The Classics Spin!

classics_club_buttonThe Classics Club has come up with a fun way to get us motivated and reading our list books–the Classics Spin! And since my own list has been languishing a bit lately, I’m going to accept the challenge. The rules are:

  • 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 corresponds to the number we announce.
  • The challenge is to read that book by April 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)

So here goes!

Five books I’m dreading/hesitant to read

1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

2. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper

3. Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant

4. Antigone by Sophocles

5. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Five books I can’t WAIT to read

6. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

7. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

8. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

9. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Five books I’m neutral about

11. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

12. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

13. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

14. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

15. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery

Five re-reads

16.  The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

17. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

18. Mythology by Edith Hamilton

19. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

20. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


8 thoughts on “The Classics Spin!

  1. Geoff W

    Oh no don’t be afraid of Wuthering Heights, I love it! I’ll reread or when you read it! Also I can’t wait to read/re-read so many on your spin list.

    1. Too Fond Post author

      I could use a reading partner to motivate me. I don’t know why I have a bad feeling about WH–think it’s because I’ve tried to read it several times and failed.

  2. Riv @ Bookish Realm

    Lots of good stuff in your list! I wonder why you are dreading “Frankenstein”; I myself am rather curious about this one (and it can’t be the size since I think it’s quite a slim book 🙂 ). Vanity Fair is an interesting piece, though a bit on the “brick” side, good luck in case you get that one!

    1. Too Fond Post author

      I read Frankenstein years ago and remember enjoying it, but for some reason I’m having trouble making myself pick it up again. Maybe the spin will make me do it! 🙂

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