CC Spin #18

Hello, Clubbers!

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!spinning bookWhat is the spin?

It’s easy. At your blog, before next Wednesday 1st August 2018, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List.

You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the month.

Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you have been putting off, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favourite author, re-reads, ancients, non-fiction, books in translation — whatever you choose.)

On Wednesday 1st August, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by 31st August, 2018. We’ll check in here then to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

What’s Next?

  • Go to your blog.
  • Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
  • Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog before Wednesday 1st August.
  • We’ll announce a number from 1-20. 
  • Read that book by 31st August.

This is meant to be a fun, social way to read another book from your classics club list. We’re very relaxed about how you set it up, we simply want you to read more classics!

Sometime this week, at your blog, you might post something like:

My Book Spin List for the Classics Club –

  1. Jane Eyre
  2. The Inferno
  3. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  4. Oliver Twist
  5. Clarissa
  6. Gone With the Wind
  7. Don Quixote
  8. Testament of Youth
  9. Richard III
  10. The Iliad
  11. Jude the Obscure
  12. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  13. The Master and Margarita
  14. Dracula
  15. The Home and the World
  16. Sense & Sensibility
  17. Madame Bovary
  18. The Diary of Anne Frank
  19. Antigone
  20. The Tale of Genji

(Obviously, YOU choose what books YOU want to list, in what order.)


Next Wednesday?

We will announce a number from 1 through 20. When we announce it, go to your Spin list. Find that number, read (and hopefully, review) the book listed for that number by 31st August.

So, if (for example) we announce #14, and if the above list was your Spin List, you’d have to read Dracula.

The prize, of course, is the reading experience 🙂

When we announce the number next Wednesday, come back and tell us your spin title.

Who’s in?

Add the link for your spin list in the linky below and join in the discussion. 

Hashtag: #ccspin

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52 thoughts on “CC Spin #18

  1. I haven’t had time to stop by and welcome the new hosts…so WELCOME! And thank you for carrying on this wonderful club. Love the spins even though I don’t always participate or finish…but I’m always up for a try. 🙂

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    1. Glad to have you back Mary. I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it blocked me.
      I read The Magnificent Ambersons for my very first spin & it was truly magnificent – lots of other great reads on your list too 🙂

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    2. Hi Mary. I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it seems I’m behind a proxy (who knew), and was blocked. Anyway, we share Watership Down – different spot though.

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    1. That’s one of the things I wanted to know, was how many spins a year would be a good/reasonable/manageable number for everyone to do (given that we’d also like to do other book related events as well).
      We plan to put up a calendar for the NY.

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      1. I’d like to see a quarterly schedule for spins too, please, to include August (a good time to get stuck in!) — and thus implying November, February and May as the other spin months…

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