I have seen this on a couple of blogs now – and I wasn’t sure I would join in – mainly because I know I will be reading at least a couple of books from my classic club list before April. However this challenge gives me the chance to maybe read one of the ones I know I will keep putting off.
What is the spin?
1. By next Monday, Feb 18, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list – in a separate post each one numbered from 1 to 20.
2. This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in February & March. So, try to challenge yourself. You could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
3 Next Monday, The Classics club will post a number from 1 to 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by April 1.
Well I didn’t have any books I was dreading on my list – but there are some I know I keep by-passing and so I have added them to my list – along with some I am perhaps fairly neutral about and a few I simply can’t wait to read.
This is my spin list
1. Rites of Passage – William Golding
2. The Brimming Cup – Dorothy Canfield
3. Lying Days – Nadine Gordimer
4. Company Parade – Storm Jameson
5. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner
6. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton
7. The Song of the Lark – Willa Cather
8. The Conservationist – Nadine Gordimer
9. The Odd Women – George Gissing
10. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
11. The Little Girls – Elizabeth Bowen
12. Salem Chapel – Margaret Oliphant
13. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
14. Taking Chances – Molly Keane
15. The Squire – Enid Bagnold
16. Summer – Edith Wharton
17. Farewell Leicester Square – Betty Miller
18. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen
19. The Rising Tide – Molly Keane
20. Emma – Jane Austen
So I will be looking out for that all important number, being drawn next Monday. The corresponding title will either be read towards the end ofthis month or the beginning of March.