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I have not been paying much attention to my reading for almost a year now. I have no reason that will be acceptable. And since I have also decided that no resolutions this year, I’m just going to get back into the groove by joining the fifth Classics Spin by The Classics Club What is the spin?

Clubbers are to list on their blogs by next Monday, February 10, the choice of any twenty books left to read from the Classics Club list in a separate post. 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, February 10, 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 April 1.

Since I never got to finish reading any of the books from the previous Spins, I’m maintaining them with a few replacement:

5 Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read                       

  1. Marc Ferro:  – Nicholas II (The Last of the Tsars)
  2. Stoker, Bram    – Dracula             
  3. Tolstoy, LeoAnna Karenina 
  4. Haggard, Rider – Nada The Lily
  5. Shakespeare – Coriolanus

5 Classics Club books you can’t WAIT to read

6. Austen, JanePride and Prejudice
7. Dumas, AlexanderThe Count of Monte Cristo
8. Bronte, Charlotte  – Jane Eyre
9. Spyri, JohannaHeidi
10. Hardy, Thomas – Tess of the D’Urbervilles
 

5 Classics Club books you are neutral about

11. Twain, MarkThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
12. Eliot GeorgeSilas Marner
13. Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island
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-reads

16. 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
 

 Wish me luck :-)

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