Thursday, September 29, 2016

Books I have chosen for the latest Spin...

Ah, it is time to have another Classics Spin!   The rules are that I need to pick 20 books from my Classics Club list that I still need to read. I have a few books on my list that I had previously started reading but than never finished as of yet, so I will list those first with an asterisk, then any others I want to read.

1. Heart of Darkness and Selected Stories by Joseph Conrad*
2. Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau*
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain*
4. Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens*
5. Poor Folk and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky*
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
7. The Death of Ivan Ilych and other stories by Leo Tolstoy*
8. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy*
9. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen*
10. Germinal by Emile Zola*
11.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott*
12. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
13. The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman, Jr.
14. The Letters of the Rozmberk Sisters
15. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
16. The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
17. Larkrise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
18. The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln
19. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
20. The Kilvert's Diary


  1. So many great books on your list -- I loved Jane Eyre, Germinal, and Sense and Sensibility in particular, and Little Dorrit is really good too. Lark Rise is on my list as well. Good luck on Monday with your Spin Pick!

  2. Great list! I think I'd pick Larkrise to Candleford - I haven't read it, but I loved the BBC adaptation. Hope you get one you enjoy!

  3. Your list is great! I've read and liked both Jane Eyre and War and Peace, and there's a couple of titles here that I think will make my next Classics Club list.

    We actually have two books in common on our spin lists - Heart of Darkness and Huckleberry Finn, I'm sneakily putting those at the same numbers as yours, so if it spins up, we will both be reading the same book. As long as that's cool with you, of course. :) happy spinning.

  4. I just read The Death of Ivan Ilyich and it was absolutely excellent so that would be a good choice. Short too. Good luck with your spin!

  5. of my top 5 books ever!
    Little Dorrit is a long book but still a classic Dickens. I would be curious to read the Oregon Trail, never heard of this book.
    Good luck and hope you get the book you want on Monday!

  6. I can understand starting but not finishing War & Peace but Little Women :-D ?

    I bet there's a story behind each DNF.

    Good luck on Monday, I wish you Jane Eyre this time.