The Classics Club has come up with a fun way to get us motivated and reading our list books–the Classics Spin! This will be my fourth time participating, and since I had such a great spin last time I’m feeling confident that I can do it again.
To add to the fun, I’ve got five choices that fit in with the Classics Club Post-Colonial/World Literature event for the month of May.
The rules are:
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List (Disclaimer: I’m kind of “adjusting” my list as I go, so to be fair a lot of these aren’t on the original 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 July 7th, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
So here we go with my spin list for this time around:
Five I’m Hesitant to Read
1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
2. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper
3. Vanity Fair by William Thackery
4. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
5. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Five I Can’t Wait to Read
6. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
8. Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
10. The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
Five I’m Neutral About
11. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
12. My Antonia by Willa Cather
13. The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
14. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
15. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Five Post-colonial/World Lit Classics
16. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
17. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
18. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
19. Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye
20. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Good luck to everyone participating!