Classics Club Spin – number 10

It’s Classic Club Spin time again and I must admit that the last time I took part in one I got a big fat F for fail as I didn’t manage to get the book read, for the first time. I have my excuses of course, life just got in the way of reading, boring domestic stuff and then I had Peggy from Peggy Ann’s Post visiting for a month and we were too busy running around Scotland!

My list is quite different from the last time but they’re all books I’ve had lying around for years, calling to me to read them and I’ve been cruelly ignoring them, apart from the Trollopes which I have on my Kindle, so here they are:

1. Veranilda by George Gissing
2. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
3. The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott
4. Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
5. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
6. The Trial by Franz Kafka
7. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
8. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
9. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
10. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
11. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
12. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
13. Nana by Emile Zola
14. Is He Popenjoy by Anthony Trollope
15. The Castle by Franz Kafka
16. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
17. An Unsuitable Attachment by Barbara Pym
18. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
19. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
20. Salem Chapel by Mrs Oliphant

I’m happy that quite a lot of them are foreign classics and there’s nothing in the list which I want to avoid particularly. I can’t wait to see which number comes up.

6 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin – number 10

  1. Some unusual titles on this list – quite a few I haven’t heard of! I hope this encourages you to pull one of them off your shelf 🙂

    Happy Spinning!

    • Brona,
      Thanks, my number 5 is quite short so it shouldn’t take me long to read it. I’m going to be reading one of the Trollope books soon anyway.

  2. The Bride of Lammermoor played a big part in the last Miss Silver mystery I read – though it was the opera, not the novel. I’ll be interested to see what number comes up!

    • Lisa,
      That’s very interesting, I now feel I should read both books! Scott is very wordy but when you get used to his style his books are really enjoyable.

  3. Ooh, lots of lovely Trollopes on your list! I loved Lady Anna and The Way We Live Now, also Cannery Row was just hilarious. And I have not found a book by Barbara Pym that I didn’t like!

    Very excited to see the Spin number tomorrow morning!

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