The Classics Club Spin # 27

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It’s Classics Club Spin time again, number 27 this time. I have to admit that for the first time ever I failed to finish the last spin book on time, it was Montaigne’s Essays and I’m still only about three quarters of the way through it. The small print definitely isn’t helping, but I’ll finish it sometime soonish I hope. I did manage to read High Wages by Dorothy Whipple though, which was also on my spin list.

Anyway, I’m coming towards the end of my second spin list so I have to repeat the books on the list as I don’t have twenty still to read.

1. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
2. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
3. The Trial by Franz Kafka
4. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
5. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
6. The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison
7. End of the Chapter by John Galsworthy
8. The Trial by Franz Kafka
9. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
10. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
11. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
12. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
13. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
14. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
15. The Corn King and the Spring Queen by Naomi Mitchison
16. End of the Chapter by John Galsworthy
17. The Trial by Franz Kafka
18. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
19. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
20. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott

The book that I’m not looking forward to reading from this list is Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, because my copy is an old paperback and it’s quite thick. I always find that type of book awkward to read as I never break the spines of paperbacks.

Are you taking part in the spin this time around?

12 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin # 27

  1. That is so good that you are that near to the end of your list. I haven’t made a lot of progress on mind and sometimes I feel like I never will finish it.

    • tracybham,
      I know the feeling as over the last few years I’ve really only been reading the ones on my list for the spins which is not how I expected it to be.

    • Sandra,
      How annoying for you. You could just do very abbreviated reviews, I never go into a lot of detail for fear of giving away too much plot and spoiling it for others!

  2. I didn’t manage to finish my last spin book either but I’m taking part in this one anyway. Of the books on your list, I’ve only read The Black Arrow. I hope you enjoy whichever one you get!

    • Helen,
      Maybe it’s something to do with the pandemic times then as I never had the problem before! I’d quite like to get The Black Arrow.

    • kaggsysbookishramblings,
      It was after I read this book by Sarah Bakewell that I decided to read more of Montaigne’s writings, but I’ve found my Penguin book of his essays to be much harder going, I’m still blaming the print size!

  3. I failed miserably the last two spins — I couldn’t get through the first and finished the second, but never got around to posting about it. I really hope you get The Way We Live Now, it’s absolutely brilliant and is the novel that got me hooked on Trollope. It’s long but it’s a very fast read and SO GOOD.

    • Karen K,
      It’s ages since I read anything by Trollope, which is madness as I really love his books. I also find that I can get through his hefty tomes fairly quickly, it proves what a good writer he was I think. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has failed at a spin!

  4. I don’t think I have enough books left on my list, nor enough time to read one, what with 20 Books of Summer hanging over me! But I might do it anyway…

    Yours all sound good – I think I’d choose The Black Arrow just because it’s on my TBR and I’d like to hear what you think of it. Hope you get a good one!

    • FictionFan,
      I did try to read The Black Arrow a while ago and gave up very quickly which is just not like me. I’ll persevere next time!

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