Thursday, February 06, 2014

Another Spin Around The Classics

I don't know what it is about the Classics Club Spin that attracts me.  I think I like the encouragement it gives to keep up with my classic reading.  To be honest, though, I didn't read my last spin book.  I just wasn't feeling the book at the time and I didn't want to force myself to read it, because I knew then I wouldn't enjoy it.  I've decided to seperate my list again the way I did last time, with an additional category at the bottom.  I guess I really like doing things my own way. I'm also hoping I'll actually read the selection on this spin's list. We'll find out what book on February 10th and hopefully I'll have it read by April 2nd!

1. Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
2. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
3. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë

Short Stories / Novellas
5. Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlett, by Arthur Conan Doyle
6. The Big and The Little, by Isaac Asimov
7. Dracula's Guest, by Bram Stoker
8. The Man Who Loved Islands, by D.H. Lawrence

Poetry / Theatre
9. Lady Lazarus, by Sylvia Plath
10. Queen Mab, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
11. Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmund Rostand
12. Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

Children’s / Young Adult / Juvenilia
13. Tales of Angria, by Charlotte Brontë
14. Grimm's Fairy Stories, by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm
15. The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
16. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter

17. Middlemarch, by George Eliot
18. The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence
19. Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
20. Lives of Girls and Women, by Alice Munro


  1. You have a very eclectic list! Grimm's Fairy Tales sounds very appealing and I've recently read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall which was very good. You've introduced me to a Brontë book that I've never heard of: Tales of Angria. I must go look it up!

    I haven't read my last spin book yet either, but I do have it scheduled for the end of this month, so I know that I'll get to it. I hope you have a great Spin!

    1. I don't know when I'll read the my last spin book. Eventually.

      I'd be excited to get Tales of Angria and WildFell Hall.

  2. I read Death of a Salesman way back in Uni; quite fascinating. No spoilers so wishing you good luck!

    1. I'd be happy to get Death of a Salesman. I've had it forever, but just haven't read it.

  3. I like how you've structured this list. Middlemarch is on my list, too. Good luck Monday!

  4. Very interesting how you added poetry, perhaps I should revise my list now. Animal Farm is my favorite on your list so hopefully you get that one. Happy reading and good luck!