What is the spin?
It’s easy. At your blog, before next Friday, March 9th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.
This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the year (details to follow). Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, re-reads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
On Friday, March 9, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by April 30, 2018. We’ll check in here to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!
I did the last spin a few months ago, and got Don Quixote. I only finished Part I by the end of the year, so I’m including it again — so if I get it I’ll read Part II. I’ve mixed up the rest of my list and made a few changes, but it’s basically the same as last time. Have fun, clubbers!
And the spin number is: #3! I’ll be reading Invisible Man.
- The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
- The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
- Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
- One Fine Day – Mollie Panter-Downes
- Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain
- The Mozart Season – Virginia Ewer Wolff
- My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin
- Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
- My Life and Hard Times – James Thurber
- The Seventh Raven – Peter Dickinson
- Dubliners – James Joyce
- Throwing Shadows – E.L. Konigsburg
- A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
- Wise Children – Angela Carter
- One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Love – Elizabeth von Arnim
- A London Child of the 1870s – Molly Hughes
- Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
- The Spire – William Golding
- Portrait of a Lady – Henry James