It’s time for another Classics Spin by The Classics Club for any who are interested. What is the spin?
It’s easy. Clubbers are to list on their blogs by next Monday, May 20, the choice of any twenty books left to read from the Classics Club list – in a separate post. This is the Spin List. Clubbers are to challenge themselves by reading one of these twenty books in May & June. The list should be in the following order:
- 5 Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read
- 5 Classics Club books you can’t WAIT to read,
- 5 Classics Club books you are neutral about
- 5 free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
By next Monday, May 20, a post will go up from number 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on the Spin List, by July 1. There will be a check in post for July, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.
I’ve carried over the book corresponding to number 14 in the last Spin, (Oliver Twist) from April to May which I hope to finish reading soon. I must say that these days, my reading has become so so slow. There are days when I don’t open any book at all. But then I’m game for this Spin #2 so here is my list: a repeat of the first spin actually with a substitute for number 14.
5 Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read
- Marc Ferro: – Nicholas II (The Last of the Tsars)
- Stoker, Bram – Dracula
- Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina
- Haggard, Rider – Nada The Lily
- Shakespeare – Coriolanus
5 Classics Club books you can’t WAIT to read6. Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice
7. Blackmore, R. D. – Lorna Doone
8. Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
9. Spyri, Johanna – Heidi
10. Hardy, Thomas – Tess of the D’Urbervilles
5 Classics Club books you are neutral about11. Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 12. Eliot George – Silas Marner 13. Wright, Richard – Black Boy 14. Hardy Thomas – The Mayor of Casterbridge 15. Virginia Woolf – Mrs. Dalloway
5 Free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.) And those I have chosen below are my favourites/re-reads16. Ama Ata Aidoo – Dilemma of a Ghost 17. Hope, Anthony – Prisoner of Zenda 18. Ayi Kwei Armah – Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born 19. Haggard, Rider – King Solomon’s Mines 20. Stevenson, Robert Louise – Treasure Island
I do hope my lucky number comes up this time. Wish me luck 🙂