Monday, May 20, 2013

The Classics Spin #2--UPDATE

Our wonderful club/challenge, The Classics Club, is hosting The Classics Spin.

Full details, as outlined on TCC blog:

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 or something in July, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.

My spin list (view my entire Classics Club list HERE). I chose mine with and placed them in the categories accordingly.

Five I'm dreading (sort of):
1.  Silas Marner by George Eliot
2.  Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
3.  Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
4.  Villette by Charlotte Bronte
5.  The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Five I can't wait to read:

*6.  The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver*
7.  The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
8.  The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
9.  The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain
10. The Once and Future King by T.H. White

I'm neutral:

11. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 
by Charles Dickens
12. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
13. The World According to Garp by John Irving
14. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
15. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

Five free choices--rereads/favorite authors/other:

16. Little Women 
by Louisa May Alcott
17. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
18. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
19. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
20. The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd

What's on your spin list?

My Spin selection is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

What was yours?


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  1. Nice list! I haven't read anything on your list except Little Women. I hope you end up with a good read.

  2. Ew, Dr. Zhivago, I'd dread that too :) I'd like to try Poisonwood Bible again, I'd started it once but didn't finish. Good luck and hope you get a good #...waiting to see what the pick is today!

  3. Guess what? It was Poisonwood Bible that was my #6. Yay! I'm feeling pretty okay with that. =O)

  4. Thanks! Poisonwood Bible was the one. Not too shabby!

  5. Barbara Kingsolver is such a great writer! I haven't read Poisonwood Bible (yet) but I love her non-fiction. Happy reading.

  6. yay, lucky you! Mine is Robinson Crusoe. Have you read it?

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