I’m playing The Classics Club Spin!
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you have left to read from your Classics Club List.
- Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday.
- Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by April 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading!
UPDATE: The Lucky# Chosen by Our Spin Was 14 – I ended up with Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (ehhh)
My Book Spin list for the Classics Club:
Five I Am Dreading:
1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
2. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe
3. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
4. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Five I Am Excited About:
6. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
7. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
8. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
9. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Five I’m Neutral About:
11. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
12. Beloved by Toni Morrison
13. Youth by J.M. Coetzee
14. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
15. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Five Free Choice: Revisiting an Author I’ve Enjoyed Before.
16. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
17. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
18. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
19. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
20. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Prize: A fun reading experience!