The #1936Club & the Classics Spin #26

Hi, folks!

The Club

Karen’s and Simon’s #1936Club starts today, and, as always, I am jumping in! The event is one of their regular six-monthly reading Clubs, where they encourage everyone to read and discuss books from a particular year.

I am currently reading The Beauties and Furies, by Australian author Christina Stead, and I will be writing more about it later this week.

I’d also like to recommend three books I’ve read & loved from 1936 (links to my reviews): 

Are you taking part in the #1936Club? What are you reading this week?

The Spin

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 Sunday, April 18th, 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, 2021.

Here is my spin list:

  1. Alberta and Jacob, by Cora Sandel (1984, tr. Elizabeth Rokkan. Original: Alberte og Jacob, 1926)
  2. Saraband, by Eliot Bliss (1936)
  3. Bid Me to Live, by H. D. (1960)
  4. The Children’s Hour, by Lillian Hellman (1934)
  5. Claudine at School, by Colette (1900)
  6. The Dark Island, by Vita Sackville-West (1934)
  7. Daughter of Earth by Agnes Smedley (1929)
  8. The Castle of Wolfenbach: A German Story, by Eliza Parsons (1793)
  9. Faces in the Water, by Janet Frame (1961)
  10. La Femme De Gilles, by Madeleine Bourdouxhe (1994, tr. Faith Evans. Original: 1937)
  11. The Old English Baron, by Clara Reeve (1777)
  12. Megda, by Emma Dunham Kelley (1891)
  13. Regiment of Women by Clemence Dane (1917)
  14. Trio, by Dorothy Baker (1943)
  15. Keynotes and Discords, by George Egerton (pen name of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright, 1893/1894)
  16. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
  17. Millenium Hall, by Sarah Scott (1762)
  18. A Modern Mephistopheles by Louisa May Alcott (1877, published anonymously)
  19. Self-Control, by Mary Brunton (1811)
  20. Violets and Other Tales, by Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1895)

Spin me a number, Classics Club!

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

Yours truly,


Woman reading, by Leon Viorescu
Woman reading, by Leon Viorescu


The [blank] garden elsewhere:

Buy Me a Coffee at

12 thoughts on “The #1936Club & the Classics Spin #26

  1. Eclectic list! I haven’t heard of most of these, but I’m very interested in The Children’s Hour. I’m really trying to read more plays so I’d love to hear about that one. Good luck with your spin pick!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I am a fan of Christina Stead and have never heard of The Beauties and the Furies! I look forward to hearing what you have to say about it. Trust Virago to find a “rare” book.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A fun list for the spin–I know practically none of them so it will be interesting. I saw a production of The Children’s Hour a few years back–I quite enjoyed it.

    I read Novel on Yellow Paper for the 1936 Club this year–and just read your thoughts. It is all about the voice, and what a voice!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.