The Classics Club Spin #25

Posted November 21, 2020 by elzaread in The Classics Club / 20 Comments

Greetings! How are all you lovers all things Classic doing today? Yes, I’m still a novice and my blog icon still fall under current princesses, but watch this face – one day I will be a Classic. Until then, I’ll just join my Mommy in her pursuit of The Classics Club Challenge. I think it’s more of an adventure than an actual challenge and as it goes with many adventures – it’s all about the journey and not the destination. That journey takes planning and careful consideration of what route to start off on.

Okay, I do realize that all of the above just sound like a whole bunch of excuses. We haven’t even started with our Classics Club Challenge! Luckily, the lovely creators of The Classics Club stay with it and they have these fun spins to help you along. Here’s the rules for the latest one (it’s not number 1, sorry. We are a bit late to this party):

It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 22nd November 2020, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List.

On Sunday 22nd November, they’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by 30th January, 2021.

We can so do that! Seeing that we haven’t even started, I guess it would have been the easiest to just list the first 20 books. But then again, it is the holiday season and we don’t necessarily feel like all the dark, bound to be depressing, reads on our list. So I’ve shuffled them around a bit. Our selection that we feel brave to tackle any one from is:

1. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
2. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
3. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
4. The Princess Bride – William Goldman
5. A tree grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
6. The Westing Game – Ella Raskin
7. The Lord of the Rings – J.R. Tolkien
8. Watership Down – Richard Adams
9. Charlotte’s Web – E.W. White
10. Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt
11. Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
12. All Creatures great and small – James Herriot
13. The BFG – Roald Dahl
14. Around the world in eighty days – Jules Verne
15. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
16. Perfume: The story of a murderer – Patrick Suskind
17. The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax – Dorothy Gilman
18. The Secret life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
19. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
20. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot




Three of these are a bit of a gamble and I’m not sure how we will feel if the dice falls on them. But I am not going to tell you which ones! If it does land on one of them, I will show my hand.

Good luck to all of you and may the odds be ever in your favor!
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20 responses to “The Classics Club Spin #25

  1. Ooh I didn't know this was a thing, I am absolutely joining the next one cause this is exactly the kind of push I need xD
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

    • Hi there Juli! Take a look on the Classics Club website, it will give you and update of what the current spin is.

      Hope you enjoy The Classics Club!

    • You also haven't read it?? Gosh, now I don't feel so alien! We can always do a buddy read… I will see where the dice falls and then maybe I'm going to stalk you for a buddy read!

  2. First, your blog is darling. ABSOLUTELY DARLING! I need to go hug my cat!

    Next, your spin list sounds supremely fun. There's a lot of good reads on there. I'm curious about Flowers for Algernon since it's been cropping up on my radar lately for some reason. I hope you get a wonderful spin read that excites you!

    • Hi Carissa! Thank you so much for your lovely compliment! You are most welcome to come and visit us any time you want.

      I am excited for the spin yes!

      The Princess Bride and Around the World in Eighty days are on my TBR for this year/really early next year, so it will be great if it falls on either of them too.

  3. I hope you enjoy your first spin! Watership Down and Charlotte's Web were two of my childhood favourites and I love Little Women and Around the World in Eighty Days too. Good luck.

    • Hi Helen! Excitement overload here! I am excited for anyone of these. I plan on reading Around the World in eighty days as early as possible in the new year, as my reading challenge for 2021 will be "around the world in eighty books". Good way to kick it off!

  4. That is a good list, I've only read six of them. The most recent was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I loved it so I hope you get that one in the spin.

    • Hi Katrina! Six is still better than the none that I've read! I don't mind where the dice falls, I think I'm happy with whatever comes my way.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Hi Joseph! I've actually only read The Hobbit and never read the rest, or the actual LOTR series. The Classics Club will be my ideal opportunity to do so.

      Thanks for your visit!

  5. Good morning. Great list of reads. I've read James Herriot's books and I enjoyed them. Of course, Little Women is always a favorite and The Lord of the Rings is great! Happy Reading.

  6. Good morning. Great list of reads. I've read James Herriot's books and I enjoyed them. Of course, Little Women is always a favorite and The Lord of the Rings is great! Happy Reading.

    • Hi Katie! Thanks so much! I don't mind where the dice falls, I'll read any of the ones that I've listed.

      I remember my aunt reading some of the James Herriot stories to us when we were young, but I actually have never read it myself. Looking forward to it!

  7. Aw Elza and Mareli, I hope you will enjoy your first Spin event – I have been taking part since they started and I love them. You also have some great books on your list! I love Little Women (perfect for the holiday season, too), Memoirs of a Geisha, Around the World in Eighty Days and The Lord of the Rings (although I'd recommend reading that as three separate books, rather than one ginormous book). Good luck! ??

    • Hi Jessica! I actually have a collection of The Lord of the Rings at school that are nicely divided into the different parts. So I plan on reading it that way. When the time comes…

      I am very excited for this spin and been eyeing the Classics Club for years. Only did the sign up a couple of months after I started blogging. So here's to many more years of Classics Club!

      Thanks so much for visiting us.