Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

If you joined the game last week, find number 14 on your CC Spin #25 List! That’s the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 30th January, 2021

That’s 9 whole weeks in which to read and review your latest classic book!

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 14 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  30th January, 2021.
  • Then check back here to share your experience and add your review to our ‘Reviews By Members’ page.

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80 thoughts on “Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

  1. I got a nonfiction book about psychology – Two essays on analytical psychology (Die Beziehungen zwischen dem Ich und dem Unbewußten) by C.G. Jung. Could be too much for me, but it is about our subconscious mind, so might be interesting. It is not very thick, so I hope to finish it.


    1. I hope you like it. I have only read one book by Faulkner, and was not overjoyed. I tried a second one and gave up. I just can’t get into his way of writing.


  2. My #14 from Spin #25 is “A Message to Garcia” written by Fra Elbert Hubbard in 1899. It’s been distributed to millions of people around the world and I believe I came into the possession of such a free copy somehow, it’s been so long, I can’t remember. It’s a very short book but I doubt I would have ever started reading it if it wasn’t for the classics club. I’ll also read a longer classic one or two or three, so no harm done there.

    Looking forward to seeing some of the other titles. Happy Reading everyone.

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  3. My Love Must Wait by Ernestine Hill an Aussie classic from 1941. At 560 pages, I’m glad I have plenty of time to finish it!!

    To give you all an idea about the book, I give you the blurb from my edition:
    “Romance, passion, lusty adventure – the story of Matthew Flinders navigator, explorer and lover. When Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia, set sail from England in July 1801, he left behind the intrigues of his homeland but also his young bride of only a few weeks, Ann Chappell. He didn’t see her again for more than nine years. During that time he carried out incredible feats of seamanship and navigation, made the first charts of much of the coastline of Australia, and was shipwrecked and later held prisoner by the French on Mauritius.

    Meticulously researched and written with great insight and sensitivity, My Love Must Wait is both a tender portrayal of faithful devotion, and a stirring re-creation of the courage and endurance of one of history’s greatest seamen.”

    I’m sure the white Colonial narrative will be front and centre here, as you would expect from a book written in 1941, but it will be my first book by Ernestine Hill and my first book about Matthew Flinders, so I’m keen to get going with it.

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    1. I read this many years ago, I think when I was a teenager and my preferred method of learning history was to read historical novels! I remember enjoying it at the time. My copy is a 1949 hardback reprint, only 463 pages! I must reread some time…

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    1. Should be a good start of the year. I read a book of Puskin’s poems some years ago. I think Eugene Onegin was inside, but I can’t really remember. So much for that. I have seen the opera though.


  4. Lucky Spin #14!!!!! That means I’m heading to The Overlook to revisit Stephen King’s The Shining. Not only have I been wanting to reread this one, but I’ve had the sequel on my bookshelf for quite some time.

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    1. I still think that the earlier King’s are the best, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Pet Semetary – good scary books! Although I also love The Stand and the Gunslinger series. Hope you enjoy your return trip to the Overlook – watch out for the RED RUM!

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  5. My pick is The Yellow Joss and Other Tales by Ion L Idriess – this is a book of short factual stories about various workers in outback Australia, published in 1934. Should be an easy read.

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    1. Probably not the most uplifting theme, but Dostoevsky is Dostoevsky, and will surely make it worth it. I have read two books by him; Crime and Punishment and Notes from the Underground. Loved the first one, the second is … yes depressing. I have on my list The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. Hope you enjoy it. Looking forward to hearing what you think.


  6. No. 14 on my list is Little Women. I am pretty excited about that. I had just bought a copy recently (along with Rebecca) and would have been happy to get either one.

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