Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

If you joined the game last week, find number 13 on your CC Spin #22 List! That’s the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 31st January, 2020

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 13 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, 2020.
  • Then check back here to share your experience and add your review to our ‘Reviews By Members’ page.

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67 thoughts on “Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

  1. I always have good intentions with the spin, but I don’t think I’ve ever followed through! This time, it got so away from me that I forgot to check the number. Ha! But now I’m seeing what fun things people are reading, so I’ll try again next time.


  2. Yay…I got Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It’s been on my TBR forever. I’m not starting it until January 1, because I’m using it in another challenge as well. Merry Christmas!


  3. I’ve ended up with an Irish author called Maura Laverty whose first novel Never No More is part autobiographical. The people in her village were not happy when it was published because they thought they could recognise their friends in the characters….


  4. My spin title is Far From the Madding Crowd. I’ve had mixed results with Hardy, so I’m hoping this is one of the ones I really get into…and that I’m not still reading it four months later (which is what happened with the last Hardy! 🙂 )


  5. I am disappointed I missed the Spin — however, I was checking out the Games & Events sections – are those going to resume in 2020? I’d love to be more active with our Club in the New Year… I can finally start to focus on my list (ie. reduction of migraines and health issues) — just noticed most of what interested me is slated as TBA… also, when is the next Spin? I need to mark my calendar in advance! lol


  6. the egoist by you know who… my least favorite (at the moment anyway)… and i had so many really interesting alternatives! oh well, who knows, maybe i’ll like it…


  7. Number 13 means that I’ll be reading The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio which is one of the longest books left on my list. At least it’s a collection of interconnected novellas rather than a really long novel!

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  8. woohoo, I got Sanshirō, by Natsume Sōseki (1908). Really excited I got a Japanese title. I’ll read it in January, to fit within the Japanese Literature challenge organized by, in case some don’t know yet about this great yearly event (from Jan-March).
    Here is the synopsis to tempt you:
    “One of Soseki’s most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving ‘real world’ of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki’s lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro’s doomed innocence, the novel comes to life. Sanshiro is also penetrating social and cultural commentary.”

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  9. My no. 13 is Grey Granite by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the third in the Scots Quair trilogy. I loved the first, Sunset Song, and wasn’t so taken with the second, Cloud Howe, so this could go either way…

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  10. My # 13 was Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. To be honest, I just kind of threw it on the list to fill it out; I didn’t really have a strong desire to read it. But, now that I know it’s my pick I’m kind of excited! I think it will be nice to finish out the year with a good adventure story, and since it’s short, I’ll still have plenty of time to pick up another classic over the holidays.

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    1. The Tempest is great! Just. . . suspend your disbelief.
      Something I’ve done before to make sure I’m following a Renaissance play is to read an act summary after I finish each act (so read Act I, then the summary, etc.). There’s no spoilers that way, but you can also make sure you’re not confused or missing something important.

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  11. No. 13 on my list is A Kiss Before Dying (1953) by Ira Levin. Although I mostly read mystery novels, and this one definitely falls in that area, I know very little about this book. Hard to believe I have not read anything by this author before now. I am looking forward to it.

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  12. Yay! No 13 for me is The Best Short Stories by Jack London, which I have actually just started reading as it is one of the last ones I need to read for my 2019 Around the Year Challenge.

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  13. Haha! So, didn’t think this through. I was wondering why I couldn’t remember what #13 was. It’s because I stopped at 12, so I had to do some quick thinking. Circle back and #1 becomes #13, so Jane Eyre it is. Excited!

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  14. It looks like I’ll be journeying to Gormenghast as my lucky spin is ‘Titus Groan’ by Mervyn Peake. I’m so excited to begin this series! It’s been on my shelves for a long time.

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  15. Huzzah! #13 is Picture of Dorian Grey, the book I most wanted to read. I was planning on starting 2020 out with it anyway, so I’m glad it’s my Spin!

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