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Classics Club Spin #29

Classics Club picture featuring a black and white illustration of a young woman reading by candlelight and worriedly looking into the shadows.

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:

  1. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
  3. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  4. The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham
  5. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  6. In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn
  7. The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by Catherine Louisa Pirkis
  8. King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard
  9. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
  10. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  11. Curious, if True Strange Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell
  12. Piazza Tales by Herman Melville
  13. Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  15. Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  16. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  17. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  18. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  19. The Monk by M. G. Lewis
  20. The Mummy! by Jane Webb Loudon


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

6 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #29

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

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