Classics Club Spin #34

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Another spin and another attempt.  Since incorporating not only my Classics Club list, but some of my other project lists, I’ve managed to read one book for each spin, so I’m going to continue!  From my last spin, I’m finishing up The Amazing Adventures of Father Brown.

The Rules for the Classics Club Spin #33 are:
  1. Go to your blog.
  2. Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club list.
  3. Post that list, numbered 1 – 20, on your blog by Sunday.
  4. Sunday morning, the Classics Club will announce a number from 1 – 20.  Go to the list of twenty books you posted and select the book that corresponds to the number they announce.
  5. The challenge is to read that book by June 18, 2023 (but I say before the next spin).


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I used the random list organizer here to choose the 20 books from my master list. Here is my spin list:

  1. Twenty Years After (1845) – Alexandre Dumas
  2. We (1921) – Yevgeny Zamyatin
  3. 1984 (1949) – George Orwell
  4. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and a Journal of a Tour
  5. Red Badge of Courage (1895) – Stephen Crane
  6. Moll Flanders (1722) – Daniel Defoe
  7. The Name of the Rose (1980) – Umberto Eco
  8. The Silver Chalice (1952) – Thomas Costain
  9. Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883 – 1885) – Freidrich Nietzsche
  10. Pot-Bouille (1882) – Emile Zola
  11. The Taming of the Shrew (1590 – 1592) – William
  12. The Stranger (1942) – Albert Camus
  13. O Pioneers! (1913) – Willa Cather
  14. Slaughterhouse Five (1969) – Kurt Vonnegut
  15. The Cherry Orchard (1904) – Anton Chekov
  16. King Solomon’s Mines (1885) – H. Rider Hagaard
  17. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) – Jules Verne
  18. The Bucanneers (1938) – Edith Wharton
  19. Au Page d’Amour (1878) – Emile Zola
  20. The Good Soldier Svejk (1923) – Jaroslav Hasek

As with previous Spins, instead of producing a new post, I’m going to simply announce the winner below and, to make it easier to complete at least one book, I’m going to choose a book from my Guardians Listmy Shakespeare Project and my Children’s Classics Project, with no deadline date, just a dedication to read.

And the winning number was 13 !


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Classics Club Winner:  O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Guardians Book List Winner:  Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Shakespeare Winner:  The Two Noble Kinsmen

Children’s List Winner:  Bible in Spain by George Borrow


Other Spins:

Classics Club #33 Winner

Classics Club Spin #32 Winner

Classics Club Spin #30 Winner

Classics Club #28 Winner

Classics Club Spin #27 Winner

Classics Club Spin #26 Winner



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7 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #34

    • Nice to see you’re around, Janakay, but I could say the same about myself. I’ve read only one Cather novel but enjoyed it. And a small novel is always welcome. Hope you’re doing well!

    • I’m so interested as to what you think when you read your spin choice. I’m reading through Christie’s novels chronologically, and And Then There Was None is one of my favourites. I’ll await your review!

  1. Glad to see back if briefly and sorry to hear you’re feeling overwhelmed. Hope that sorts out soon!

    I liked O Pioneers! a lot, and it’s quite short so that helps. I’m actually curious about Two Noble Kinsmen–the only Shakespeare play I haven’t read, if it is by Shakespeare–it’s not even in my collected Shakespeare. But Di at littlewhiteattic.blogspot read it recently and she made it sound pretty interesting. I downloaded it onto my Kobo, but haven’t read it yet.

    Anyway, hope you get some good reading in and maybe even some blogging!

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