Classics Club Spin #21

Posted September 22, 2019 by Lory in challenges / 25 Comments

It’s time for the Classics Club Spin! Club members pick 20 books from their list and number them. A number is chosen and then the challenge is to read that book by a certain date (October 31, in this case).

Even though I no longer have an official target date for my Classics Club list, I still have books left over that I want to read, so I thought I would participate this time anyway. I only found ten that I wanted to include, so I’m just repeating those ten twice. I really want to make progress on my Reading All Around the World project, so I’m emphasizing titles that would count for that.

Here is my list:

  1. Dubliners – James Joyce
  2. Angel – Elizabeth Taylor
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  4. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
  5. My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin
  6. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  8. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  9. Faust (Part I) – Goethe
  10. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  11. Dubliners – James Joyce
  12. Angel – Elizabeth Taylor
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  14. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer
  15. My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin
  16. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  17. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  18. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  19. Faust (Part I) – Goethe
  20. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

Are you doing the Spin? What’s on your list?



25 responses to “Classics Club Spin #21

  1. I’m nowhere near having the luxury of having so few titles on my Classics Club list that I have to include them twice for the spin! But I’ve tried to stick mostly to shorter titles, especially those with a seasonal aspect this time round. I’ve only read the Rushdie on your list, but as I’ve yet to finish his The Moor’s Last Sigh I think it may be some time before I get round to a reread of his breakout novel! Good luck with whichever one you end up with.

    • I put 100 books on my list and read half of them (almost) in 5 years, so I’m going freeform from now on. I couldn’t come up with more than ten books that I felt like reading at the moment, so I just repeated those!

  2. This reminds me that I want to read One Hundred Years of Solitude. I have really slacked on Reading All Around the World and I liked that concept when I signed up. Hmmm, maybe make it priority for next year…?

    At any rate, good luck tomorrow!

    • I have really slacked on that project and I want to get back to it. I hope I’ll get a spin pick that helps.

  3. I’m near the end of my classics club list too though its taken me longer than 5 years. My Brilliant Career was on my list and proved really good.

    • It’s an accomplishment no longer how long it takes. I would love to read My Brilliant Career this go-around.

    • Me too, I hope I will get something that helps here. (That would be pretty much anything except I suppose Angel, and The Good Soldier.)

    • I’ve started it already and am enjoying it very much. I’ll post in November for Australian Reading Month!

  4. Yay! I just read My Brilliant Career for the Back to the Classics 2019 Challenge. I hope you blog about it. I liked it but Sybylla was a frustrating heroine at times!

  5. Well Lory we know that the lucky Spin number is 5 now, so you’ll be reading My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin. I have to be honest and admit I’ve never heard of it, but I hope you enjoy it!

  6. My Brilliant Career was so much fun to read after I saw the movie decades ago–I hope you enjoy it. I’ve been meaning to give it a reread .

    • I never saw the whole movie but I caught snatches of it as a kid. That’s actually what sparked my interest in the book.

    • You remind me I should have done a Spin update post–now done. Anyway, I will look at your post on MBC with interest.

  7. Sue

    My Brilliant Career is a great book – Miles Franklin is the name of our most prestigious book award here in Australia – she was a great promoter of women and of Australian literature.