A perfect event for a first blog post after being away for so long!
I am not sure why these Spins are so exciting. Like the lottery, maybe? Whatever the reason they give me both the push I need to get myself reading from my list and to feel like part of the CC community. Once the Spin Gods choose the number it is so much fun to go to other blogs to see who got what.
If you have never heard of the Classics Club it is basically a blog and community of bloggers who want to read more classic literature. We make up a list of at least 50 books we want to read in five years, then blog or use some other form of social media for our reviews and enjoy the comments and discussions with the folks who stop by. A few times a year, we separately list out 20 books from our main list and the Spin Gods chose a number. The book that corresponds to that number is our Spin book. It is not too late to sign up both for this Spin or the Club itself. Here is all the information you need.
With all that said, here is my list. I have decided to list from the bottom up, instead of starting at the top. I am a dare devil, I am. I will stop back on Wednesday and announce my Spin book. Good luck, All!
ETA: And the Spin number is 9. I will be reading Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott. This has been on my shelf for a long time and frankly, I don’t even know what it is about! THIS is one of the reasons this event can be fun as well as meaningful.
1. North and South (1854)
2. The Odd Women (1893)
3. Brave New World (1932)
4. Portrait of a Lady (1881)
5. The Ambassadors (1903)
6. Main Street (1920)
7. The Egoist (1879)
8. Diana of the Crossways (1885)
Sir Walter Scott
9. Rob Roy (1817)
10. Ivanhoe (1820)
11. Frankenstein (1818)
Robert Louis Stevenson
12. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
13. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852)
W. M. Thackeray
14. Vanity Fair (1848)
15. The Wide, Wide World (1850)
H. G. Wells
16. First Men in the Moon (1901)
17. The Invisible Man (1897)
18. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
19. To the Lighthouse (1927)
20 .The Years (1937)