It’s Time for Another Spin

Update: The Spin number is 5, so I’ll be reading Three Men in a Boat.

Are you ready for another Classics Club Spin? I am. I’ve been doing pretty well with reading the classics so far this year. I’ve filled 9 of the 12 categories of my Back to the Classics challenge, and I’ve read 4 of the 8 classics that are on my TBR Pile challenge. I really want to finish both challenges this year, so I’m using the Spin to pick one of the 7 books I’ve left to read for them. (You’ll notice some repetition.) So here’s my list, and on Monday, I’ll find out which book to read by October 23.

  1. Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor (TBR Pile)
  2. The Jews’ Beech Tree, Annette von Droste-Huelshoff (TBR Pile)
  3. Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (TBR Pile)
  4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carré (TBR Pile)
  5. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome (humorous classic for Back to the Classics)
  6. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster (children’s book for Back to the Classics)
  7. Iphigenia at Aulis, Euripides (classic play for Back to the Classics)
  8. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
  9. The Jews’ Beech Tree, Annette von Droste-Huelshoff
  10. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carré
  11. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
  12. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
  13. Iphigenia at Aulis, Euripides
  14. Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
  15. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
  16. Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  17. Iphigenia at Aulis, Euripides
  18. Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor
  19. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
  20. Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

I’m hoping for The Phantom Tollbooth and dreading Iphigenia a little bit, since I’ve never written about a play before.

Are you participating in the Spin?

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37 comments

  1. Prediction and my preference: Wise Blood, Flannery O’ Connor
    She was a writer who dared to argue with God.
    Her writing is the equivalent to literary fireworks!

  2. Hehe! I’d say Three Men in a Boat should be in with a good chance! I hope it wins, since I’m biased – I think it’s the funniest book ever written. One I turn to again and again whenever I need cheering up!

  3. I will be taking part in the spin, though my post isn’t ready yet. The only books on your list that I’ve read are Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Three Men in a Boat, but I loved them both. Good luck with the spin – and with finishing your other challenges!

  4. I like your multipurpose Spin 🙂

    I remember reading Iphigenia at Aulis more years ago than I want to mention, while in University. I remember liking it, but I couldn’t tell you what it was about. I’ve read a lot of plays, definitely different than a novel because it’s almost entirely dialogue, but it’s still a story.

  5. OK I guess I can live with that!!! I need to learn to be more flexible as well.

    I sound far too much like Hermione from the Harry Potter books.

    I have been reading far too much HP fan fic and not enough classics!!

  6. I love The Phantom Tollbooth, it’s one of my childhood favorites. But Three Men in a Boat is hilarious, so that would a great choice also. I’m so glad you’re still working on the Back to the Classics Challenge — I have two books I still haven’t reviewed and only my play left! Good luck on your spin pick!

    • I’m looking forward to reading The Phantom Tollbooth. Even if it doesn’t come up as the spin number, I’m planning to read it to the kids when we are on vacation. I’m determined to finish my Back to the Classics challenge, now that I have finished the very long classic (Gone With the Wind).

  7. Those are all books that I want to read as well. But I chose Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy for my list. I hope you’ll get The Phantom Tollbooth! Ifigenia is great, we had to study a part of it in school (I’m from Greece), I’m not sure how it would be in translation though.

  8. I am definitely ready for another Classics Club spin! I have been hoping there would be one soon. Good luck! I hope you get The Phantom Tollbooth 🙂 Just got to pop back to my site now and finishing my list.

  9. Why do you have some of these titles repeated?

    I dont think that is how the list works, You are supposed to have 20 DIFFERENT books listed.

    I can see Tess, Iphigenia, 3 Men and Jews repeated at least once, if not more.

    • You are right, the spin rules ask for 20 different books. But I really want to read all of these 7 books before the end of the year, so I took the liberty to bend the rules a bit and repeat the titles.

    • Oh, my response above is for TJ. I’m going to report her, is what I meant. Although I’m not. I think it actually says right on the spin page to break the rules at leisure. 🙂 By the way. I feel awkward. I will walk away with dignity now. 😆

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