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Monday, November 13, 2017

Classics Club Spin is back! Sign up by Friday, Nov. 17th to join in.

It is Classics Club Spin #16. Time to read another classic book!

For details on how to join in a #CCSpin, click on the link here.
The main thing you need to know though, is to compile your list of 20 books by this Friday, November 17th.

On that day a number will be randomly selected.
That's the book you read.

You have until the 31st of December to finish your book and review it (or just read it and enjoy it!)

Join in the fun by visiting the other players and commenting on their lists.

Here is my list. Feel free to read along with me or create your own list.  This time I am selecting books I own, books I have had on my shelves for years (some since junior high school), and I am excited to have a good excuse to finally read one of these classics:

  1. Dracula
  2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  3. Silas Marner
  4. My Brilliant Career
  5. Jane Eyre
  6. Anne of Avonlee
  7. Anna Karenina
  8. David Copperfeld
  9. Go Tell It On the Mountain
  10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  11. Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs
  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  13.  Classic American Short Stories
  14.  The Autobiography of an X-Colored Man
  15.  Suite Francais
  16.  Murder on the Orient Express
  17.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  18.  Robinson Crusoe
  19.  The Jungle Book
  20.  Grapes of Wrath 


  1. I want you to get 5 or 8! If you do, I'll be reading Huck Finn or Moll Flanders. :) Good luck!

  2. One Flew over the cuckoo bird? Are you sure that's the title? I've read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I've read 8 or so of your list.

  3. great list! My favorite here is #17. I just finished reading all of Sherlock Holmes. My list is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2017/11/08/the-classics-club-the-classics-spin-16/

  4. Nice list. I've read 11 of them, I also have Anna Karenina on my list.

  5. Awww, many favorites and some I too want to read. I wish you My Brilliant Career followed by Dracula. (I loved all Sherlock too!)

  6. I am going to skip this challenge since I am not really a classics fan, but I like the idea of making a list and having the spinner pick which one I read!


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