The Classics Club Spin #34

Posted June 18, 2023 by elzaread in The Classics Club / 10 Comments

Greetings you guys! It’s time for another Classics Club spin! I don’t participate with every spin and tend to just hop on when I just happen to spot one. And of course we love taking part. How else will we ever get through our Classics Club Reading list?!

What is the spin?

It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 18th June, 2023 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.

You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the spin period.

Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you have been putting off, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favourite author, re-reads, ancients, non-fiction, books in translation — whatever you choose.)

On Sunday 18th, June we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by the 6th August, 2023.

I’ve said it before and I will probably still have to say it numerous times – my Mommy is not good with lists. In fact, she is downright pathetic if you ask my honest opinion. Cats are also not very good with obeying rules and will therefore probably also not stick to a list like it’s the Ten Commandments. Therefore, our list of 20 books might slightly deviate from our original list. Not a lot, we’ve just added a few extra ones to spice it up a bit!

Mommy and Daddy are planning a trip to Turkey in October, so she is trying very hard to compile a reading list of Turkish Literature or books set in Turkey. Hence the few extra ones on our list. If the spin falls on any of them, YEA! If not – also yea… Then we will simply be able to scratch another line through our original list!

Here’s our list of 20 books for spin #34:

  1. Perfume, the story of a Murder by Patrick Suskind
  2. The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmed Hamdi Tapinar
  3. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  4. The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
  5. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  6. The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
  7. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  8. Green Mantle by John Buchan
  9. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
  10. The Spy who came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
  11. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  12. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  13. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  14. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  15. A Tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  16. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  17. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  18. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  19. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  20. The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot

I actually don’t mind where it will land today. I think we will gladly read anyone of these! Are you taking part in The Classics Club Spin?

Enjoy your Sunday!

Lots of Love,

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10 responses to “The Classics Club Spin #34

  1. Great list! The Westing Game is one of my favorites and of course I adore Mrs. Pollifax. Can’t wait to see what you end up reading!

  2. You have a fabulous list! I notice your spin read will be The Princess Bride, which is a great fun read for summer. So many others of yours look interesting–Green Mantle by Buchan is one of my favourite books, and The Secret History is on my unofficial list to read this summer!

    Gail recently posted: Classics Club Spin #34
    • Hi there Gail! Yes, I am very excited to FINALLY read The Princess Bride. It’s been on my TBR for the longest time. I will probably get to Green Mantle soon as well as it also has a Turkish setting!

      I hope you got a nice book on your spin as well.

      elzaread recently posted: The Classics Club Spin #34
  3. Great list! Three books I loved…Memoirs of a Geisha, Watership Down, and The Sceret History, and one I strongly disliked…A Confederacy of Dunces. Hope you get the one you are most wishing for. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    P.S. LOVE your header image. <3

    • Hi there Michelle!
      Thank you! I actually love to play around with graphics on the blog, but haven’t had a lot of time this year.

      I have Memoirs of a Geisha on audible and actually just need to start it. Watership Down has been on my TBR for the longest time. I actually have a physical copy of A Confederacy of Dunces. I’ll probably get to it one day and then have to see if I like or dislike it too…

      Thanks for returning the favor!

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  4. That is a good list. I will be checking back to see what you get later. I hope you do get The Postman Always Rings Twice so I can see what you think of it. If not, The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax is lots of fun. I liked A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. I read Charlotte’s Web to my son over 30 years ago, I should reread it.

    TracyK at Bitter Tea and Mystery

    • I got The Princess Bride and I am definitely looking forward to reading it. I’ve started with The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax last night and I have to agree – it’s a lot of fun and I think I’m going to enjoy it a lot.

      Thanks for visiting us!

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