CC Spin #27

Hello, Clubbers!

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!spinning bookWhat is the spin?

It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 18th JULY, 2021, 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 18th, JULY, 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 the 22nd August, 2021. That’s a five week reading window for this spin. You may like to stack your list with books that you know are do-able for you within that time frame.

We’ll check in here on Sunday the 22nd August, 2021 to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

What’s Next?

  • 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, 18th July.
  • We’ll announce a number from 1-20. 
  • Read that book by 22nd August, 2021.

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 –

  1. Jane Eyre
  2. The Inferno
  3. Picnic at Hanging Rock
  4. Oliver Twist
  5. Clarissa
  6. Gone With the Wind
  7. Don Quixote
  8. Testament of Youth
  9. Richard III
  10. The Iliad
  11. Jude the Obscure
  12. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  13. The Master and Margarita
  14. Dracula
  15. The Home and the World
  16. Sense & Sensibility
  17. Madame Bovary
  18. The Diary of Anne Frank
  19. Antigone
  20. The Tale of Genji

(Obviously, YOU choose what books YOU want to list, in what order.)


Next Sunday?

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 22nd August, 2021.

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.

Who’s in?

Add the link for your spin list below and join in the discussion. 

Hashtag: #ccspin

45 thoughts on “CC Spin #27

    1. You always have such interesting entries to the reviews list. I have hardly ever seen a list before where I haven’t read a single one of the books. In this case, I have one of those books on my own list, The Black Arrow. I’m not familiar with very many of the others.

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  1. I’m going to do this one day… if you run one in December, my ARC list is very light so I might be able to do it then… (Plus, that gives me time to get a few more classics for the list.)

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  2. Ooh how lovely! I am in time for the current CC Spin!! I’ve missed joining in on the events clubbers and as I was already earmarked to read Persuasion in August alongside #AustenInAugustRBR’s event and diving back into Jane Eyre in September, this is a good time to sort out what else I can read and/or listen to via audiobook for July! I’ve had such long absences from club events and from reading the Classics — each year I strive to read more and somehow between life and migraines, I seem to accomplish the opposite. I can’t wait to see how my list turns out — especially as I like the advice of neutral choices. At this point, I’m not sure which Classics selections I’ve a mind to read so I might just do a random spin of neutrals and see what comes up! Champion.

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