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The Classics Spin #12

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It’s time for The Classics Spin #12.

Here are the directions:

At your blog, by next Monday, March 7, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list — in a separate post.

Next Monday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by May 2, 2016.

Here’s my list, awaiting the announcement of the lucky number:

  1. Adams, Richard. Watership Down
  2. Masters, Edgar Lee. Spoon River Anthology (1915)
  3. Agee, James. A Death in the Family
  4. Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men
  5. Cather, Willa. O Pioneers!
  6. Smith, Dodie. I Capture the Castle (1948)
  7. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment
  8. Koestler, Arthur. Darkness at Noon
  9. Fowles, John. The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  10. Tarkington, Booth. The Magnificent Ambersons
  11. Styron, William. Darkness Visible (1990)
  12. Hardy, Thomas. Far From the Madding Crowd
  13. Burns, Olive. Cold Sassy Tree
  14. O’Neill, Eugene. The Iceman Cometh
  15. James, Henry. The Beast in the Jungle
  16. Pym, Barbara. Excellent Women
  17. Lewis, Sinclair. Babbit
  18. Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway
  19. Wilson, Sloan. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1955)
  20. Nabokov, Vladimir. Pnin


The lucky number is 8! So I’ll be reading Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler by May 2. Fortunately, it’s relatively short.

Final Update

My review is here.

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