Well, here we are again!
However this one didn't catch me by surprise.
In my new role as one of the four moderators for The Classics Club, I was on the inside!
I'm hoping I will have time before Wednesday to visit other #CCspins to do my usual match ups, but for now here is my #18 spin list.
This is the first time I will be featuring books from my CC Master List #2 after finishing List #1 in April.
1.The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
2. The Dyehouse by Mena Calthorpe
3. Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius (shared with NancyElin)
4. Watership Down by Richard Adams (shared with Joseph @The Once Lost Wanderer)
5. Letters on Life by Rainer Maria Rilke
6. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
7. Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
8. Indiana by George Sand
9. The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch
10. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
11. A Mere Chance by Ada Cambridge
12. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
13. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
14. The Secret People by John Wyndham
15. The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
16. Marling Hall by Angela Thirkell (shared author with the[blank]garden)
17. The Annotated Persuasion by Jane Austen & David M Shapard (shared with Austinfey@Books, Books, Books)
18. Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson
19. Petersberg by Andrei Bely
20. Basil by Wilkie Collins
Join in the fun by visiting the other players and commenting on their lists.
It's a great way to meet like-minded bloggers and explode your TBR classics wishlist!
My previous spins have been mostly successful and/or enjoyable.
They look a little something like this:
CC Spin #3 (2013 #4) My Cousin Rachel - hope to watch the movie soon.
CC Spin #4 (2014 #10) The Brothers Karamazov - I floundered about halfway through this chunkster, then I lost the book when we moved two years ago...serendipity, I say!
CC Spin #5 (2014 #20) The Odyssey with Plethora of Books - This one was a bit of a cheat as I had started it for another readalong, but struggled to finish. I added it to my cc list to motivate me to finish it. When no. 20 spun up it seemed like the gods had decreed it so!
CC Spin #7 (2014 #17) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson with Karen @Booker Talk - my first classic non-fiction spin.
CC Spin #8 (2015 #13) Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh - my one and only dud Spin read so far.
CC Spin #9 (2015 #2) The Great World by David Malouf - my first Australian classic spin.
CC Spin #10 (2015 #5) A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark.
CC Spin #11 (2016 #19) So Big by Edna Ferber with Christy - we both experienced the joy of rediscovering a forgotten award winning classic.
CC Spin #12 (2016 #8) Dubliners by James Joyce - too depressing and hopeless for my state of mind at the time.
CC Spin #13 (2016 #15) The Catherine Wheel by Catherine Harrower - my second Aussie #ccspin classic. Disturbing but riveting reading.
CC Spin #14 (2016 #1) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnet - it's weird how books remind you not only of the time or place within the book but also the time and place where you read them. This spin book was read one weekend whilst visiting my father-in-law. Seeing this cover on my list today made me tear up straight away and took me back to the lovely weekend we all enjoyed together before he died last year.
CC Spin #15 (2017 #12) Out of Africa by Karen Blixen - a disappointment in the end. The movie was better.
CC Spin #16 (2017 #4) The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E M Delafield - a book that grew better with time & reflection.