Classics Club Spin #21: The Result

The result of the latest Classics Club Spin has been revealed today!

The idea of the Spin was to list twenty books from my Classics Club list, number them 1 to 20, and the number announced today (Monday) represents the book I have to read before 31st October 2019. The number that has been selected is…


And this means the book I need to read is…

Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy

Lady Constantine, breaks all the rules of decorum when she falls in love with beautiful youth Swithin St Cleeve, her social inferior and ten years her junior. Together, in an ancient monument converted into an astronomical observation tower, they create their own private universe – until the pressures of the outside world threaten to destroy it.

This is not one of the books I was particularly hoping for but I’m still quite happy with this result as I love Thomas Hardy and it’s been a while since I last read anything by him.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

26 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #21: The Result

  1. Lark says:

    I read this one two years ago, or so, and I actually ended up really liking it. It’s got the typical sad Hardy ending. But there was something about it and the two main characters that I really responded to. Happy reading! 🙂

  2. Alyson Woodhouse says:

    I’ve found things to like in all Hardy, even in his more obscure novels. I wouldn’t rate Two on a Tower among his greats, but I’m sure you will still find things to enjoy. I hope you get on a bit better with it than you did with your last couple of CC spins.

  3. jessicabookworm says:

    Helen, if I am honest, I have never heard of this book, let alone read it! I really do need to read more by Hardy, as I have only read Far From the Madding Crowd and the short story The Withered Arm. While you weren’t hoping for this one, I hope you enjoy reading some more of Hardy.

  4. Sandra says:

    I haven’t heard of it either and I confess that for some reason I never seem to get around to Hardy despite being pretty sure I would like his books. I hope you enjoy it, Helen.

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