The Classics Club is holding its 24th Spin.

The idea is to list 20 of the books on your Classics Club list before August 9 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 September 30. I’m glad we’re doing another one. I need a kick to get reading classics again.

My Book Spin List –

  1. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  2. High Rising by Angela Thirkell
  3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  5. The Odyssey by Homer
  6. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  7. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  8. Orient Express by Graham Greene
  9. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
  10. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
  11. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  12. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  13. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  14. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  15. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  16. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  17. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  18. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  19. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  20. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

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


The spin landed on #18, so it looks like I’ll be reading Death Comes for the Archchbishop. I already have a copy, which is nice.


  1. piningforthewest

    That is a great list. I’ve read 11 of them, but I would definitely dodge the Dickens and I’m not sure about Faust at all, I’ve never read anything by Goethe.

  2. You have some good ones on the list! I loved Middlemarch, and it’s pretty long so having a while to read would be good. It took me a little while to get into it, but I love a long book you can sink into, and I grew to love the characters and the slower pace.

  3. I’ve read a few of those and enjoyed them, particularly The Importance of Being Earnest, Middlemarch and Death Comes for the Archbishop. Edwin Drood is great too, even though it’s unfinished. Good luck!

  4. I have read and loved “Gulliver’s Travels” (one of my all-time favorite books) and “Death Comes for the Archbishop”. “The 13 Clocks” has been on my TBR forever. The cover appeals to me haha.

  5. Sue

    I have read 8 of these – love Dickens and Eliot – long books but well worth it. I read Gulliver’s Travels last year and enjoyed it, but was disappointed/irritated with Wind in the Willows. Good luck!

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