Time for the Classics Club Spin #27!

 Yay!  It's time for another Spin!  The number will be announced on Sunday, and after that we'll have until the 22nd of August to read the book.  I chose 20 books that are not on my 20 Books of Summer list, and what with that and the other extra books I've been reading, it's anybody's guess as to whether I'll manage to actually read the 20 summer books, but I think I'm doing OK.  It's not like it matters anyway!

Here are my selections:

  1. Conjure Tales, by Charles Chesnutt
  2. Old Norse Women's Poetry  
  3. The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis 
  4. First Love and Other Stories, by Turgenev
  5. The Eternal Husband and other stories by Dostoyevsky
  6. The Popul Vuh
  7. The Witch of Edmonton, a play by Rowley, Dekker, and Ford
  8. The Angel of the West Window, by Gustav Meyrink
  9. It is Acceptable (Det Gaar An), C. J. L. Almqvist 
  10. The Obedience of a Christian Man, by William Tyndale
  11. Samguk Yusa (Korean legends)
  12. Marriage, by Susan E. Ferrier
  13. The Gray Earth, by Galsan Tshinag
  14. The Female Quixote, by Charlotte Lennox
  15. Darkwater, by W. E. B. DuBois  
  16. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerlöf
  17.  Thus Were Their Faces, by Silvina Ocampo
  18. The Well at the End of the World, by William Morris
  19. The Black Arrow, by R. L. Stevenson 
  20. Jewish Stories of Prague 

I hate waiting for the number to be announced.  I am very bad at waiting!


  1. I've only heard of the Black Arrow and the Doestoevsky stories, so I'm intrigued most by those. I have Crime & Punishment on my list, I've been putting it off forever.

    I am also very bad at waiting for my Spin pick, glad I'm not the only one!

  2. I'm not really sure what I'd pick. For a summer read, perhaps The Black Arrow. But I love Turgenev's writing so perhaps I'd choose him. In any case, best of luck!

  3. Happy 27th spin Jean!
    I will be curious to hear what you think of the Turgenov when you get to it.

  4. that's brave of you to add more reading to the 20booksofsummer list. I'll be lucky if i get to 12 this year..

  5. Well, I can now say: The Black Arrow may not be Stevenson's best, but it is pretty fun. I'd be curious what you thought if you got that one.

    Otherwise lots of good-looking stuff I've scarcely even heard of!


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