The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!

tcl clasics club spinOur lucky winning number for the 29th Classics Club Spin is…

That means I will be reading…

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Giovanni's RoomAccording to Goodreads… “When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend’s return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened – while Giovanni’s life descends into tragedy. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love …

So… Am I happy about this?

Oh yes, I am VERY happy with this pick (I was worried I’d get a really long book, and I wouldn’t have enough time to read and review it)! I’ve long wanted to read a book by Baldwin, and this was the novel I chose as my prize for winning one of the #LetsDiscuss2021 raffles hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

Now all I have to do is read and review this book by the 30th of April, 2022. That shouldn’t be too hard, because it is 150 pages long, although the print on this copy is absolutely tiny! Still… there’s plenty of time, and I’m half way through the print book I’ve been reading lately (which I’m devouring), so this goes straight to the top of my TBR pile!

How about you?

What book did you get with this Classics Club Spin?

Cover for Giovanni's Room (Vintage International)This book was first published in 1956 and is still available (via the following affiliate links) from Amazon, The Book Depository UK and The Book Depository US (both with free worldwide delivery), Foyles, Waterstones, WHSmith, Wordery UK and Wordery US, Kobo US (eBooks and audiobooks), the website,, iTunes (iBooks and audiobooks), new or used from Alibris, used from Better World Books (promoting libraries and world literary), as well as from as well as from and UK.Bookshop (to support independent bookshops, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) or an IndieBound store near you.

To find out about this unique reading challenge, please visit The Classics Club Blog for the rules and link-up post.

13 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #29 pick for TCL!

      1. I’m not surprised. Even in Germany, he is not that well known. He died age 27 and only wrote two books, well, the third one probably sank with him when his ship was torpedoed in 1942.

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  1. I got a Wilkie Collins, but I just finished reading James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain last week. It was incredibly well written, but about a type of thinking that is foreign to me. Very fundamentalist in religion (heavy-duty Pentacostal).

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