Classics Club Spin #19

Hooray! It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!  This Spin will be a little different from previous spins. To add more fun to the challenge, this list should include some of the “chunksters” we have on our lists. We will have until January 31, 2019 to finish our spin book! The spin number will be announced on November 27, and at that time I will return to this post and highlight in red the book I will be reading for this fun November-through-January spin. Here is my list of 20 books selected from my master list of 50 books to read in 5 years.

Happy reading to all the spinners!

  1. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (did not finish)

  2. Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
  3. The Sea Runners, Ivan Doig
  4. Travels With my Aunt, Graham Greene
  5. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  6. Excellent Women, Barbara Pym
  7. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  8. The Story of an African Farm, Olive Schreiner
  9. Neuromancer, William Gibson
  10. Kristin Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset
  11. A Room With a View, E.M. Forster
  12. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
  13. Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston
  14. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
  15. The Solitary Summer, Elizabeth von Arnim
  16. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther
  17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
  18. A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
  19. The Outermost House, Henry Beston
  20. This Star Shall Abide, Sylvia Engdahl

…painting by Peter Ilsted (1861-1933)

12 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #19

    1. Robin Post author

      Les, both Jane Eyre and Death Comes for the Archbishop will be re-reads for me. It’s been many years since I read either one so I’m really looking forward to rereading them. I’ve never read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but it’s been on my list for a long time. and now I am really hoping that’s the number chosen for this Spin!


  1. The Content Reader (@content_reader)

    Ah, we have the same no. 2! Heard so much about the author but not read anything. I also have Kristin Lavransdottir. It came up a short while ago, but did not manage to get through it. Jane Eyre is very good. Love the Brontës. I really like Green’s book as well, but then, I am a fan of his. One hundred years of solitude is rather tough, at the same time it is a magical family saga. Good luck with your draw.

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    1. Robin Post author

      Thanks, J.E. Fountain! Death Comes for the Archbishop is my favorite Willa Cather, but it’s been many years since I read it. I love the books I’ve read by Gabo but have never read 100 years. ‘Tis time!


    1. Robin Post author

      Brona, I watched a wonderful documentary on Rachel Carson recently and it sparked this interest in reading her books. Your “still no change” comment is very true. We’re realizing so many things that should have been changed in the last 50 years simply haven’t changed! It’s sobering.

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