The Classics Club

Classics Club Spin #22

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin, #22.

Here’s how it works: I post a numbered list of 20 titles from my Classics Club list. On December 22 the Classics Club curators will post a number from 1 through 20. I then have to read whatever title has that number on my list by January 31, 2020. 

Every year I have very good intentions of reading several selections from my Classics Club list, but, to tell the truth, I usually don’t remember to consult that list when I pick up my next book to read. Therefore, these periodic Spins help me stay on track to read at least a few of those books during any given year.

Here, then, is my list for Spin #22:

  1. Jackson, Shirley. Just an Ordinary Day: Stories    
  2. Highsmith, Patricia. The Tremor of Forgery   
  3. Fowles, John. The French Lieutenant’s Woman   
  4. Cather, Willa. O Pioneers!  
  5. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment   
  6. McEwan, Ian. Atonement   
  7. Rendell, Ruth. The Crocodile Bird   
  8. Nabokov, Vladimir. Pale Fire  
  9. Agee, James. A Death in the Family  
  10. Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat’s Cradle   
  11. Baker, Nicholson. The Mezzanine  
  12. Howard, Elizabeth Jane. The Long View   
  13. Brookner, Anita. Hotel Du Lac   
  14. Piercy, Marge. Woman on the Edge of Time   
  15. Faulkner, William. Absalom, Absalom!   
  16. Connell, Evan S. Mr. Bridge   
  17. James, Henry. The Beast in the Jungle  
  18. Wharton, Edith. Ghost Stories   
  19. Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs   
  20. Hardy, Thomas. Far From the Madding Crowd

And now, I eagerly anticipate December 22.


And the winner is . . . lucky #13. So I will be reading Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner.

5 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #22”

  1. I’m a bit crazed for Edith Wharton lately, but don’t know her Ghost Stories. Hope you get that!

  2. I love Thomas Hardy so I hope you get Far From the Madding Crowd, but there are lots of other interesting books on your list too. Good luck!

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