Classics Club Spin # 11

It’s Classics Club Spin again. It seems to come around so quickly. My list hasn’t changed too much since the last one although I’ve had to replace three of the books as I had actually got around to reading them. Those were An Eye for an Eye by Trollope, Homage to Catalonia (the last spin book) and Dead Souls.

I can’t say I’m really dreading any of the books on my list but I would probably be happiest with Angel, An Unsuitable Attachment, anything by Trollope or one of the Steinbecks.

If you fancy joining in have a look here.

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. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The Trial by Franz Kafka
7. The Dynasts by Thomas Hardy
8. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
9. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
10. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
11. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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

22 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin # 11

  1. I really like The Black Arrow… especially the first half. 🙂 You have a lot of Trollope on your list. I really enjoy his books as well. 🙂

    • Lois,
      It’s good to know you enjoyed The Black Arrow. I’ve read a lot of Trollope over the years, but he wrote so many, I have plenty more to read!

  2. I hope you get Trollope! I’ve read both The Way We Live Now and Lady Anna and loved both of them — Popinjoy is on my TBR shelf and I don’t know anything about it, so I hope you get that one too. I also loved Cannery Row. Good luck with your spin pick!

    • Karen K.
      I’m sure I saw on a blog that Popinjoy was a favourite, so I’m going to get around to that one soonish. Cannery Row is tempting as it’s such a slim volume!

  3. That’s an interesting list. I’ve read two – Hungry Hill and Anna Karenina – and enjoyed both. I hope you get a book you’re happy with on Monday!

    • Helen,
      I started to read Hungry Hill a few years ago, but it seemed so different to anything else by her and I wasn’t that enamoured by it, although I only got about 10 pages into it.

  4. I haven’t read any of the books on your list, except for Kafka (both which I had to read in high school). I have an Elizabeth Taylor on my list as well, though a different one. Good luck with the spin!

    • TJ,
      Thanks, I must admit if I dread any of them it’s the Kafka. I’ve never read anything by him. I’m glad I didn’t have to read him in school.

    • Cleo,
      The Gissing book I have is really old 1904, it originally belonged to my granny so I’ll be interested to read something which she read, but sadly I won’t be able to talk to her about it. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  5. I hope you get a Trollope though #14 and #16 are new titles to me. It’s so nice to know he was such a prolific (and it seems pretty reliably good) author.

    • Christy,
      It’s amazing how many books, and often chunksters that Trollope managed to write. I imagine him scribbling away at his desk at work, when he should probably have been doing something else!

  6. Katrina,
    I’m a bit overwhelmed this evening, but is the Barbara Pym novel you have listed one that we might have, may have, maybe discussed reading? Please disregard my befuddlement. I do want to read her, but don’t know when you’d be interested in doing so.
    Judith (A busy week and lots of very exciting work developments)

    • Judith,
      Fear not for you are less befuddled than I am! I have indeed read an Unsuitable Attachment fairly recently. We did discuss a readalong but then I think you had a lot happening in your life so may not have got around to it. I neglected to take that one off my list. That sounds good – your exciting work developments, can’t wait to hear about them.

      • Ahhh! Memory knocks on feeble noggin. Exactly.
        I am very interested in Pym’s Autumn Sonata. I may add that to my Classics List, which at long last, has only a few titles left to go to reach 50 books.
        We do have a The Red Badge of Courage book to plan to read together.
        Judith

        • Judith,
          Do you mean Quartet in Autumn – maybe they have given in the title of Autumn Sonata in the US – as they do. Anyway, I’m sure I have it somewhere if you want a readalong soemtime, and I have my Red Badge of Courage to hand – so any time!

    • JoAnn,
      I’d be happy with a Trollope too, even although I think they are all chunksters. I’m looking forward to Monday.
      Thanks for dropping by.

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