TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30!

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



After joining the previous two spins and enjoying it, I’ve decided to join once again! I now have a longer list than just 20 classic books that I’ve long wanted to read, but that just means more for later. In my case, these are all books I already own, either in print, or already have ready and waiting to be read on my Kindle.  So, without any further ado…

Here’s my list:

  1. Mr. Pim Passes By: A Play in Three Acts by A.A. Milne
  2. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  3. Daisy Miller: A Study by Henry James
  4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  5. Demian by Hermann Hesse
  6. Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
  7. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
  8. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  10. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
  11. The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber & Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway
  12. Mandala by Pearl S. Buck
  13. Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  14. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  17. The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas fils
  18. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  19. The Man of Property – The Forsythe Saga Vol. 1 by John Galsworthy
  20. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Quite an eclectic list, right? And just so you know, some of these have been on my shelves for several decades, and some of them are very old editions, which are bound in real leather!

What’s Next?

On Sunday, June 12, they will announce a number from 1 through 20. When they announce it, I will go to my Spin list, find that number, read (and hopefully, review) the book listed for that number by the 7th of August, 2022.

How about you?

Will you be joining in the next Classics Club Spin?

31 thoughts on “TCL Joins the Classics Club Spin #ccspin #30!

  1. Ah, coincidentally I’m just about to start The Lifted Veil as soon as I’ve finished reading blog posts, so I’m voting for that one in the hopes it’s a good omen! Whichever you get, I hope it’s one you enjoy – good luck!

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    1. Darling, I remember that movie very well. I am actually old enough to have seen it in a movie theater! Hysterical (and with one of the first – if not THE first Israeli actors to break into Hollywood – Dalia Lavi).

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  2. I love Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford is a comfort read for me. To Kill A Mockingbird is another favorite. And I enjoyed the drama and descriptiveness of Return of the Native even though Hardy can be so depressing (I’d give this one a rating of about 7/10 on the depressing-ness scale, since some of the characters are alive and functioning at the end, at least). I was glad that I read Casino Royale simply to find out something of what the Bond mystique was all about, but it left me totally uninterested in reading any more of the books. I hope you get something that you will enjoy and benefit from!

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      1. Don’t worry, it is not as tragic as some others and has some great characters and descriptive passages. You just have to deal with some Victorian long-windedness.

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  3. I always love the classics spin. I have read five of your books (3,4,14,15,16) but also quite a few of the authors, so I wish you good luck with the draw.

    My list is here

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    1. See, the reason why I’m doing these spins is because otherwise, these books would languish on my shelves unread, because I tend to want to read newer books. The spin makes me read these classics I’ve always wanted to read, but some young whippersnapper always takes priority.

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  4. Once more good luck with this spin task of readings; some of the books, I am familiar with; or have read long ago. One could say where do you find the time and you don’t have to account for yours unlike me there are those in my mind’s eyes wondering but it is imagined on my part. I am jinx as well. I am sorry.

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    1. I don’t believe in jinxes! Where do I find the time? I’m retired, so I have lots of time on my hands for reading. (And a good pension which allows me to buy books whenever I want. Hurrah for old age and good financial planning!)

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      1. Hurrah to you and good financial planning. A happy retirement is something that I will never qualify for because I’ve never kept anything long enough to earn a retirement pension or such. I am that ‘free will’ or ‘free at will’ but bounded by marriage. I am sorry for not making sense most time. Thank you for the time. When all is said and done; on the street I will be is what I am trying to explain. Thank you.

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