It’s time to spin again. The Classics Club announced the next spin today and I am eager to participate. I drew a great book with the last spin (Revolutionary Road, which I loved but never blogged about) so I am looking forward to seeing what I will be reading this time around. My list is very much the same as the last one with just one or three substitutions.

  1. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  3. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  4. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  5. South Riding by Winifred Holtby
  6. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  7. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  8. Emma by Jane Austen
  9. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
  10. Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
  11. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  12. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. The Home-maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  14. A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
  15. Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins
  16. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
  17. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
  18. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  19. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
  20. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Will you participate in the latest Spin? Any books you are secretly hoping to read?


  1. I won’t be spinning, but I’m looking forward to see which number comes up. You’ve got a great list again – I’ll be holding out for Nos. 8, 13, or 17. Is there one you’re hoping to get?

  2. Good luck with the spin Anbolyn. I am also planning to take part. My list will be up on Friday.

  3. I have nothing on my own list I fear, but there arre still some I’d like to come up more than others. You have some fabulous books on your list, and it I was picking you would have book 5, 6, 13 or 20.

    • I am secretly hoping that no. 6 is drawn because I am reading The Moonstone at the moment, love it, and would enjoy reading more Collins.

  4. Good luck! I hope you get another book you enjoy. There are some great books on your list – I particularly loved South Riding, The Woman in White and I Capture the Castle. I’ve decided not to join in this time but look forward to seeing what everyone will be reading.

    • I probably wouldn’t have joined in either, but then I remembered that I have two weeks of vacation in September and can read a bit more than I normally would 🙂

  5. I’m not sure if I’ll be spinning this time, since I’m already planning on reading The Age of Innocence in September. So many excellent books on your list – 2, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20 – you can’t lose!!

    • I don’t think I can! I chose books that I know I will enjoy. The Age of Innocence is so wonderful that I don’t blame you for not spinning.

  6. What number are you hoping for? I will definitely be spinning again, I got Rebecca last time, which ended up being absolutely amazing.

    • I’ll be posting about Rebecca tomorrow. It didn’t go down very well with my book club, but I think it is an amazing book on its own. I think any number I get would be fantastic, but one of the Victorians is what I am secretly wanting.

  7. I’ll be spinning for the first time. If I have to read Moby Dick I’ll just about die, I’ve been putting it off for years!

  8. I think whichever one of these comes up you’re on a winner – especially 4,6, 8 & 20. I’d really like to read 5 – should have put it on my list too.
    On my list I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Out of Africa by Karen Blixen – but any of them would be OK, even Gone with the Wind which is far too long really.

    • I should add Out of Africa to my Classics Club list! I’ve owned it for far two long without reading it. Gone With the Wind is really long, but it is a page turner.

  9. Looks like a good list. Can’t go wrong with a Nancy Mitford or Willa Cather!

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