Your Lucky Spin Number Is…



If you joined the game last week, find number 1 on your CC Spin #19 List! That’s the CHUNKSTER you are challenged to read by 31st January, 2019

We know it can be hard to stay on track and enthused about your Spin Book for the whole journey. We plan to provide support and encouragement to all our CC Spinners via twitter, fb, instagram and goodreads. We hope you can join us in cheering everyone on to finish another fabulous classics reading experience!

If you’re struggling with your book, let us know. We’ll do everything we can to help you through. Perhaps one of your new moderators has read it, or we can link you up with another Classics Clubber who has.

As always, the prize is the reading experience. 

What’s Next?

Tell us below what your number 1 title is:

  • Are you feeling thrilled, hesitant or ‘meh’ about your title?
  • Check out our ‘Reviews By Members’ page for other Classic Clubbers who may have read your book recently. They may be able to help you if you hit a speedhump in your reading.
  • Cheer on your fellow Clubbers.
  • Take a pic of your book and pop it on Instagram or twitter.
  • If you can — it would be fabulous if everyone posted about their Spin book by the 31st January, 2019.
  • Then check back here to share your experience and add your review to our ‘Reviews By Members’ page.

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85 thoughts on “Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

  1. Believe it or not, but I have finished my book. Well, it is a thin one, Washington Square by Henry James. My review is here:

    As I did not adapt my list to chunkster books, I will also read Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, which I failed to finish last time. I have only read a few pages.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a good Reading year to all of you.


  2. Looks like I’ll be reading The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Really hoping to finish Rebecca first. I know it’s not long, but it is just dragging for me.

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    1. Rebecca dragged a bit for me, too, at times. It wasn’t the thriller I expected it to be. In the end, though, I was happy to finally have it read. Hope you can hang in there!


  3. To be honest, I think no matter which number I’d have got, I’d have looked forward to the book. In my #1 spot was The Tenant of Wildfell by Anne Bronte. Looking forward to it!

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  4. YAY! Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin!! And I’ll make this one work for the PopSugar 2019 (2-word title? or meant to read in 2018?) and ATY 2019 (book featuring a historical figure? book owned for at least 1 year but not yet read?) challenges!

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  5. So I failed to make a list and thus am not *really* participating in the spin, but I just picked up War & Peace as my next Classics Club read, so I’m with you in spirit as it’s quite a tome!

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  6. I’ll be spending quality time – lots of it – with Anthony Trollpe’s “Can You Forgive Her?” It’s listed at 848 pages, but has 38 of intro and 18 notes, so that’s “only’ 792 pages to go. Put that tea kettle on!

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  7. So, um. . . My number 1 is Chinua Achabe’s Things Fall Apart. Not the one I was rooting for. I was hoping for my #2 – The House of the Spirits or #3 – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings or #13 – One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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  8. Allrighty…I was about to protest, claiming something like the original rules didn’t say EVERY book on our spin list had to be a tome. That’s how I played it, had some thick ones on there and some not so much…leaving it to the luck of the spin. Buuut, I was wrong. You did say to “fill it” with chunksters…and I didn’t. So now I have guilt, cuz #1 which I was hoping for is a rather short novel, maybe even a novella; I haven’t counted the words yet. So what to do? I’m just gonna claim the Captain Barbosa rule and assert that the spin code is more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules. I’m gonna stick with my #1, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket the only complete novel by Edgar Allan Poe.

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  9. I got Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. I’m definitely looking forward to it.

    I put the shortest book on my chunkster list at number #1 and the longest at #20. But I thought about doing it the other way round. Whew!

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  10. My spin title is The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu and it was the book I was least looking forward to, simply because it’s 1,360 pages long. I’m so glad we have until the 31st of January to finish this spin read!

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  11. Aaagh! Waily waily! I put Crime and Punishment at #1! What a jolly Christmas read, hm? I kind of wanted one of the huge folktale collections. OK, I can do this….

    I tend to put titles I don’t want to read at #1, on the entirely unmathematical theory that 1 is somehow less likely to be chosen. I’m pretty sure this exact thing has happened to me in the Spin before.

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      1. I’ve seen that one at my library but told myself to read the ones I have first. You’ll have to let me know what you think about it when you finish. I’ll look for your review


  12. Mine isn’t really a classic but it’s part of classical ed and a chunkster! Susan Wise Bauer’s A History of the Ancient World. I’m up for it!


  13. And my spin title is Shirley by Charlotte Brontë! I’m conflicted about this as my heart is both sinking at the thought of tackling such serious matter over the Christmas period but also excited to be sampling another Brontë title! I shall, of course, be letting you know how I’m getting on. Thanks for setting up this particular spin!

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    1. I have been struggling with Shirley for a long time. I am now down to one chapter a day, just to be able to finish it. I have read everything else by the Brontës, so feel I want to read this one as well, although totally uninteresting. Sorry, I don’t want to encourage you. I do know people who enjoy it! Hope you will as well.


      1. Not discouraged at all, Lisbeth, I knew it wasn’t supposed to be an easy read, but I’m vaguely interested in this historical period so am keen to slot in the narrative with what I remember from my history! 🙂


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