The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #31 pick for TCL!

tcl clasics club spinOur lucky winning number for the 31st Classics Club Spin is…

Sorry I’m a little bit late with this, but I scheduled a bunch of posts before I got this information (and before I went on vacation), so it took a bit to fit this in!


According to my announcement post, this means I will be reading…

Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.

CranfordAccording to Goodreads… “Welcome to Cranford, where everyone knows one another and a cow wears pajamas. It’s a community built on friendship and kindness, where women hold court and most of the houses—and men—are rarely seen. Two colorful spinster sisters at the heart of Cranford, Miss Matty and Miss Deborah Jenkyns, are daughters of the former rector, and when they’re not playing cards or drinking tea, they’re feeding an endless appetite for scandal and weathering commotions to their peaceful lives, from financial troubles to thieves to an unexpected face from the past.

“First published in installments in Household Words, a magazine edited by Charles Dickens, Cranford was a hit of its time and today offers modern readers a glimpse into a small English town during the mid-nineteenth century.” 

So… Am I happy about this?

Yes, I’ve been wanting to read this after I read a review of it a couple years ago. I actually downloaded my edition from from Project Gutenberg, so if my review piques your interest, but not enough to spend money, you can get an ecopy for free from them!

Now all I have to do is read and review this book by the 30th of October, 2022. From what I can see, this isn’t a very long book (probably less than 200 pages), so even though I have a Kindle full of ARCs to read, I know I can get this one in, since it will probably be a quick read.

What about you?

What book did you get with this Classics Club Spin?

If you don’t want to get a free copy from Project Gutenberg, this book is still available to purchase (via the following affiliate links) from Amazon, Foyles, The Book Depository UK and The Book Depository US (both with free worldwide delivery), 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.

9 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin #ccspin #31 pick for TCL!

  1. This was my first experience of Gaskell ad I found it a bit too light for my tastes. I much preferred her more gritty social realism fiction. But I might go back one day and try Cranford again – I could have misjudged it

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