The Classics Club is where you pledge to read a certain number of classics within a certain time period. Most bloggers end up doing the same thing I chose: 50 classic books in 5 years.
So the Classics Club devised a little game for the Classics Clubbers, and I’ll just let them explain it since they did it so well:
Just for fun, we thought we’d try a Classics Spin for any who are interested. What is the spin?
It’s easy. At your blog, 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.
This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in February & March. (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 April 1. We’ll have a check in or something in April, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.
So, here’s my Classics Club Spin list:
- The Thousand and One Nights
- Robinson Crusoe – Defoe
- Joseph Andrews – Fielding
- William Meister’s Apprenticeship
- Aesop’s Fables
- Don Quixote
- A Tale of a Tub – Swift
- Gulliver’s Travels – Swift
- A Modest Proposal – Swift
- Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus
- Pamela – Richardson
- Sense and Sensibility – Austen
- Gone with the Wind
- Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
- Alias Grace – Atwood
- Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
- Melmouth the Wanderer
- Oliver Twist
- The House of the Seven Gables
What classic novel are you interested in reading?
Thanks for reading,
February 2013 Update: The book chosen was #14, which for me is Frankenstein!!!