Sunday, February 9, 2014

Classics Spin #5

The Classics Clubs is hosting its fifth spin event. For the spin, you simply choose 20 books in 4 categories. The moderators will announce a random number and whatever title in your list corresponds to the number, that's the book you read by April 20th. My list for the spin is below. To see my entire list of 50 books for the Classics Club check out my official list.

5 Books I'm Hesitant to Read
1. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
2. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
3. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
4. Frindle by Andrew Clements
5. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

5 Books I'm Excited About
6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
7. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
8. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
9. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
10. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

5 Books I'm Neutral About
11. White Fang by Jack London
12. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
13. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
14. A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
15. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

5 Books I'll Have to Hunt For
16. Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
17. The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Patterson
18. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
19. The Storm by Cynthia Rylant
20. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken <--- THE WINNER!!


  1. A lovely list of children's classics here - whatever number spins you'll have a good read :-)

    1. It's been so fun discovering children's classics! Some of the books have been awesome (like My Father's Dragon), but others have been dreadful (such as It's Like This, Cat).

  2. I love all your children's classics. My daughter just read The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and loved it. Treasure Island is one of my favourites. Have you discovered the Finn Family Moomintroll series by Tove Jansson or the Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome? They are on the top of my children's list.

    I hope you have a wonderful Spin!

    1. Since Wolves of Willoughby Chase is the winner... and the cover is hideous... it's heartening to hear that your daughter enjoyed it.

      As for Finn Family Moomintroll - I've never heard of that and will look it up. Thanks!

      Swallows and Amazons IS on my challenge list, so I'm glad to hear that I picked a good one!