It’s time once again to embrace all things spin-ish in the world of classic reading.
The Classics Club has announced #ccspin 11.
The lucky spin number will be drawn on Monday 7th December.
Simply read the book spun up for you by the 1st February 2016 and link your review back to the club.
Easy and fun.
I love it every time I see the Spin post pop up.
I love seeing what everyone else is reading and I love preparing a new list.
My previous spins have been mostly successful and/or enjoyable. I’ve also enjoyed reading along with other Classic Clubbers during most of the spins:
#1 The Magnificent Ambersons with Cat.
#2 Tess of the D’Urbervilles with Lakeside Musings & Several Four Many.
#3 My Cousin Rachel.
#4 The Brothers Karamazov with Bree who also read a Dostoyevsky novel for this spin.I gave up on this chunkster about halfway through, then I lost the bok during our move earlier in the year…serendipity, I say!
#5 The Odyssey with Plethora of Books.This one was a bit of a cheat as I had started it for another readalong, but struggled to finish.I added it to my list to motivate me to finish it.When no. 20 spun up it seemed like the gods had decreed it so!
#6 No Name by Wilkie Collins with Melbourne on My Mind.
#7 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson with Booker Talk – my first classic non-fiction spin.
#8 Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh has been my one and only dud Spin read so far.
#9 The Great World by David Malouf my first Australian classic spin.
#10 A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark.
I have read 52/125 on my ever evolving and expanding Classics Club list. My list will try to include some of the classic book already included in other challenges like my Women’s Literature Classic challenge, #Woolfalong, #XmasinSummer and The Little House on the Prairie readalong.
1. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
2. Indiana by George Sand
4. O Pioneers by Willa Cather with Relevant Obscurity
5. Summer by Edith Wharton shared author with You, Me and a Cup of Tea
6. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad with Relevant Obscurity
7. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens with Karen @Books and Chocolate
8. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing with Care’s Online Bookclub
9. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell with Jillian @Reading American Leaves
10. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell with Jessica @The Bookworm Chronicles
11. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell with Margaret @Books Please
12. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
13. Diary of a Provincial Lady by D M Delafield with Audrey @Books as Food
14. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith with Care’s Online Bookclub
15. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor with Jane @Beyond Eden Rock
16. Essence of the Thing by Madeleine St John
17. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
18. The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
19. So Big by Edna Ferber with Christy @A Good Stopping Point
20. The Dream by Emile Zola shared author with Cleo @Classical Carousel
I wonder what Monday will spin us?
It’s number 19!
So Big by Edna Ferber.
My reading buddy will be Christy from A Good Stopping Point.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and widely considered to be Edna Ferber’s greatest achievement, “So Big” is a classic novel of turn-of-the-century Chicago.
It is the unforgettable story of Selina Peake DeJong, a gambler’s daughter, and her struggles to stay afloat and maintain her dignity and her sanity in the face of marriage, widowhood, and single parenthood. A brilliant literary masterwork from one of the twentieth century’s most accomplished and admired writers, the remarkable “So Big” still resonates with its unflinching view of poverty, sexism, and the drive for success