The Classics Club Spin number 21

Classics Club Spin

Yes it’s that time again – Classics Club Spin and this one is number 21. If you’re taking part you have to list twenty books from your Classics Club list which still have to be read before September the 23rd 2019 which is when the number will be chosen. Whichever number is chosen in the spin is the book to be read before 31st of October 2019.

My list is:

1. Montaigne essays
2. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
3. Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant
4. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
5. The Tempest by Shakespeare
6. Summer Half by Angela Thirkell
7. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
8. The House in Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively
9. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
10. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
11. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
12. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
13. Rider of the White Horse by Rosemary Sutcliff
14. An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
15. Angel Pavement by J.B. Priestley
16. End of the Chapter by John Galsworthy
17. The Trial by Franz Kafka
18. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant
19. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
20. The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison

This is just about all of the books still unread on my second list of 50 classics, but I’m really bad at putting my reviews on the Classics Club review page, so I must get around to sorting that out. I hope the spin number is 10 The Black Arrow, or maybe An Infamous Army as people seem to love it so, or Summer Half as it’ll be light-hearted.

Are any of these ones a favourite of yours?

14 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin number 21

  1. I have read none of the books on your list, but there are a lot there that I want to hear about and decide if someday I will want to read them. An Infamous Army does sound interesting.

  2. Haven’t read any of those books, except to study “The Tempest” at secondary school.
    I seem to notice lines from that cropping up in books I read: in “Contraband” by Dennis Wheatley; a chapter heading in “The Proper Place” by O. Douglas; Titty imagining Timothy’s fate in “Pigeon Post” by Arthur Ransome.
    The school lessons must have been memorable!

  3. I am sure you are very much better than me at getting those reviews up, Katrina. I suspect that I have read more than 50 books from my ever-changing list but only about half have reviews posted. Ah well… it’s the reading that’s most important!

    • Sandra,
      It is the reading that is more important. I’ve actually written and published the reviews but have only just begun to put the links on the CC website!

  4. The only one I’ve read is The Way We Live Now and I thoroughly enjoyed it. But The Black Arrow and Kenilworth are both ones I’d like to get to one of these days. However, I’m selfishly hoping for number 9 this time (The Go-Between on my list) which would give you Sweet Thursday, so I have to hope you get that one! Fingers crossed you get one you love!

  5. Seeing your Thirkell reminded me how much I enjoyed my one and only & now I’m wondering why I’ve waited so long to read another! So I wish you a visit to Barsetshire 🙂

    • Brona,
      I’ve read all of the others and loved them, particularly the wartime Thirkells so it’s about time I got around to this one. I’ll read it soon anyway.

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