Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

If you joined the game last week, find number 6 on your CC Spin #23 List! That’s the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 1st June, 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 6 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.
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  • If you can — it would be fabulous if everyone posted about their Spin book by the 1st June, 2020.
  • Then check back here to share your experience and add your review to our ‘Reviews By Members’ page.

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78 thoughts on “Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

  1. No 6 is ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce. I had this once before but had difficulties reading it. I will make another try, now when we have time on our hands.

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    1. There are some books I really don’t get the hang of. This is one of them, although I read it twice and have seen various movie versions. I think it is not so much the story itself, but the description of the times and the people that are fascinating.

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      1. I don’t love the book either, although I’ve read it a couple of times. For me the (eventually) sickening glamour and flamboyance of the 2013 Baz Luhrmann movie exposed the rich characters lack of care or responsibility, but I could never get this feeling from the book. Maybe this time…

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  2. I’ll be reading “Enemies, A Love Story” by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The cover says “The hero of ‘Enemies, A Love Story’ is a trigamist – a word one doesn’t get to use every day.” Intriguing!

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  3. Yay, Midnight’s Children! I think I will start on the 26th, after Dewey’s Readathon. I have read this years ago and I’m looking forward to it.

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  4. I got The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd. It’s not one I know much about.

    According to Text Classics & the Intro by Brenda Niall, it is a, “remarkable novel, first published to a chorus of acclaim in 1952, is one of the lost classics of Australian literature. Martin Boyd is a deeply humane novelist, a writer of family sagas without peer.

    Set in Australia and England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, The Cardboard Crown presents an unforgettable portrait of an upper middle-class family who love both countries but are not quite at home in either.”

    Sounds promising!

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    1. If you loved Middlemarch, I think you’ll like Adam Bede, too. I read it for the first time for Classics Club about a year and a half ago. I liked it a lot.

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  5. Hmmm – my number 6 is Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. I know I read this many years ago, but as I had no memory whatsoever about it, decided to add it to my list. My version is a 1924 edition with 780 very thin pages and small print. Wish me luck!

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  6. My number 6 is Summer Half by Angela Thirkell, it’s not strictly speaking a classic to me although as it is still in print after all these years it qualifies as one. I’m looking forward to it, it’ll be perfect reading for these stressful times.

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    1. Like you, I’m not exactly sure Thirkell fits a classic classics definition but she is one of the best of her genre and would therefore count as a classic example of gentle rom-com drawing room drama 🙂

      I’ve been reading her and Pym over the last month. They are such lovely company during challenging times.

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  7. Book #6 = Anna Karenina. We’ll see what happens. If I can get through at least three more parts, I’ll be pleased with myself.

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    1. I’m doing a readalong of War and Peace a chapter a day this year, which is a great way to get through these big classics. I find that the Russians really depend on the translation and one that works for you.

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      1. Chapter a day sounds good. I was plugging away 20 minutes a day for a while, but then life got in the way. That being said, I’m finding it to be a much easier read than I expected, and when I do sit with it, I can get through quite a bit in one go.

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  8. I got The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, by Henry Handel Richardson. An Aussie classic! I’m happy with this; the only trouble is that I have it on Kindle, not in book form, and I always struggle with ebooks. Oh well…excelsior!

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      1. PS Let me know if you need any Aust History support as you’re reading the book. A quick check of HHR’s wikipedia bio will be helpful too, since this story reflects her own.

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      2. Thanks, Brona! I’m excited but also pretty intimidated; when I put it on the list I forgot that it’s really a triple-decker. But I don’t know that Our Mutual Friend is any shorter, so…here we go!

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  9. My number 6 is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. That is good, I should have read that book years ago. And after reading it, I can watch a movie version.

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    1. That’s a fun one! The play was on our theatre subscription last year, so I read the book before going to see it.

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    2. When I first read this over 30 yrs ago, it still had it’s original, very un-pc title. Even as a 13 yrs old I was surprised that such titles were considered acceptable.

      There are so many movie versions you could do a fabulous comparison experiment 🙂

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    3. I liked the book. One of the few Agatha Christie I have actually read. You watch so many TV-series and movies, that you think you have read them all. I have also seen various film versions. Still hoping to find the last TV-series with Aidan Turner in one of the roles.

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    1. I’m not familiar w/ any of Sherlock Holmes stories — but I plan to read them someday! However, my husband began reading them aloud to our kids, and they are hooked.

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    1. Good luck! I think you’ll need it with this one 🙂
      Hopefully someone will come along who is a HUGE Faulkner fan & give you some encouragement!

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    2. I have read one book by Faulkner, Sanctuary. It was sort of ok, but I did not really get a sense of the story. After that one, I tried Light in August, but could not finish it. I am not a fan of Faulkner’s way of writing. I hope you will find it a good read.

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  10. Hi. 🙂 Number 6 is good. My number 6 is “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and other stories,” by Robert Louis Stevenson. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I saw the classic film with Spencer Tracy. 🙂 Happy Reading.

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    1. I’ll be curious to see how you go with this. I read it a while ago & found it rather…I’m not quite sure how to describe my experience…disappointing…unsatisfying…confusing. But since you’re starting with Spencer Tracy in mind, you should be fine 🙂

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