The Classics Spin #20

Hello, folks!

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! By now, you know the drill: participants post a list of 20 books on their Classics Club list. On Monday April, 22nd, a random number will be selected by the Club. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by May, 31st.

Here is my spin list:

  1. Sofia Petrovna, Lydia Chukovskaya
  2. The Rose Garden: Short Stories, Maeve Brennan
  3. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays, de Mary McCarthy
  4. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. Moths, Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé)
  6. Spinster, Sylvia Ashton-Warner
  7. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
  8. The Collected Prose, Elisabeth Bishop
  9. Selected Poems, by Marina Tsvetaeva
  10. Journal of a Solitude, May Sarton
  11. Letty Fox: Her Luck by Christina Stead
  12. Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump #1), by Astrid Lindgren
  13. The Black Lake, Hella Haassee
  14. The Persimmon Tree, by Marjorie Barnard
  15. Fidelity by Susan Glaspell
  16. Hester, Margaret Oliphant
  17. The Love-Child by Edith Olivier
  18. Middlemarch, George Eliot
  19. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  20. Sophie’s Misfortunes (Fleurville #1), by Comtesse de Ségur

Spin me a number, Classics Club!

And happy reading, everyone! Which book would you like to see win?:)

Yours truly,


‘Therese Reading In The Park at Meric’, by Frederic Bazille (1867)

28 thoughts on “The Classics Spin #20

  1. Quite a unique list you have got there. I love Pippi Långstrump (being Swedish). Most of the others are unknown to me. I have not yet managed to finish anything by George Eliot, although everyone seem to love her books. Mary Wollstonecraft will be interesting.


  2. Oh I love that you’ve listed quite a few books I’ve not heard of before. I’m off to find out more. For me, I’d like The Persimmon Tree to win, mostly because I love persimmons 🙂


  3. I’ve joined the read-along and am enjoying ‘Vindication’. And I absolutely loved Middlemarch …. you’re in for a treat if you spin it. You have many titles that I’ve never heard of so I’m looking forward to investigating them. Have a great spin, Juliana!


    1. I’ve just started Vindication too for Ruth’s readalong – better late than never! Hoping to catch up over the Easter break and have some good solid reading time in the next 4 days (fingers crossed).
      But as a good Aussie, I wish you the Christina Stead this spin 🙂

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  4. I love your list and this painting, Juliana! The Awakening and The Secret Garden are both wonderful and utterly perfect for spring, so I hope you get one of those. And A Vindication for the Rights of Women makes me miss our Romantic Outlaws read-along!


  5. I loved Miss Marjoribanks so I really hope you get Hester — I’m hoping to read all the Carlingford Chronicles eventually. Good luck with your spin!


  6. I seem to be having posting problems – please forgive me for my spam. If it didn’t go through earlier, I wanted to wish you The Secret Garden, as I really loved that one. Happy spinning!


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