The Classics Club Spin #18

The Classics Club is holding its 18th Spin, but it’s my first.

The idea is to list 20 of the books on your Classics Club list before August 1 when the wheel will turn and reveal the winning number. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by August 31.

Here’s my list:

  1. Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
  2. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wild
  4. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rineheart
  5. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  6. Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
  7. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
  8. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  9. A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell
  10. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
  11. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  12. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
  13. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  14. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  15. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  16. Orient Express by Graham Greene
  17. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  18. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  19. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  20. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

I’m not really sure which one I’m hoping for. I think I’d enjoy any of them, which is why they’re on my list in the first place.

Edited 8/1/18

The lucky number this time around is 9. I’ve read several of Ruth Rendell’s series books, but this is the first stand-alone. I’m definitely happy with the spin.

9 Comments

  1. Nice list. I enjoyed The Circular Staircase and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, as well as a few others that you’ve included. You also have some novels I haven’t heard of before, which is always nice to come across. Hope you enjoy whichever you end up reading.

  2. Great list! There’s a couple I haven’t heard of, but I think I would be content with any of these too. Though, I will say I thought The 13 Clocks was wonderfully charming, and after finally returning to Agatha Christie rereads earlier this year, I’m eager to read more her books myself. Whichever you get, enjoy!

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