Classics Club Spin #28

Look at me posting twice in a week like some kind of blogger . . .

It’s Classics Club Spin time! Classic Club is a group of readers and bloggers who have pledged to read 50 classic books in five years.

More information on Classics Club.
My Classics Club list. Deadline: 12/14/2024

For a Classics Club Spin, I pick 20 books from my list and the organizers of the Classic Club pick a number between one and twenty. And then I read the appropriate book by a deadline, in this case Dec. 12th.

Below is my list:

  1. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. The Yellow Claw by Sax Rohmer
  3. The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham
  4. The House of the Vampire by George Sylvester Viereck
  5. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison
  6. The Wind in the Rose-Bush by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
  7. The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker
  8. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
  9. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  10. The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by Catherine Louisa Pirkis
  11. Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson
  12. King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard
  13. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
  14. Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime, and other stories by Oscar Wilde
  15. The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill
  16. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  17. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  18. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green
  19. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  20. East Lynne by Ellen Wood

7 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #28

  1. Tim Prasil

    Oddly enough, I read The Dorrington Deed-Box about a week ago.
    Uhm.
    Let’s just say that I hope you settle on something better. It’s as if Morrison didn’t quite know how to sustain a criminal character through all the stories. In one, he’s just a detective. In another, he’s a minor character.
    But maybe you’ll think differently.

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    1. Katherine Nabity Post author

      Hrm. Well, it’s a 1 in 20 chance . . . I think I pulling for Treasure Island. I’ll be ready for a change of pace post-spooky season. (Which means my spooky media consumption goes to 50% instead of 90%.)

      Reply
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