The Classics Spin

The Classics ClubOver at The Classics Club, they’re doing something fun – they’re calling it the Classics Spin. The idea is to list twenty books from your Classics Club list that you haven’t read yet. Then, the mods of the club will post a number, and you will read the corresponding book. Simple!

Here’s my “Spin List”

1. Metamorphoses
2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
3. The Color Purple
4. Palace of Desire
5. Silent Spring
6. Death in the Afternoon
7. Up From Slavery
8. Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
9. An American Tragedy
10. Pale Fire
11. Memories of My Melancholy Whores
12. Belinda
13. Wuthering Heights
14. Orlando
15. A Room of One’s Own
16. The Master and Margarita
17. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
18. Beloved
19. The Scarlet Pimpernel
20. The Souls of Black Folk

Honestly, I’m pretty neutral about most of these, but there are a few I’m not super excited about. I’d kinda like to get one of the ones I already have a copy of. On the other hand, it might be good if I’m “forced” to read one of the clunkers!

***Update: 14 came up in the spin, so I’ll be reading Virginia Woolf’s Orlando!

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10 thoughts on “The Classics Spin

  1. I noticed you had Palace of Desire on your list. Have you read Palace Walk, the first volume of the Cairo Trilogy? No reason you couldn’t start in the middle, but I thought I would mention it in case you didn’t know. The three books go in chronological order so there is some benefit to reading them in sequence. I know it seems like a lot to read, I put it off for years for that reason, but once I got started I went through all three of them very quickly. They are hard to put down. Just thought I would mention it. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

    • Yes, I read the first one last year. I’ve been putting off reading the second, as I’ve read that it focuses on one of my least favorite characters, but I know I have to get trough it so I can read book three 🙂

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  3. I’ve only read The Colour Purple & A Room of One’s Own on your list. Sadly I recall nothing about AROOO at all – perhaps I should add it to my ever-growing list! The Colour Purple is one of the handful of books in this world that can actually make me cry out loud 🙂

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