The Classics Club Spin #5

The Classics Club

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

  1. Cedar Station says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  2. Lark says:

    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!

    • Helen says:

      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.

    • Helen says:

      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!

  3. yasmine rose says:

    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!

  4. Karen K. says:

    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!!

  5. Alex says:

    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.

    • Helen says:

      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!

  6. Leander says:

    #15 and #17 are good, Helen. But then I *would* vote for those, wouldn’t I? πŸ˜‰ 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!

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