Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Let's Spin the Wheel to See What to Read Next: The Classics Club Spin

"Read the best books first, 
or you may not have a chance to read them at all."

The Classics Club has issued the announcement of the 33rd Classics Club Spin.

What is the spin?

It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 19th March, 2023, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List.

You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the spin period.

Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you have been putting off, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favourite author, re-reads, ancients, non-fiction, books in translation — whatever you choose.)

On Sunday 19th, March, The Classics Club will post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by the 30th April, 2023

We’ll check in here on Sunday the 30th April, 2023. to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

I've missed the last few spins; I only had a few titles on my list, and I was already reading them. But now I'm at the start of a new Classics Club list, so I picked the twenty books I most wanted to read and made my choices for the spin.

So here is my list.


1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

2. Bevis: The Story of a Boy by Richard Jefferies

3. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen 

4. Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease

5. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

6. Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

7. The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen

8. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

9. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin

10. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor 

11. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

12. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

13. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens

14. Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome

15. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse 

16. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

17. The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber 

18. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

19. Village School by Miss Read

20. Zen and Zen Classics by R. H. Blyth

Update: And where did the wheel stop?

Lucky number 18! Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck it is!

 Have you read any of these? 

Are you doing the Classics Club Spin? 

Which book would you like to read?

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