My reading this year has been mostly “free range,” so I am a little hesitant to commit myself to reading any specific thing, but I’m also still willing to keep at my Classics Club list. Well, my rejiggered Classics Club list. Earlier in the year, I moved a few titles off the list and replaced them with backlog books—books I own but haven’t read. I’d like to kill as many birds with the fewest number of stones possible.
Anyway: Classics Club Spin is an occasional event put on by the Classics Club blog. I take my list and pick twenty books I haven’t read yet. On Sunday (March 20th), CC picks a number between 1 and 20. I read the corresponding book by April 20th.
So, here’s my list:
- Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
- The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
- The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham
- The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
- In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn
- The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by Catherine Louisa Pirkis
- King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard
- The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
- Curious, if True Strange Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
- Piazza Tales by Herman Melville
- Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare
- The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- The Monk by M. G. Lewis
- The Mummy! by Jane Webb Loudon
6 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #29”
I’ve read most of these authors, but only a few of these titles. Marlowe’s rendition of Faustian legend was very good, but A Tale of Two Cities is my all time #1 best novel. Cheers.
What a great list! I’m jumping in too, after missing the last two. Hopefully, I’ll finish this time. Good luck on yours!
Sorry I haven’t been stopping by. You changed the name of your blog, and I’ve been missing the emails for your blogs because for some reason, I didn’t know. SO out of the loop. lol
Hope you’re doing well. Will you be joining in on Spring into Horror next month?
No worries! I’ve only been half here lately myself. I’m thinking about Spring Horror, but I’ve been very flighty with my reading this year.
Hope you can join us, but no pressure. 🙂
A Tale of Two Cities, I’ve never read either. I have an audiobook version too. Maybe some day. 🙂