The Classics Club

#CCSpin List #18

Have you heard? It’s spin list time baby! Woot! Actually, I must admit this is my first time to participate in a spin list challenge…but im very excited. Also, this will be the first official event that the group hosts since the Moderator switch over. I’m very excited to be one of the new moderators and even more excited about the event!

If you haven’t participated before, it’s very easy. Just pick 20 books from your classics list and tune in Wednesday to see which number is drawn…then you have to read that book! 😀 Also, if you haven’t join the classics club, give it some thought. It’s great fun. Please feel free to add any questions about the club or event in the comments below. Also, you can read more about joining here.

My Spin List
Author Title Year Translated
1 Charles Darwin The Origin of Species 1859 No
2 Hendrik Willem Van Loon The Story of Mankind 1921 No
3 Lois Lowry The Giver 1993 No
4 Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice 1813 No
5 Jules Verne Around the World In 80 Days 1872 French
6 Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince 1943 French
7 Louisa May Alcott Little Women 1868 No
8 L. M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables 1908 No
9 Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude 1967 Spanish
10 Hermann Hesse Siddhartha 1922 German
11 Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged 1957 No
12 Madeleine L’Engle A Wrinkle in Time 1962 No
13 Mark Haddon The Curious Incident Of the Dog In the Nighttime 2003 No
14 Daphane Du Maurier Rebecca 1938 No
15 Frank Herbert Dune 1965 No
16 Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Shadow of the Wind 2001 Spanish
17 H. G. Wells The Invisible Man 1897 No
18 Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels 1726 No
19 Sun Tzu The Art of War 500 BC Chinese
20 Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy In America 1840 French

So which books are you adding to your spin list? & which number are you hoping for?

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


    • Books In Bloom

      I haven’t actually read a Jane Austen book yet…I hear so many people saying how great she was, so i decided to add it in. An annotated edition sounds fun, you’ll have to let us know how you like it! I really love almost every book on my list. I think any number would be a win!

    • Books In Bloom

      Thanks! 🙂 It was actually hard deciding… I was thinking of putting even more Jane Austen…. but all the books were calling to me. 😀 Will you be participating this round?

    • Books In Bloom

      Oh I know…only 20 books is hard… I was meaning to put a Russian translated book….but forgot… Next spin list. lol.

  • Faye

    Congrats on becoming a moderator at The Classics Club! I’m a very recent member and this will be my first spin too. Was interested to see we don’t have a single common book on our list for August’s spin (there are so many classics out there!) but I’ve read a few of your picks and am very interested to hear what you think of them in due course. Rebecca, One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Shadow of the Wind would likely make my list if I was picking my very favourite books ever. And I am a HUGE Anne (of Green Gables) fan. Based on my own list, I’m crossing my fingers for a low draw – anywhere from 1 to 5.

    • Books In Bloom

      Thank you! I think its interesting too that we don’t have any books in common. I actually had a super hard time sticking to 20… And i agree about the low numbers because i added my fave books first. 😀

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