Monday, November 23, 2020

Classics Club Spin Number One, Part Two!

 So I finally made the commitment to Classics Club, then pretty much forgot about it.  I have read, um, two of the books on my list. And actually, looking at the dates of those two books and the date of my post about my first Classics Club Spin, I surmise that I didn't actually complete it that time. But this time I really mean it! 

(My dad used to quote a probably apocryphal Elizabeth Taylor saying "This time I'm really in love!" on the occasion of her fourth marriage, whenever someone insisted on something that seemed unlikely.)

At any rate, I missed posting in time, so I'm already off to a shaky start, but here was my list:

  1. Birchbark House
  2. The Moonstone
  3. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  4. The Liar’s Club
  5. We Should All be Feminists
  6. The Satanic Verses
  7. Black Like Me
  8. Song of Solomon
  9. David Copperfield
  10. The Alchemist
  11. Invisible Man
  12. Remains of the Day
  13. West with the Night
  14. The Martian Chronicles
  15. Howard’s End
  16. Eight Cousins
  17. The Handmaid’s Tale
  18. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  19. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
  20. Dr. Zhivago
And the number chosen, it seems, is 14. So I am going to read Ray Bradbury's linked short stories, The Martian Chronicles, which I read and loved in middle school, with this very 80s cover:

Mmm, I can just smell those cheap yellowed paperback pages.  

Honestly? I'm kind of relieved the spin landed on this one. It will be easy to find, easy to get into, and easy to finish. I'll post a review when I'm done! 


  1. Heh heh, glad you got an easy one this time! I'd like to reread the Martian Chronicles too. Will look forward to your review.

  2. Good luck with your list! I’ve thought about joining the Classics Club, but I know I’d read a few books and then promptly forget about it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. I am not a big classics reader, but I did read a few of these (in school). Invisible Man was really good. My HS American Lit class' theme was prejudice. We read that, The Assistant, The Scarlet Letter, Native Son, and a bunch of others. I more or less enjoyed all the books. Good luck!


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