Classics Club Spin number 18

Classics Club

It’s spin time again at the Classics Club and the number will be chosen on Wednesday the 1st of August, I’ll have to read it by the 31st of August. I’ve fairly recently had to compile my second classics list as I completed the original one a while ago, so here are twenty from the newish list, I don’t mind which number comes up.

1. The Earth by Emile Zola
2. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
3. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
4. The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison
5. Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant
6. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant
7. Doctor Dolittle and the Green Parrot by Hugh Lofting
8. End of the Chapter by John Galsworthy
9. The Kill by Emile Zola
10. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
11. The Trial by Franz Kafka
12. The Beast in Man by Emile Zola
13. The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov
14. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
15. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
16. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
17. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Laclos
18. Montaigne
19. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
20. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope

10 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin number 18

  1. I loved The Way We Live Now — I really hope you get that one! It’s long but not a difficult read and I could not stop reading it. I literally kept sneaking off to read just one more chapter!

    Miss Marjoribanks and The Earth, and I always love anything by Dorothy Whipple. I haven’t read Hungry Hill or that particular Dr. Doolittle so I’d love to see you post about those also. You have so many great books on your list!

    • Karen K,
      I plan to read all the books you mention soonish as they’re all by favourite authors. I’m the same with Trollope, they are doorstops but I manage to get through them fairly quickly as I can hardly put them down!

  2. The White Guard and The Black Arrow are on my list too, though at different numbers. I enjoyed Hungry Hill and loved The Master and Margarita but I haven’t read any of the others on your list. Good luck!

    • Helen,
      I did start to read The Black Arrow a while ago and gave up on it because of the archaic language so I’m a bit nervous about possibly getting that one.

  3. Love all the french classics on your list.
    Is that the final book in the Forsyth Saga on your list as well? I only discovered a few years ago that it kept on going way past the first few books I had read.

    • Brona,
      I believe it is the last of the Forsyte Saga books but that some of the characters appear in later books by Galsworthy that aren’t regarded as part of the series.

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