Classics Club Spin #18



A perfect event for a first blog post after being away for so long!

I am not sure why these Spins are so exciting. Like the lottery, maybe? Whatever the reason they give me both the push I need to get myself reading from my list and to feel like part of the CC community. Once the Spin Gods choose the number it is so much fun to go to other blogs to see who got what.

If you have never heard of the Classics Club it is basically a blog and community of bloggers who want to read more classic literature. We make up a list of at least 50 books we want to read in five years, then blog or use some other form of social media for our reviews and enjoy the comments and discussions with the folks who stop by. A few times a year, we separately list out 20 books from our main list and the Spin Gods chose a number.Β  The book that corresponds to that number is our Spin book. It is not too late to sign up both for this Spin or the Club itself. Here is all the information you need.

With all that said, here is my list. I have decided to list from the bottom up, instead of starting at the top. I am a dare devil, I am. I will stop back on Wednesday and announce my Spin book. Good luck, All!

ETA: And the Spin number is 9. I will be reading Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott. This has been on my shelf for a long time and frankly, I don’t even know what it is about! THIS is one of the reasons this event can be fun as well as meaningful.

Elizabeth Gaskell
1. North and South (1854)

George Gissing
2. The Odd Women (1893)

Aldous Huxley
3. Brave New World (1932)

Henry James
4. Portrait of a Lady (1881)
5. The Ambassadors (1903)

Sinclair Lewis
6. Main Street (1920)

George Meredith
7. The Egoist (1879)
8. Diana of the Crossways

Sir Walter Scott
9. Rob Roy (1817)
10. Ivanhoe (1820)

Mary Shelley
11. Frankenstein (1818)

Robert Louis Stevenson
12. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)

Harriet Beecher Stowe
13. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)

W. M. Thackeray
14. Vanity Fair (1848)

Susan Warner
15. The Wide, Wide World (1850)

H. G. Wells
16. First Men in the Moon (1901)
17. The Invisible Man (1897)

Oscar Wilde
18. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

Virginia Woolf
19. To the Lighthouse (1927)
20 .The Years (1937)

25 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #18

        1. Well, I did not see this coming! I just pulled it off the shelf and my O my it is thick.

          Still recuperating from eyeball surgery and another health issue (everything is fine and will be better, but I have no patience as an invalid), so this will keep me out of trouble…at least for the month πŸ™‚

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  1. Great list, Laurie! The Portrait of the Lady and To the Lighthouse are both on my spin list too. I love North and South, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Frankenstein. Good luck and happy reading!

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  2. This looks to be a super list. I am glad that you included some classic science fiction and horror. I love H.G Wells and I think that his books are well worth reading. I also read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for the first time a few years ago. I was surprised as to how much I liked it.


  3. Karen K.

    Invisible Man is really good. I also loved North and South — it’s fairly long, but a great story so I remember reading it really quickly (also a great TV adaptation with Richard Armitage, so that’s a bonus). I also really loved Main Street which I kept putting off forever. Good luck with the spin pick!


  4. Delighted that your first post back is a CC spin Laurie!

    I read North & South a couple of years and have been meaning to read more Gaskell ever since. I’m hoping to get to some HG Wells in my CClist #2 too.

    Heop the spinning gods treat you well on Weds.


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