The Classics Club is holding its 23rd Spin.

The idea is to list 20 of the books on your Classics Club list before April 19 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 June 1.

My Book Spin List –

  1. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  2. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  5. The Odyssey by Homer
  6. The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
  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. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey
  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 magic number is 6. So now I have to find a copy of The Red House Mystery. The only things I’ve read by Milne are his Winnie the Pooh stories. I’m looking forward to reading one of his books for adults.


  • Reese Warner

    A bunch of fun things on your list, I’d say. The Wind In The Willows is lovely, and Edwin Drood is a favorite of mine. Have a great spin!

  • Great list! I liked Moll Flanders. Wrote a paper on it in college. In Cold Blood is on my main list too, but I’m doing a read-along of it in July, August, September so I didn’t put it on my spin list. Hope you get the one you’re hoping for. 🙂

  • The Spy Who Came In From the Cold is one of my favourite of John le Carre’s books. I’ve read The Enchanted April and Death Comes For The Archbishop and enjoyed both of them. Treasure Island would be great fun.

  • J.E. Fountain

    Great Choices. I loved Death Comes for the Archbishop. I’m a Dickens fan, but I’ve always avoided the mystery. An unfinished book bothers me to start with…an an unfinished mystery. Yikes I’d be wondering who dunit for the rest of my life. Enjoy whatever you get. Cheers.

  • You might have the best list I’ve seen so far. “Gulliver’s Travels”, “Death Comes for the Archbishop”, and “13 Clocks” (haven’t read, but have lusted after it for awhile now). Good luck on your challenge!

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