The Booktube Spin #1

Hi, folks!

I first saw this on Simon‘s blog, and decided to jump in. This spin is hosted by Rick, and he was inspired by our beloved Classics Club Spin. The idea is to list 20 books (they don’t have to be classics), and Rick will spin a wheel and a choose a number on January 31st. Then, we have two months to read the spin book. For more details, go to Rick’s channel:

In the god of shuffle we trust, my friends (y’all know how much I like to randomize my readings). So, here is my list:

  1. The Head Of Medusa, by George Fleming (aka Julia Constance Fletcher, 1880)
  2. Violets and Other Tales, by Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1895)
  3. Human Acts, by Han Kang (2017, tr. Deborah Smith. Original: 소년이 온다, 2014)
  4. Death in Spring, by Merce Rodoreda (2009, tr. Martha Tennent. Original: La mort i la primavera, 1986)
  5. Trio, by Dorothy Baker (1943)
  6. Sphinx, by Anne Garreta (2015, tr. Emma Ramadan. Original: Sphinx, 1986)
  7. Strange Beasts of China, by Yan Ge (2020, tr. Jeremy Tiang. Original: 异兽志, 2006)
  8. Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El Saadawi (1984, tr. Sherif Hetata. Original: امرأة عند نقطة الصفر, 1975)
  9. La Bastarda, by Trifonia Melibea Obono (2018, tr. Lawrence Schimel. Original: La Bastarda, 2016)
  10. Saraband, by Eliot Bliss (1936)
  11. Alberta and Jacob, by Cora Sandel (1984, tr. Elizabeth Rokkan. Original: Alberte og Jacob, 1926)
  12. Bid Me to Live, by H. D. (1960)
  13. Brown Girl, Brownstones, by Paule Marshall (1959)
  14. The Old English Baron, by Clara Reeve (1777)
  15. The Chinese garden, by Rosemary Manning (1962)
  16. La Femme De Gilles, by Madeleine Bourdouxhe (1994, tr. Faith Evans. Original: La Femme de Gilles, 1937)
  17. Regiment of Women by Clemence Dane (1917)
  18. The Purple Flower by Marita Bonner (1928)
  19. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
  20. Millenium Hall, by Sarah Scott (1762)

Other people participating: Travellin’ Penguin, Remembered Reads, Literary Labors, and Hardcover Hearts.

Happy reading, everyone! Which book would you like to see win?

Yours truly,


Woman, Reading by Albert Bartholomew, 1883

6 thoughts on “The Booktube Spin #1

  1. I read The Life and Death of Harriett Frean this month and loved it. It may be one of my favorite Viragos. We share some others on this list — I’ve been wanting to read Brown Girl, Brownstones especially but haven’t gotten my hands on a copy yet.


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