The Classics Club: Classics Spin #12

It’s time for another round of The Classics Club Spin!  Here are the rules:The Classics Club

  • Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
  • Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday, March 7.
  • Monday morning, the Classics Club team will announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
  • The challenge is to read that book by May 2, 2016.

I haven’t filled all potential slots in my April reading roster yet, so it’s a great time to slip in a classic!  As the Women’s Literature Event is going strong in Classics Club land, I’m only including books by female authors this time around.  Here’s my spin list, randomized at

  1. Ideala: A Study from Life – Sarah Grand
  2. The Fur Person – May Sarton
  3. Pale Horse, Pale Rider – Katherine Anne Porter
  4. The Locusts Have No King – Dawn Powell
  5. Young Man with a Horn – Dorothy Baker
  6. Joanna Godden – Sheila Kaye-Smith
  7. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar
  8. Wired Love – Ella Cheever Thayer
  9. American Indian Stories – Zitkala-Ša
  10. The Wall – Marlen Haushofer
  11. Precious Bane – Mary Webb
  12. Nada – Carmen Laforet
  13. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes
  14. The Sundial – Shirley Jackson
  15. The Country of the Pointed Firs – Sarah Orne Jewett
  16. Under the Sea Wind – Rachel Carson
  17. Stangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
  18. The Artificial Silk Girl – Irmgard Keun
  19. The Morgesons – Elizabeth Stoddard
  20. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons




5 thoughts on “The Classics Club: Classics Spin #12

    • I am most hoping for The Wall or The Sundial – the first because I loved the film adaptation and the second because I adore Shirley Jackson. I’d be quite pleased to read Under the Sea Wind or Memoirs of Hadrian, as well.

      Happy spinning!

    • I went to your blog, Cleo, to check out your spin list, but when I tried to comment, I became stuck in an endless preview loop, never actually posting my comment. (This has happened before when I’ve tried to comment at a Blogspot blog.) You list is impressive – and a bit intimidating!


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