The Classics Club Spin: And the Winner Is…


The Classics Club Spin number is 5!  Below is my list of the twenty books I chose from my Classics Club List for this Spin.  I apparently tempted fate a little too much by mentioning I had deliberately put off reading The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. However, when I opened the digital copy I have I realized two things: It’s incomplete, and it’s an unreadable combination of scanned original pages and digitized text.

I couldn’t think of any other way of fairly picking another book from the list, so I asked the Boyfriend to choose a number between 1 and 20.  He said 19, which means I’m reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.  I’ve got until October 23rd to finish it, which shouldn’t be a problem.

I will be doing a read-along, but it won’t start until Monday, September 7th.  If you would like to join me, leave a comment.  I’ll make an official post with a link up next week.

  1. Albee, Edward: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  2. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  3. Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
  4. Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  5. Boccaccio, Giovanni: The Decameron
  6. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  7. Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
  8. Carroll, Lewis: Alice in Wonderland
  9. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  10. Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine
  11. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
  12. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  13. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  14. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans
  15. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage
  16. Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  17. de Saint-Exupery, Antoine: The Little Prince
  18. Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders
  19. Tan, Amy: The Joy Luck Club
  20. Swift, Jonathon: Gulliver’s Travels

0 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin: And the Winner Is…

    1. I don’t remember where I got The Decameron, but I’m sure it was a site similar to the Gutenberg Project. I know I didn’t pay for it, so at least I didn’t waste any money.

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