Friday, 18 March 2022

My List for Classic Spin #29

This list is due by Sunday March 20th, 2022, when the spin will happen and then the book it lands on has to be read by Sunday, April 30th, 2022. That gives those of us participating six weeks to read the book.

As always, the spin is hosted here

Here is my list of 20 books:

  1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  2. The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  5. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  7. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  8. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  9. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  10. Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  11. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
  12. Roxana by Daniel Defoe
  13. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
  14. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
  15. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  16. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  17. The Dead Girls' Class Trip by Anna Seghers
  18. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
  19. Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  20. Alberta and Jacob by Cora Sandel

 This includes some short ones, some long ones, and some I've struggled with before.



  1. Great list - I feel confident you'll enjoy whichever one spins your way!

  2. Great Expectations is one of my favourite Dickens and I love Patrick Leigh Fermor, but I'm curious about Mrs. Palfrey because I haven't read that one, but liked the other Elizabeth Taylors I've read. I'm also curious about Ides of March.

    Happy Spinning!

  3. Great list, usually, I say, I've read # soandso. This time, I have to almost list the ones I haven't read (2, 10-13, 15, 17-20). My favourite among them, tough, either 7 or 8 but I also love love love 1 and 16. In any case, you're into a great read.

    This is my Classics Club Spin #29.

  4. Lots of great possibilities here--The Phantom Tollbooth is a delight!