Thursday, March 3, 2016

Classics Club Spin #12: The List

Between children's books, graphic novels, and audios I might have more books underway at once than ever before. And yet, I keep feeling the urge to dive back into more classics too. Two of the children's books I'm in the midst of are actually from my Classics Club list, but others keep calling my name as well. The only problem is I just can't decide which one to commit to next. Lucky for me, another Classics Club Spin is about to begin! I don't have the best track record, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to give it another go.

So how exactly does the Spin work? Basically, I pick 20 books from my list, the folks who run the club choose a number, and I read the book on my list that corresponds with the chosen number by May 2nd. In other words, the decision is out of my hands! Given my indecisiveness lately, I think this is coming at the perfect time for me.

I recently revamped my list and made sure to only include books I'm genuinely interested in and excited about, so really, I can't go wrong no matter which number is chosen. So without further ado, here's my Spin List:

1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
2. The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
3. Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren
4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
5. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
6. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
7. Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
8. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
9. Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit
10. The Importance of Being Earnest and other plays, by Oscar Wilde
11. The Sign of Four, by Arthur Conan Doyle
12. Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi
13. Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne
14. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
15. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
16. Stuart Little, by E.B. White
17. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
18. Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
19. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle
20. The Enchanted Castle, by E. Nesbit

Check back on Monday to see what book I will be reading!


  1. Looks like fun!! I've read a few of the titles from your list: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels) and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne (I've read this novel multiple times and it's a favorite novel).

    1. I would love to read any of those three -- and I'm sure I eventually will, even if they are not chosen for the spin :)

  2. I have a few of those books on my list too! I revamped my list a while back, but I'm thinking of doing it again. There are some books that don't seem as interesting as they once did.

    1. That is exactly what happened to me! I still want to read some of the books that didn't make the cut, but I had to be more realistic about which ones I wanted to prioritize. Thanks for stopping by :)


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