The Classics Club Spin is back for the fifth time! I have been lucky with my last three Spin books (Aurora Floyd, Cold Comfort Farm and A Tale of Two Cities) so I’m hoping another great book will be chosen for me again.
Here are the rules:
* List any twenty books you have left to read from your Classics Club list.
* Number them from 1 to 20.
* Next Monday the Classics Club will announce a number.
* This is the book you need to read during February and March!
And here is my Spin List:
1. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
2. The Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott
3. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
4. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
5. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
6. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
7. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
8. Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
9. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
10. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
11. Howards End by E.M. Forster
12. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
13. A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov
14. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge
15. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
16. Germinal by Emile Zola
17. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
18. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
19. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas
20. Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
Now I just need to wait until Monday to find out what I’ll be reading. Which numbers do you think I should be hoping for?
31 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin #5”
Awesome list! I’ve been looking forward to Germinal and Excellent Women for a while. Out of the ones I’ve read, East of Eden and The House of Mirth are my favorites! But honestly, it doesn’t look like you can go wrong no matter which number is chosen. 🙂
I’ve included a few books that I feel hesitant about but nothing that I’m actually dreading. I think I’ll be happy whichever number I get.
I still have to read my last spin!! hehehee
I haven’t read any of the books of your list, so good luck! I’ll read your review 😉
Thanks Isi! I was lucky because I really loved my last spin book. 🙂
My vote is for either #1- House of Mirth, #9- Excellent Women, or #4- The Mill on the Floss…just because those are three books that I love. Hope you spin a good one!
I’ve been wanting to read all three of those books for years but have never got round to it. I’m glad to hear you loved them!
That’s a great list! I would be hoping for The Idiot, because I want to read it, or a County Doctor’s Notebook because I have read it and loved it!
A Country Doctor’s Notebook is one of the titles on my list that I’m hoping for the most. I’ve only read The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov so far and am looking forward to reading more of his books.
Nice list! Good luck with your spin.
Thanks! I can’t wait to find out what we’ll be reading!
There are so many great books on this list! I’d vote for #7 or #14, or else #9 (a shorter read at least).
I would be very happy with any of those three, especially #9!
I’ve read some of these and would vote for #5 – The Remains of the Day or #7 – Vanity Fair as I enjoyed both books very much.
I’m looking forward to reading Vanity Fair but the length has been putting me off – I’m hoping the spin will give me the motivation I need to actually read it!
There are so many interesting books on your list! I may have to steal a few for my own Classics list. Unfortunately I have only read ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ before but I loved it!
Thomas Hardy is one of my favourite authors so I’ll be very pleased if The Mayor of Casterbridge is chosen!
House of Mirth, Excellent Woman, and Germinal are some of my favorites. I also loved East of Eden and Family Roundabout was really good. And Howards End. . . what a great list!!
I’m looking forward to reading all of those. I’m glad to hear you liked Family Roundabout as it’s a book I don’t know much about.
Definitely ‘The Remains of the Day’ for me, although I think it would be a third, if not a fourth read. But, the writing is so brilliant it isn’t possible to read it too often.
I’ll be hoping for The Remains of the Day, then! It’s good to know that it stands up to multiple re-readings.
Good luck with the spin Helen. I am taking part too (my list will be up Friday) 🙂
I can’t wait to see what’s on your list, Jessica!
I may do this again if I can get around to putting a list together 🙂
It can be difficult deciding which books to put on your list. Mine is very similar to the last spin, with a few changes.
Numbers 10 and 11 are favorites, plus I’ve enjoyed several others. Need to get my list together. Good luck!
10 and 11 are two books I’ve been putting off reading, so I’m glad to hear you like them!
I loved East of Eden, and I wasn’t really expecting to. I hope you enjoy whatever book is picked out for you 🙂
I must admit, I’m not really expecting to enjoy East of Eden either, but so many people have commented that they love it that I’m feeling much happier about the thought of reading it!
#15 and #17 are good, Helen. But then I *would* vote for those, wouldn’t I? 😉 Looking forward to seeing what you end up with. I will have to get my act together and join in with this one day – you and Isi always seem to have such fun with it!
I was secretly hoping for one of those two, or maybe #19, but it wasn’t to be! I’m still hoping to find time to read them soon.