Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

19If you joined the game last week, find number 19 on your CC Spin #20 List! That’s the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 31st May, 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 19 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 May, 2019.
  • Then check back here to share your experience and add your review to our ‘Reviews By Members’ page.

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120 thoughts on “Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

    1. Wow, great! Even if they are not too long. I always update my spin list so I always have 20 books to read. Do you have it on a separate list? Or how do you do if the spin no. is a book you have already read?

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  1. My #19 was Orlando by Virginia Woolf. I am very pleased. I have not read a lot by her. Loved To the Lighthouse, so I am eager to start this one.

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    1. A great book. I reread it recently, since I could not really remember it well from my first read, many years ago. Good luck, I hope you like it, although it is a little bit weird!

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  2. Next up for me is “Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis. I vaguely remember reading “Babbitt” in high school, but I think that’s the only Lewis I’ve read. I’m looking forward to this famous satirical novel of small town life.

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  3. My lucky #19 is C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain and The Screwtape Letters. I’m reading two of Lewis’ books because they’re relatively short. According to Audible they’re about 4 hours each. Only 6 more books to go in the C.S. Lewis Signature Classics Box Set.

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      1. Yes, it’s one of the lighter ones on my list which is great because I’ve got a couple of monsters to read over the next couple of months. I haven’t read Orlando but of course have heard good things about it – hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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  4. I’m happy to be reading another one of my lovely Virago Modern Classic cover designs – Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. I read My Cousin Rachel way back when, for CC spin #3 and loved it, so I have rather high hopes for this 🙂

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      1. I know nothing about the book at all, so this is the first I’ve heard of a winterish atmosphere. It might be nice as we’re still enjoying a long, extended warm autumn in Sydney….

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    1. I recently saw the TV-series. It is a very dark story. I aim to read and reread more Daphne in the future. Hope you like it.

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  5. I got James Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific. I am curious, Michener can be great and tedious, and completely unpredictable. Also I do feel the Musical is more of light weight than what the author intended. So we shall see! I am at this point very happy with the choice

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    1. Centennial is still my favourite Michener, but they’re such huge books, I doubt I will ever reread any of them to see if they hold up to an ‘older, more experienced’ readers scutiny!!

      Hope you enjoy your journey into the South Pacific.

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      1. Thanks Brona! Yes, they are all chunksters. I have managed to read The Source several times and it’s one of my go-to books; but I am always unsure about Michener. Let me see how this one pans out!

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    1. Should be interesting. Please let me know what you think of it. I seldom read Chinese authors, especially not older ones.

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    1. One of my favourite books. I don’t know if it is because I watched the fantastic TV adaption of it, or just the book itself. Well worth a read.

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      1. I kind of cheated this time. Since I’d been unhappy with my Classics Club list for a while, I first rewrote my whole CC list, then put on my spin list only titles that I was at least somewhat interested in reading. I’ll let you know how that worked out . . .

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        1. I would call this an excellent move rather than cheating. This is the kind of thing we were led to believe was cheating in school, but it’s actually something that responsible adults should do. We are much more likely to read and enjoy reading something we want to read. Why force ourselves to read books when our heart isn’t in it? Why not come back to books when we are interested in reading them?

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          1. I agree. I have taken away books I don’t want to read. One can’t read them all, so why not only read the once you feel like.

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  6. I’ll be reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, which I’m overall happy about. It’s a bit long, and I can’t start reading till May 11, but that’s okay!

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  7. I got something of an outlier — Amrita, by Banana Yoshimoto. I know nothing about this book or author, and it’s fairly modern. I think. I had mostly picked books that were already sitting on a shelf in my house, but this one I’ll have to go and get! It will be fun.

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    1. I read Kitchen by her and loved it. Quite sad and quiet in that style we’ve come to expect from contemporary Japanese fiction. I’ve been meaning to go back and read more of her stories, so I’ll be curious to hear what you think.

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    2. Oh my goodness. I went and checked out Amrita, and read the first few pages. Then I looked at my Spin list again; Amrita is #18! My Spin title is ACTUALLY short stories by Walter de la Mare. O.O A much longer book. Good thing I figured it out fast…

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      1. Yes, that helps 🙂 I also heard that it’s his best. So no need to read anything more by him after this one as everything can only be a disappointment from now on in 😉

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    1. Don’t despair too much. I read it some years ago, and really liked it. It is not a difficult read. I read it in connection with a biography of Hemingway and The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain, an historical fiction about his first wife. Maybe I was just into the mood? I can recommend Mclain’s book if you are interested in such stories.

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  8. My spin pick is The Misses Mallett by E. H. Young. I’m quite pleased because I have so many Virago Modern Classics left on my TBR shelf. I’m looking forward to reading it!

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