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The Classics Club | Spin #26

I have joined The Classics Club, which involves both the challenge of reading a specific list of classics within five years, and dedicating a blog post to each one. The next Spin has just been announced (#26 overall, but my first) – keep reading to learn all about it.

What is a Classics Club Spin?

A CC Spin is a fun, social way to read another classic book from your CC List (if you’d like to know more about what a CC List is or how to join the Classics Club then pop over here).

When we post a new Spin announcement simply create your own post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List.

You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the time period allocated for that spin (usually 4-6 weeks).

This Spin:

*If you have already read this post and are here for the results of the spin, keep scrolling!

A number posted on April 18th will determine which book from the list of twenty should be read before May 31st. I have chosen my list of twenty (find my full list of fifty here) based on the books I have in my possession, and those I know I will have time for – they are:

  1. Pamela by Samuel Richardson (1740)
  2. Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818)
  3. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (1847)
  4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1847)
  5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
  6. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)
  7. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859)
  8. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (1881)
  9. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
  10. The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) and Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett (this collection/my particular edition was published in 1981)
  11. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
  12. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900)
  13. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster (1908)
  14. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1911)
  15. To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927)
  16. Orlando by Virginia Woolf (1928)
  17. The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing (1929), Quicksand (1928), and The Stories (this collection was published in 1992)
  18. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (1929)
  19. House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (1968)
  20. The Grass Dancer by Susan Power (1994)


Announcing #11 – Dracula by Bram Stoker

Oooh I am excited about this one, particularly because I’ve half read it. I placed this novel on my Classics Club master list because after getting about halfway through (about a year ago, now), I sort of lost steam; but I was enjoying the story, so I’d like to start over and finish it. Now I have until May 31st to do so!


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