The Classics Spin #21

Hi, 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 September, 23rd, 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 October, 31st.

Here is my spin list:

  1. Moths, by Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé)
  2. Sophie’s Misfortunes (Fleurville #1), by Comtesse de Ségur
  3. Selected Poems, by Marina Tsvetaeva
  4. Olivia, by Olivia (Dorothy Strachey)
  5. Letty Fox: Her Luck by Christina Stead
  6. Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump #1), by Astrid Lindgren
  7. The Persimmon Tree, by Marjorie Barnard
  8. The Love-Child by Edith Olivier
  9. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  10. Belinda, Rhoda Broughton
  11. Emmeline,by  by Charlotte Turner Smith
  12. Gothic Tales, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  13. Marcella, by Mary Augusta Ward
  14. The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe
  15. The Real Charlotte, by Edith Somerville
  16. Red Pottage, by Mary Cholmondeley
  17. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  18. The Story of a Modern Woman, by Ella Hepworth Dixon
  19. The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katherine Green
  20. Ideala: A Study from Life, by Sarah Grand

Spin me a number, Classics Club!

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

Yours truly,


Geskel Saloman, Kärleksbrevet (The love letter), 1889

11 thoughts on “The Classics Spin #21

  1. I envy your bilingual ability. Since retirement my husband and I have started traveling, and I’m always amazed at how many other people in the world speak more than one language. I always try to ask people about how and when they started learning a second language, and I’ve discovered that most European countries begin offering students language study at about 10 years of age. I’m from the U.S., and we just don’t do this on any large scale. I wish we did. I have an M.A. in Latin but don’t actually speak any foreign languages. If I had my life to do over again, I’d study languages and their inter-relations.


    1. Thank you, Mary! My main motivation for learning languages was to be able to read books that weren’t available in translation… But you are right, I started learning English at about 10, and at school we had to choose a second modern foreign language, so I got French. I guess I share your fascination with languages, too 🙂

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