CC Spin #29

Hello, Clubbers!

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

It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 20th March, 2022, 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 20th, March, 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 30th April, 2022. That’s a six 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 30th April, 2022 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, 20th March.
  • We’ll announce a number from 1-20. 
  • Read that book by 30th April, 2022.

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 30th April, 2022.

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

49 thoughts on “CC Spin #29

  1. I didn’t get my list up in time because I’m in trial this week and my brain is frazzled. So whatever number you pick I am going to go down my CC list and find the unread book that corresponds to that number. If that doesn’t make sense, blame my trial brain.

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  2. I wish we had more time to read classic club spin book. Since there are 4 challenges a year, it would be nice to have for example two or three months to read it, instead of current 6 weeks.

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    1. We mix up short and long reading times throughout the year, to try and suit as many reading styles as possible. You could always stack your list with the slim books for the shorter time frames. The Christmas spin is usually at least 2 months long, so watch out for that one.

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      1. Must admit I agree with Taci, Brona. Shorter time frames don’t work when so many classics are long and require a level of concentration, and when we all tend to have schedules of review books and other challenges and so on to fit in. I’ve often missed a spin completely because I don’t feel I can fit in a classic in the timeframe given. A longer timeframe doesn’t mean faster readers have to slow down. They can still schedule to start their read whenever suits them. But it gives slower (or busier) readers more chance to participate.

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