Classics Club Spin #25

The Classics Club

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! It’s a long one too since it starts on the 22nd November 2020 and ends on the 30th of January 2021.

I’ve just picked 20 random books from my list.


  1. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh (1934)
  2. On the Soul by Aristotle (c.350 BC)
  3. The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox (1752)
  4. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (1651)
  5. Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1856)
  6. The Nature of Gods by Cicero (c.45 BC)
  7. The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu (c.1010)
  8. La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri (1295)
  9. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (1866)
  10. A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbald (1791)
  11. London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew (1851)
  12. Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue by Marquis de Sade (1791)
  13. The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield (1922)
  14. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1862)
  15. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
  16. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1781)
  17. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong (c.1300s)
  18. Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare (c.1607) 
  19. Indiana by George Sand (1832)
  20. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier (1941)

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28 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #25

  1. I’ve read #1, #13, #15 of your list and we don’t share any this round – in fact, I don’t know many of your list and I probably should take a good look around here… I love to look at everyone’s lists. Best of luck that you spin a fun read!

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  2. I love, love, love Wives & Daughters (and Gaskell’s North and South if you haven’t read it yet). It’s one of my all-time favorites and there’s a wonderful TV adaptation, it’s very faithful to the book and has so many great British actors including Michael Gambon. I highly recommend it.

    And of course you can’t go wrong with Pride & Prejudice!

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    1. I’ve read a few Gaskell books before! North and South is one of my favourites but I haven’t seen the adaptation 🙂 I’d be very happy to get Wives and Daughters in the spin.


      1. Actually, it’s four: Wives and Daughters, The House of the Dead, Pride and Prejudice, and Frenchman’s Creek, but I might have read Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea a long time ago.

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    1. I’m not, I’m actually really looking forward to reading Aristotle. I had to read Poetics for a university course once and I found it really interesting so I wanted to read more of his work.

      I hope you get a book you want 🙂


    1. I did the same with some of my longer books too! I tried to stick to the shorter books for this list. But I left Wives and Daughters on because I’d like to read it before the end of the year 🙂


    1. History in English Words sounds like an interesting book! I like learning about the development of language so I’ll have to look into it a bit more 🙂


  3. Ooo Amy, I loved Pride and Prejudice and Frenchmen’s Creek, although not my favourites from these two fabulous female authors, I do hope you get either one of these. I also have Wives and Daughters on my list this time around, but at a different number, so sadly won’t be getting the same result. Good luck! 🤞😃

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  4. Very good list 🙂 It just reminded me that I’ve read the Marquis de Sade years ago… and remember little about it ! Maybe it’s time for a re-read.

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