The Classics Spin #3

In May this year I joined the Classics Club and so far I “think” I might be on track, even though I feel like I’m slacking in the classics reading department.Β  I chose to read 50 books in 5 years time, which roughly means I need to read one classic a month. I’ve done three reviews so far, two of which I have submitted (You can find links to my reviews on my Classics Club Page). The third review, as you all know, is the one I couldn’t finish πŸ˜‰
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I’ve decided to participate in the spin for the first time!! I hope I get to read a book I really want. Here is my list below:

  1. Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
  2. BrontΓ«, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
  3. Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Master and Margarita
  4. Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden
  5. Capote Truman – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  6. Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations
  7. Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel
  8. Du Maurier, Daphne – Rebecca
  9. Du Maurier, Daphne – Rule Britannia
  10. Eco, Umberto – The Name of the Rose
  11. Frank, Anne – The Diary of Anne Frank
  12. Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird
  13. Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita
  14. Plath, Sylvia – The Bell Jar
  15. Wharton, Edith – Greater Inclination
  16. Wharton, Edith – Summer
  17. Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence
  18. Wharton, Edith – The House of Mirth
  19. Wharton, Edith – Xingu
  20. Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray

I hope I get to read either one of the Du Maurier’s, Umberto Eco, Bulgakov or Nabokov.Β  *crossing fingers*

AreΒ  you joining the classics club spin?

  • I am also taking part in the spin πŸ™‚ Good luck with your list I hope you get a book you really want.

    • Thanks. I hope you get to read something you want as well. Let’s cross fingers πŸ˜€

  • I have been thinking about joining the classics club lately. I wonder why I didn’t before? Anyway, it’d mean having to compose a list and I am very good at composing those but I’m afraid they are never quite realistic. I’d love to participate in the classics spin though, it seems fun πŸ™‚

    • I think you should, Iris. By browsing your blog I have noticed that you do like classics and modern classics, which means you could’ve finished quite a bit of classics club picks πŸ™‚

      I did the same, I love classics and modern classics and I’ve read a few before I joined. Time to join, maybe?

  • Exciting list! I hope you get something good.

  • No, I love the idea of classics spin, but when I am so heavily dependent on my not-so-great library for reading classics I can never be sure if the book I get will be available or not, and I am not big on e-readers for the classics.

    All the best with your spin though, hope you get the book you are in the mood for πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Nish. I’ve been reading so many ebooks, but I still prefer printed copies/paperbacks.

  • I thought you’ve read Secret Garden already? But it’s a pretty good list – I’ve only read 2 of those… To Kill a Mockingbird (which I hated) and Diary of Anne Frank (which I thought was pretty good). Great Expectations is definitely on my wishlist too.

    • No, not yet. I watched the movie on tv. I might have mentioned it to you then πŸ˜‰

      I’m looking forward to reading To Kill a Mockingbird and Anne Frank, hence I put it on my list. I think I know why you want to read Great Expectations πŸ˜‰ Zafon?

  • I finished Rebecca last night and LOVED it. You have some great books on your list. I can’t wait to see which number we get!

    • I’m so glad you liked it! I put Rebecca on my list as a reread and I’m strangely excited to read it again. It’s one of my favourite books. I hope I get it! Good luck with your choice too!

  • Good luck with the spin, Melinda. P & P and Jane Eyre were on my list for the last spin πŸ™‚

  • jan

    The Classics Club sounds like fun. As someone who majored in Jane Austen (or that’s how it felt), I would add her last novel, Persuasion, just as a counter balance. Otherwise, great list. Good luck on your quest!

    • You might want to join?
      Thanks for the suggestion, Jan. I don’t have the novel on my original classics list, but maybe I can read it anyway.

  • Isi

    I’m thinking of changing my list so that we have some of the books we have in common in the same number, and if one of them is choosen, we can read it together, what do you think? (Umberto Eco, Edith Warthon, Wilde, Jane Eyre,etc.)

    • That’s a great idea, Isi! I just sorted it alphabetically. I hope we get the same book and I also hope our joint reading will be better than last πŸ™‚

      • Isi

        OK, done!
        By the way, have’t you read Rebecca?

        • Yes. I put Rebecca on my classics list as a reread πŸ™‚

          • Isi

            Ahh ok, I thought you were cheating πŸ˜›

          • Noooooooo

  • Cat

    Great list! I loved The House of Mirth & Rebecca is an old favourite. Hope the spin gives you a book you’ll love.

    • Thanks, Cat! Rebecca will be a reread – absolutely loved the book!

  • I hope it’s number 14 because I LOVED The Bell Jar (and it was on my classics list).

    • Would it surprise you if I tell you I included it in my original list because you loved it and gave it a glowing review?

      Also, 10 things I hate about you was one of my favourite movies as a teen and I loved Julia Stiles in that movie.

      • Me, too. I can quote pretty much the whole movie.

        • I know Kat’s rhyme or whatever it was. I fact, every girl in high school did!

  • Karen K.

    Rebecca is just wonderful, one of my favorite books of all time. My Cousin Rachel was okay but I don’t know anything about Rule Britannia. I read another du Maurier this summer, The Scapegoat, and I really liked it. You have some great books on your list — I also loved To Kill a Mockingbird. I hadn’t read it since high school and then I reread it again for a book club and it was even better reading it as an adult.

    • Thanks for the recommendation I will check out The Scapegoat

  • What an inspiring idea…you’ve made me think about reading some classics πŸ™‚

  • I’ve seen Rebecca on a lot of people’s lists- definitely makes me want to read it! Just curious why so many Wharton titles? I’ve never read anything by her and I’m curious now that you have selected so many.

    • Rebecca is such a gorgeous read! I highly recommend it.

      I have a few Wharton’s on my original Classics Club list, I had to pick 20 and I just included them all in the list. I did enjoy 2 of the 3 Wharton novels I have read so far, so I’d like to read some of her others. Alot of her work is novellas, so it will be quick reads to explore her work!

  • I have read 5 of the classics on your list already. I have The picture of Dorian Gray and The Secret Garden that I must still read

    • You must share your thoughts on it!! πŸ™‚
      I must read The Secret Garden for this spin, the spin number is 4 so I must have a review out before Oct….

  • Great list! Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird are definitely top on my list. I don’t think I saw Tess of the D’Urbervilles on your list? That’s another good one. Good luck!:)

    • Thanks, Rowena. I will read those two in the next 5 years sometimes πŸ˜‰

      Tess of the D’Urbervilles is on my original list, this was a list of 20 for the spin. Thanks for the good luck wishes, I got number 4 πŸ™‚

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