Several times a year, the Classics Club (CC) Spin gives me a boost to get on with reading from my CC List. The last two times I have needed that boost, and even though I am glad to say I don’t need it now, these Spins are fun. I enjoy seeing what is on the lists of other Classic Clubbers and the experience helps me to feel part of the community.
The rules are simple: I go to my CC List and choose 20 books I haven’t read, list them 1-20 and wait until Friday, March 9th when the Spin Goddess chooses a number. Voila! The corresponding number on my list is the book I will read and blog about by April 30th.
If you want to read more classics and think a community of bloggers doing that very thing will spur you on, join the Club first and you can participate in the Spin.
1. Sense and Sensibility (1811)
2. Pride and Prejudice (1813)
3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)
4. Shirley (1849)
5. Wuthering Heights (1847)
6. Evelina (1778)
7. O Pioneers! (1913)
8. My Antonia (1918)
9. Robinson Crusoe (1719)
10. A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
11. Sister Carrie (1900)
12. Mill on the Floss (1860)
13. Silas Marner (1861)
14. Daniel Deronda (1876)
15. Mary Barton (1848)
16. Cranford (1851)
17. North and South (1854)
18. Wives and Daughters (1864)
19. Portrait of a Lady (1881)
20. The Ambassadors (1903)
Some Clubbers do a theme with their Spins, for example, “books I am afraid to read,” “books by women,” but I decided to choose the first 20 on my list minus the ones I’ve already read or don’t have in my physical possession. Check out #ccspin on Twitter to find Spin lists by CC members.
I will be back on the 9th with an update. Psst, Spin Goddess, the Brontes or Gaskell, please 🙂
ETA: The Spin Goddess has chosen #3 and I got my Bronte! I will be reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. 🙂