Classics Club Spin #21

Classics Club Spin #21

The Classics Club is holding its 21st Spin.

The idea is to list 20 of the books on your Classics Club list before September 23 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 October 31.

My Book Spin List –

  1. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  2. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  4. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
  5. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
  6. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
  7. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  8. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wild
  9. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  10. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  11. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  12. The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  13. Orient Express by Graham Greene
  14. Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
  15. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
  16. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  17. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey
  18. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  19. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  20. The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

I’m right in the middle of Bleak House now, so I’m kind of hoping for something not too long. I also debated putting Edwin Drood on the list; I’m not sure I want to read another Dickens so soon, but it does seem fall-ish, so I left it on.

Have you read any of these and loved them? Any I should hope the wheel doesn’t land on?


The Spin landed on #5, so looks like I’ll be reading The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers. I’m debating whether to pick up a paperback or settle with an eBook.


    1. Well, then the chances are better that I’ll get that one, right? Definitely easier than some of the other options.
      Excuse #2 – It’s one of the books I want to read for the Back to the Classics Challenge anyway.

  1. J.E. Fountain

    I just read Day of the Triffids recently, that’s a good choice. Lots of other good ones here as well. I hadn’t heard of The Thirteen Clocks…somehow that title intrigues me.

  2. Oh, there are some great things here! I adore the Thirteen Clocks, and now I want to re-read it; it’s been years. I also love The Blue Castle (question: have you ever read Colleen McCullough’s ‘The Ladies of Missalonghi’? Because she totally lifted it from Blue Castle). And there are lots of other good things on there– I enjoyed Day of the Triffids too.

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