Classics Club Spin #37

Ferris wheel

Well, here I go.  I keep doing these spins and then reading other books.  But the books are on my Classics Club list so it’s not all bad.  I’ve made it through Ivanhoe and Bleak House so I’m feeling rather pleased.

Time for another spin:

So, as for this spin ……  The Rules for the Classics Club Spin #37 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 the book by June 2, 2024



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

  1. The Custom of the Country (1913) – Edith Wharton
  2. The Cherry Orchard (1904) – Anton Chekov
  3. If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler (1979) – Italo Calvino
  4. The Stranger (1942) – Albert Camus
  5. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860) – Jacob Burckhardt
  6. Lives (75) – Plutarch
  7. The Bucanneers (1938) – Edith Wharton
  8. 1984 (1949) – George Orwell
  9. Tom Sawyer (1876) – Mark Twain
  10. Bel-Ami (1885) – Guy de Maupassant
  11. Dead Souls (1842) – Nikolai Gogol
  12. The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867) – Anthony Trollope
  13. The Republic (380 B.C.) – Plato
  14. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776 – 1789) – Edward Gibbons
  15. Tartuffe (1669) – Molière
  16. The Twelve Caesars (121) – Suetonius
  17. Au Page d’Amour (1878) – Emile Zola
  18. On the Imitation of Christ (1418 – 1427) – Thomas à Kempis
  19. Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883 – 1885) – Freidrich Nietzsche
  20. Fear and Trembling (1843) – Soren Kierkegaard

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 8 !  Which means I get to read 1984!  What an appropriate book for the times in which we live.  See my other options below:



Classics Club Winner:  1984

Guardians Book List Winner:  An Infamous Army

Shakespeare Winner: Twelfth Night

Children’s List Winner:  Death of the Gods


Other Spins:

Classics Club #36 Winner

Classics Club #35 Winner

Classics Club #34 Winner

Classics Club #33 Winner

Classics Club Spin #32 Winner

Classics Club Spin #30 Winner




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