Sunday, April 11, 2021

Classics Spin #26


Time for another Classics Spin, #26! I'm getting close to the end of my second Classics Club list. A week from today, April 18, the Spin will assign me a random number which will determine the next read from my list. 

I only have 17 books left, and I also eliminated a few that I know I won't read right now. Therefore I have doubled up most of them to make it an even 20. To make it a little more interesting, I've put them in reverse order alphabetically by author. Here's my list:

  1. La Debacle by Emile Zola
  2. La Debacle 
  3. Jenny Wren by E. H. Young 
  4. Jenny Wren 
  5. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope 
  6. A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym 
  7. A Few Green Leaves 
  8. The World My Wilderness by Rose Macauley 
  9. The World My Wilderness 
  10. The Little Ottleys by Ada Leverson 
  11. The Little Ottleys 
  12. Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann
  13. Invitation to the Waltz
  14. A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse
  15. A Pin to See the Peepshow
  16. Mandoa, Mandoa! by Winifred Holtby
  17. Westwood by Stella Gibbons 
  18. My American by Stella Gibbons
  19. The Caravaners by Elizabeth von Arnim 
  20. The Caravaners 
I'm really hoping for Jenny Wren or The Caravaners. I will also probably read La Debacle for Fanda's Zoladdiction

Bloggers, have you read any of these? What's on your list? I'm looking forward to my next Spin selection! 

16 comments:

  1. Wow, you know, it's amazing. The only book on this list I've heard of -- I haven't read it -- is The Caravaners. Isn't it wonderful and daunting to know that we can never get to the end of all the great literature out there?

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    1. I have found SO MANY great books and authors through other bloggers -- when I started blogging, I hadn't heard of any of these authors except von Arnim! Of course the downside is my TBR list will never end. . . and to be honest, many of these are mid-century women authors that might not be considered classics because they're mostly out of print.

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  2. I haven't read any of these but Invitation to the Waltz and The World My Wilderness are on TBR because I liked other things by them. So I hope you get one of those!

    I need to make up my list...

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    1. Also they're nice and short! Seriously, though, they've been on the TBR list forever.

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  3. Cheering for a spin number of 6 - we have the SAME TITLE at that spot! how amazing is THAT.

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    1. I saw your blog post just now and made the same comment! Definitely hoping for #6!

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  4. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but I've read and enjoyed other books by most of those authors. I hope you love whichever one you get!

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    1. Thanks! My last spin was a complete FAIL but I'm more optimistic this time!

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  5. I read A Few Green Leaves (love Pym!). Looks like some good options. Need to get my spin list assembled.

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    1. I love Barbara Pym and this is the last one of hers I have unread.

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  6. As usual, you have a great list there, Karen.
    The only one I've read is The Debacle, so I hope you'd get that!
    I also have an Elizabeth von Arnim on my list - Elizabeth and Her German Garden. Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Elizabeth and Her German Garden is lovely! Now I need to see the rest of your list.

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  7. Ooooo Eliz von Armin and one I don't know! I wish you that this spin :-)

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    1. It's supposed to be very funny and I've been meaning to read it FOREVER.

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  8. Wow, interesting list, I haven't read any of those books.

    I love your idea of doubling up, I'm down to 21 on my five year plan and have been wondering what I'd do for the next spin. Now I know. Thaaaaaaaaaanks.

    I see you have taken the Jane Austen quiz. I took that ages ago. I'm Eleanor Dashwood which isn't too bad a liking for me but I always feel more like Anne Elliot. Maybe I need to take it again. ;)

    Thank you for visiting my list earlier.

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  9. I'm hoping I get an Elizabeth von Arnim book with my spin, Elizabeth and Her German Garden. I hope I like it as much as I did Enchanted April.

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