It’s time for another Classics Spin for any who are interested. What is the spin?
It’s easy. At your blog, by next Monday, May 20, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list – in a separate post.
This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in May & June. (Details follow.) So, try to challenge yourself. For example, 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.)
Next Monday, 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 July 1. We’ll have a check in post for July, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.
Do you have that?
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
- Try to challenge yourself: list five 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.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday.
- Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that
correspondsto the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by July 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
Five books I've been looking forward to reading:
1. A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
2. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
3. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
7. Armadale by Wilkie Collins
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
9. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
10. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Every 5th unread book on my list:
11. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
12. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
13. Agnes Grey by Ann Bronte
14. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Burns
15. The Cantebury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
16. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
17. The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
18. Birdsong by Sebastian Foulks
19. Daisy Miller by Henry James
20. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
Okay, I'm going with that. We'll see what Monday brings.