an amazing book! My spin list is here:

  4. So many good ones on your list! I hope you get 14 or 7. (Okay, or your pick, ha.) :)

  5. We will share Dubliners if 6 is spun up. I'll be glad to have a fellow reader if it this one, as I've never tackled any stream of consciousness writing before!

    Good luck on Monday.

  6. Ooh, great list! Hope the spin goes well for you.

  7. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is on my list too! I hope 9 is picked too!

  8. Maybe I should consider hosting a read-along of Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court. There seem to be a number of people with that book on their lists.

  9. So many great choices here.. 7, 14, and 18 are among my favorites. Good luck.


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