The Classics Club Spin #5

classicsclubThe Classics Club has announced another Classics Spin. I have to list 20 books from my Classics list; on February 10, the Classics Club will announce a number; and then I have until April 2 to read the book that was listed with that number on the list below. I am supposed to list five books that I want to read, five books that I dread, five books that I feel neutral about, and five free choices. But I am in such an odd reading mood at the moment that I don’t really dread anything on my list, and I don’t really want to read any book more than another one. So I decided to pick every fifth book on my original list and randomly add another ten. So here’s my list for the Spin:

  1. The Adventures of Augie March
  2. The Master and Margarita
  3. James and the Giant Peach
  4. A Room With a View
  5. Three Men in a Boat
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird
  7. Death of a Salesman
  8. Midnight’s Children
  9. Dracula
  10. The Age of Innocence
  11. Eva Luna
  12. Fahrenheit 451
  13. On the Road
  14. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  15. Wise Blood
  16. The Things They Carried
  17. The Reader
  18. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  19. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  20. Siddharta

The only book on this list that I really dread is Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.



  1. I agree – Dracula is fantastic. I read it a few years ago after a lifetime of avoiding it and really enjoyed it. Fahrenheit 451 is a great book too.

    I have Midnight’s Children and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on my list too. I’d be pretty happy if I got the latter but I’m not sure about the former. I originally put it in my neutral list but I’m less keen on it the more I think about it 😐 At least if I do get that, it’ll get it out of the way!

  2. Dracula is absolutely fantastic! it takes awhile to get used to the switching viewpoints… and everyone says it’s scary. i really don’t understand that. other than that, the only one i’ve read is the lion the witch and the wardrobe, and anyone who doesn’t like that wonderful book might just be crazy.

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