Thank you dear Classics Clubbers for such a timely and much needed boost to my morale!
For details on how to join in a #CCSpin, click on the link here.
The main thing you need to know though, is to compile your list of 20 books by this Friday - the 17th November.
On that day a number will be randomly selected.
That's the book you read.
You have until the 31st of December to finish your book and review it.
Join in the fun by visiting the other players and commenting on their lists.
It's a great way to meet like-minded bloggers and explode your TBR classics wishlist!
My previous spins have been mostly successful and/or enjoyable.
I've also made my own fun by trying to read my books with other Classic Clubbers during many of the spins.
#1 The Magnificent Ambersons with Cat @Tell Me A Story.
#2 Tess of the D'Urbervilles with JoAnn @Lakeside Musings & Several Four Many.
#3 My Cousin Rachel - hope to watch the movie soon.
#4 The Brothers Karamazov - I floundered about halfway through this chunkster, then I lost the book when we moved two years ago...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 cc 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 Karen @Booker Talk - my first classic non-fiction spin.
#8 Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh - 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.
#11 So Big by Edna Ferber with Christy - we both experienced the joy of rediscovering a forgotten award winning classic.
#12 Dubliners by James Joyce - too depressing and hopeless for my state of mind at the time.
#13 The Catherine Wheel by Catherine Harrower - my second Aussie #ccspin classic.
#14 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnet - it's weird how books remind you not only of the time or place within the book but also the time and place where you read them. This spin book was read one weekend whilst visiting my father-in-law. Seeing this cover on my list today made me tear up straight away and took me back to the lovely weekend we all enjoyed together last year.
#15 Out of Africa by Karen Blixen - a disappointment in the end. The movie was better.
#16 The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E M Delafield.
Now that my Classics Club List is finally getting smaller, it is also getting harder for me to match all 20 books with another reader.
If you spot a match with your list, please let me know before the magic number is selected on Friday, I can then tweek my list to suit.
1. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
2. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath with Elley the Book Otter
4. The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield
5. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn with Katrina @Reading Record Blog
6. This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald with Jillian @In Her Books
7. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
8. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe with Laurie @Relevant Obscurity
9. The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck with Elley the Book Otter
10. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
11. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde with Amanda @Simpler Pastimes
12. Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
13. Indiana by George Sand
14. Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington with Jillian @In Her Books
15. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
16. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather with Allison @Climbing Mount To Be Read
17. War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
18. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
19. Corinne by Stael
20. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Friday: The lucky spin number is 4 which means that I'll be reading my oh so pretty VMC designer edition copy of The Diary of a Provincial Lady. After the month I've had, I cannot tell you how delighted I am the I have spun such a beautiful, charming, gentle book to ease me into the Christmas.
How did you fare?