It’s time for another Classics Club spin.
I am currently away from my computer. This is a hastily composed post on my phone, drenched in the beautiful warmth and sunshine of Far North Queensland. If you try, you may be able to smell the heady scent of tropical blooms & the earthy aroma of the rainforest mixed with the briny flavour of sea and sand. Strain a little harder and you might hear the lap of waves against the shore, and the sound of the breeze moving through the treetops. This land, where the forest meets the sea, is truly a magical paradise.
But I digress.
What is a CC Spin?
Simply, on Sunday the 18th September, a random number between 1-20 will be drawn. Match the number to the book on your list, then read said book before the 30th October. Full details on how to play are here.
My CC Spin #31:
- Frenchman’s Creek | Daphne Du Maurier
- Passing | Nella Larsen
- Agnes Grey | Anne Brontë
- Death of Ivan Ilyvich | Leo Tolstoy
- The Feast | Margaret Kennedy
- Night and Day | Virginia Woolf
- The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
- The White Guard | Mikhail Bulgakov
- Moll Flanders | Daniel Defoe
- Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
- The Key | Junichiro Tanizaki
- Hiroshima | John Hersey
- The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
- Voss | Patrick White
- 1788 | Watkin Tench
- Tender is the Night | F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
- Basil | Wilkie Collins
- Alexander’s Bridge | Willa Cather
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider | Katherine Porter
My Previous 30 Spin Results:
One book was a DNF as I lost it during a move.
Three were barely so-so reads and another couple were curiosities that didn’t really appeal to me but I could see their merits. The rest were delights. From the surprise packages to the known favourites.
I can’t wait to see what spin #31 brings me.
Click on each book cover to take you to my book response post.
- This post was written on the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalangi people (traditional owners of the Port Douglas Daintree region). This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are this land’s first storytellers.