It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!
Our world may be in a Covid-19 spin right now, but that’s no excuse to stop reading! Well, actually, it has been a very good reason to stop reading…and blogging…and doing lots of other things we used to love. It’s difficult for many of us to settle and focus on anything when the latest news and Covid updates constantly stream into our phones, our social media feeds and TV screens. Here, at the Classics Club, we hope to drag you away from the latest updates and lure you back into a community of readers.
What is the spin?
It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 19th April 2020, 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 spin period.
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 Sunday 19th April, 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 1st June, 2020.
We’ll check in here on the 1st June to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!
- 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 Sunday 19th April.
- We’ll announce a number from 1-20.
- Read that book by 1st June 2020.
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 –
- Jane Eyre
- The Inferno
- Picnic at Hanging Rock
- Oliver Twist
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider
- Gone With the Wind
- Don Quixote
- Testament of Youth
- Richard III
- The Iliad
- Jude the Obscure
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- The Master and Margarita
- The Home and the World
- Sense & Sensibility
- Madame Bovary
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- The Tale of Genji
(Obviously, YOU choose what books YOU want to list, in what order.)
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 1st June 2020.
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 week, come back and tell us your spin title.
Add the link for your spin list below and join in the discussion.