Classics Club Spin #17

It’s time for another “Spin” with The Classics Club! I am enjoying my reading of the classics I chose for my 5-year reading plan even though I’m running behind on writing my reviews. It’s a very enjoyable, non-pressured challenge, so if you are wanting to read more classics, you should join up!

Here’s how the “Spin” works:

Choose 20 books from your list of classics TBR and post that list on your blog before March 9th. On Friday, March 9th, 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 April 30, 2018. 

So here is my Spin List.  It will be fun to see which number (and which book) is chosen in the “spin” on Friday, and I’ll return to this post then to highlight the book chosen.

Classic Spin #17:

  1. Rose in Bloom, Louisa May Alcott
  2. A River Runs Through It, Norman McClean
  3. Arabian Nights and Days, Naguib Mahfouz (did not finish)

  4. The Chosen, Chaim Potok
  5. The Haunted Bookshop, Christopher Morley
  6. A Room With a View, E.M. Forster
  7. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther
  8. Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. Travels With My Aunt, Graham Greene
  10. The Ramayana, Bulbul Sharma
  11. The Gaucho Martin Fierro, José Hernández
  12. The Measure of My Days, Florida Scott-Maxwell
  13. Excellent Women, Barbara Pym
  14. The Lost Prince,  Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. The Story of an African Farm, Olive Schreiner
  16. A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
  17. The Solitary Summer, Elizabeth von Arnim
  18. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
  19. The Book of Tea, Kazuko Okakura
  20. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

9 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #17

  1. Kay

    I’ve read #1, #6, and #20. Rose in Bloom was one of my favorite books as a kid. I still have my book. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is also a favorite. Hope one of those numbers is selected.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Kay, I can’t believe I haven’t read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn yet. It’s been on my radar for ages! I’m sure I’ll enjoy Rose in Bloom… I loved Eight Cousins!

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  2. Les in OR

    I loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but didn’t care for the movie at all. Of all the books on your list, I’d like to read A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf.

    I draft a list but never got around to posting it. If I were participating, my #3 is Persuasion by Jane Austen. Maybe I’ll give it a try. 🙂

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    1. Robin Post author

      Les, I just reread Persuasion in December (actually listened to the audiobook narrated by Juliet Stevenson). I loved it this time and decided that it’s my favorite Jane Austen, although I do love both Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, too!

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