Classics Club Spin #30: My list

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin – the 30th, in fact! If you’re not sure what a CC Spin is, here’s a reminder:

The rules for Spin #30:

* List any twenty books you have left to read from your Classics Club list.
* Number them from 1 to 20.
* On Sunday 12th June the Classics Club will announce a number.
* This is the book you need to read by 7th August 2022.

I’m already busy working through my 20 Books of Summer list, so not sure if I will actually have time to read a Spin book as well, but I can’t resist taking part anyway!

Here’s my list:

1. A Laodicean by Thomas Hardy
2. Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
3. Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
4. Farewell the Tranquil Mind by RF Delderfield
5. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
6. Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
7. Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner
8. The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov
9. My Theodosia by Anya Seton
10. A Pin to See the Peepshow by F Tennyson Jesse
11. Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
12. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
13. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
14. Random Harvest by James Hilton
15. Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
16. Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff
17. Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
18. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
19. A Pin to See the Peepshow by F Tennyson Jesse
20. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy


Which of these do you think I should be hoping for? I would love to get either Pied Piper or A Pin to See the Peepshow as both of those are on my 20 Books of Summer list, so I’ve included each of them on my Spin list twice to increase my chances! Otherwise, I don’t really mind which number comes up.

24 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #30: My list

  1. whatmeread says:

    I see you have less than 20 books left on your list or you are repeating ones you really want to read. Gosh, you have so many good ones on your list that I don’t know which one to wish for. The most carefree would probably be Wild Strawberries, but since I have enjoyed two Nevil Shute novels now, I am curious what you have to say about the one on your list, which I haven’t read. My list is scheduled to go up on Saturday, although I’ll be at the beach that day, so I’m considering just doing a double post today or tomorrow.

  2. FictionFan says:

    I hope you get Pied Piper since it’s on my 20 Books of Summer list, and it would be fun to compare notes! Otherwise I’d go for The Chrysalids. Good luck!

  3. Karen K. says:

    I actually just started reading A Pin to See
    The Peepshow today! I’m reading it with a Middlebrow book group on Goodreads. So naturally I hope you get that one!

  4. Silvia says:

    The 30th spin! I am tempted. Will see. As for your rich list, I do wish you any of those two you have in your 20 summer books, otherwise, some I don’t know and others are by Bob iconic authors and they can potentially be great reads.

    • Helen says:

      Thanks – I hope I get one of the books on my 20 Books of Summer list, otherwise I’ll be happy with any of the others. They are all books I’ve been looking forward to reading.

  5. Lark says:

    You’ve got lots of good books on your spin list! I’m a fan of Pym, Highsmith, and of course, Hardy. Fingers crossed you get one of those books on your summer reading list! Happy reading. 😀

  6. Yvonne says:

    Moonfleet and The Trumpet-Major are two of my favourites. I’m a fan of Delderfield and would also like to read Farewell the Tranquil Mind I hope you get one of the books your wishing for.

    • Helen says:

      I’ve loved all the other Delderfield books I’ve read, so I would be very happy to get Farewell the Tranquil Mind. Glad to hear you like Moonfleet and The Trumpet-Major. I haven’t read any Hardy for a while so would love to get that one.

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