In the High Peaks

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Classics Club Spin #32

Well, I've finally managed to pull together a list of twenty. My main problem the last two days has been that I totally lost my previous list, but after searching and searching, I found it, and made a few changes, and now here it is. 

I do hope that everyone participating lands with a book they've been thirsting to read!! 

1. Home of the Gentry by Ivan Turgenev

2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

3. Bleak House by Charles Dickens

4. Snow by Orhan Pamuk

5. Short Stories by Shirley Jackson

6. Barchester Towers by Trollope

7. Another Nature title by Henry David Thoreau

8. The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier

9. The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier

10. And Quiet Flows the Don by  Mikhail Sholokhov  

11. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

12. Testament by Vera Brittain

13. Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott

14. An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

15. The Things They Carried and Other Stories  Tim O’Brien

16. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

17. Emma by Jane Austen (I can't believe I haven't read this one.)

18. Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek by Annie Dillard

19. The Razor’s Edge  by W.S. Maugham

20. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham



  1. There are several good ones here, some I have read and a good number I have not. I want to read more by du Maurier. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is on my list too.

    1. Really, Tracy, some of these I think I should just hurry up and read, rather than wait for a Classics Club Spin. There is always so much to read, really, when you think of it! Ach, the pressure!! Riches to be sure.

  2. Hi Judith, I wanted to email you but couldn't find an address on your blog. 2022 has been difficult year - I haven't been reading much or blogging.

    1. Hi Diane,
      I have been thinking and thinking about you, knowing that something has been amiss because you're not posting. My email address (all one word)
      judith e harper @ gmail Please do contact me. I would love to hear about what's going on in your world. Very concerned.

    2. Hi Diane,
      Have been very concerned about you! Please, feel free to email me at:

  3. That's a great list, I've read 11 of them.

    1. Hi Katrina,
      I'll bet you have, for sure! I started Barchester Towers this noontime. I think it will take me a few days to get into the GROOVE with it. But I know you and so many people have liked the Barsetshire series, so I feel a sense of hope!

  4. That's such an excellent list, Judith! I hope you get Emma or Mansfield Park. The House on the Strand is good too, and Barchester Towers... I'll be reading Dr. Thorne from that series myself next year.

    1. Hi Cath,
      Well, Barchester Towers it is! I'm glad to hear that you liked it. I'm on p. 65 so far and it's going slowly for me so far. Interesting, though!

  5. Oh wow great list. Some titles off-the-beaten path too. Maugham's are so good ... and Shirley Jackson pretty good too. I look forward to your reads.