Classics Club Spin #22

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Classics Club Spin #22

 

2020 is an exciting year for my Classics Club list as I have 9 more to go to be finished by September 13th and I will make it! So for this Spin I am only using those 9, repeating them twice and adding 2 of those titles at the end to round out to 20.

Briefly, for those who are unfamiliar with the Classics Club, it’s a website curated by a dedicated group of classics lovers to encourage everyone to read more classics. And several times a year they host a Spin to keep us on our classic-reading path.

When you join the Classics Club you list a minimum of 50 titles you commit to reading in a five-year period. For the Spin you chose 20 of those titles and number them, 1-20. On a scheduled date (12/22, this year) the Spin Gods will announce their chosen number; that number corresponds to the number on your list and that is the title you read by, in this case, January 31, 2020.

My list for Spin #22:


1. Middlemarch
(1874)
2. Room with a View (1908)
3. Mary Barton (1848)
4. Wives and Daughters
(1866)
5. Portrait of a Lady (1881)
6. The Ambassadors (1903)
7. First Men in the Moon (1901)
8. The Invisible Man (1897)
9. To the Lighthouse (1927)
10. Middlemarch (1874)
11. Room with a View (1908)
12. Mary Barton (1848)
13. Wives and Daughters (1866)
14. Portrait of a Lady (1881)
15. The Ambassadors (1903)
16. First Men in the Moon (1901)
17. The Invisible Man (1897)
18. To the Lighthouse (1927)
19. Portrait of a Lady (1881)
20. Middlemarch (1874)

This time around I can honestly say I have no favorite, but am excited to read any and all!

Good luck to all who are participating.

 

19 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #22

  1. Middlemarch certainly is a doorstop of a book, but I loved it when I read it years ago. I sort of liked Portrait of a Lady, but not as much. I’ve read Room With a View a couple times — we used to watch the movie a lot in college, and now they’re mixed in my mind. Good luck with your Spin! I’m so impressed that you’re almost done with List II.

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  2. If you get a doorstop like, say, Middlemarch do you think you can finish it by the end of January? I’d find that too much of a mountain to climb considering that it took me a whole year to finish the 666 pages of Shirley — longer, I dare say, than Charlotte probably took to write it and get it published! Good luck, though, with whatever you get, and congrats on getting close to completing your list.

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