Classics Club Spin # 23

It’s Classic Club Spin again – number 23 – how time flies. The spin number will be announced on Sunday, April the 19th and the corresponding book must be read by the 1st of June.

My list isn’t very different from the last one.

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1. Montaigne essays
2. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
3. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
4. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
5. Doctor Dolittle and the Green Parrot by Hugh Lofting
6. Summer Half by Angela Thirkell
7. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
8. The House in Norham Gardens by Penelope Lively
9. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
10. Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
11. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
12. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
13. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade
14. The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights by John Steinbeck
15. Sing for Your Supper by Pamela Frankau
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

I’m not too bothered about which number turns up although having read a few chunksters recently a slimmer volume would be nice.

6 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin # 23

  1. Lots of Scottish goodies on there that I’d be happy for you to try and then tell me if they deserve a spot on my own TBR! I’ll go with the Margaret Oliphant since I’ve only recently become aware of her and haven’t read anything by her yet…

    • FictionFan,
      I’ve read a couple by Oliphant and quite liked them. The number is 6 though so I’ll be reading Summer Half by Angela Thirkell, a very light read.

  2. I hope you get a nice, light read — Hungry Hill, Summer Half, or High Wages. However, if you end up with Trollope I hope you enjoy it — it’s long, but SO good! It was a very fast read and got me completely hooked on Trollope.

    • Karen K.
      I find that even although Trollope’s books are generally long I can get through them fairly quickly, especially on my Kindle. I’ll read the Trollope soonish as it’s ages since I read one.

  3. I vote for #3 since we both have The Master and Margarita there and I really need a push to read that. The Way We Live Now is very very long, isn’t it? I want to read Trollope and the one I have on my Classic List is a shorter one, The Warden.

    Many of the books on your list are new to me, so if you read and review one of those I will learn something about the author.

    • tracybham,

      I hope we do get number 3 too. Almost all Trollopes are long. I read The Warden years ago. I loved that Barsetshire series, then I read his Palliser series and liked that one even more.

      Many of the books on my list have been waiting for me to read them for years. I need this push to get around to them too!

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