It's time for another CC Spin over @The Classics Club.
I believe that Jean @Howling Frog, O @Quaint & Curious Volumes and myself may be the only three clubbers who have participated in ALL 18 spins. Let's make it 19!
Compile your list of 20 books by Tuesday - the 27th November.
On that day a number will be randomly selected.
That's the book you read.
You have until the 31st January 2019 to finish your book and review it.
Yes, you read that date correctly!
This is an extra special, super-dooper CHUNKSTER edition of the Classics Club Spin. We challenge you to fill this spin list with 20 of those HUGE books you’ve been putting off reading because you didn’t have enough time. With this spin we are giving you the time – nearly 10 weeks in fact – to tackle one of those imposing tomes on your classics shelf.
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!
CC Spin #19.
Featuring chunksters from my CC List 2.
If you spot a match with your list, please let me know before the magic number is selected on Tuesday, I can then tweek my list to suit.
- Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson shared Louisa May Alcott read with Michelle @True Book Addict
- 1788 by Watkin Tench
- A Dance to the Music of Time: Spring by Anthony Powell shared with Christina @Book Tapestry
- Basil by Wilkie Collins shared with @Booker Talk
- Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee shared with O @Quaint & Curious Volumes
- Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
- Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens shared with Jessica @The Bookworm Chronicles
- Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
- The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
- Petersburg by Andrei Bely
- Coonaroo by Katharine Susannah Prichard
- Letters on Life by Rainer Maria Rilke
- Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
- Red Sky at Sunrise by Laurie Lee
- The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin shared with Emma @Words and Peace
- Hiroshima by John Hersey shared with Anne @My Head is Full of Books
- Elizabeth Gaskell by Jenny Uglow
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville shared with Deb @Readerbuzz
- The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
- Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
Previous CC Spins
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.
So far I have read:
CC Spin #1 (2013 #14) The Magnificent Ambersons with Cat @Tell Me A Story.
CC Spin #2 (2013 #6) Tess of the D'Urbervilles with JoAnn @Lakeside Musings & Several Four Many.
CC Spin #3 (2013 #4) My Cousin Rachel - hope to watch the movie soon.
CC Spin #4 (2014 #10) The Brothers Karamazov - I was flounderng about halfway through this chunkster, when I lost it during a move...serendipity, I say!
CC Spin #5 (2014 #20) The Odyssey with Plethora of Books - This one was a bit of a cheat as I had started it for another readalong, but was struggling to finish it. I added it to my cc list to motivate me. When no. 20 spun up it seemed like the gods had decreed it so!
CC Spin #6 (2014 #1) No Name by Wilkie Collins with Melbourne on My Mind.
CC Spin #7 (2014 #17) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson with Karen @Booker Talk - my first classic non-fiction spin.
CC Spin #8 (2015 #13) Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh - my one and only dud Spin read so far. Satire is not my thing.
CC Spin #9 (2015 #2) The Great World by David Malouf - my first Australian classic spin.
CC Spin #10 (2015 #5) A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark.
CC Spin #11 (2016 #19) So Big by Edna Ferber with Christy - we both experienced the joy of rediscovering a forgotten award winning classic.
CC Spin #12 (2016 #8) Dubliners by James Joyce - too depressing and hopeless for my state of mind at the time.
CC Spin #13 (2016 #15) The Catherine Wheel by Catherine Harrower - my second Aussie #ccspin classic.
CC Spin #14 (2016 #1) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnet
CC Spin #15 (2017 #12) Out of Africa by Karen Blixen - a disappointment in the end. The movie was better.
CC Spin #16 (2017 #4) The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E M Delafield - a book that grew better with reflection & the passing of time.
CC Spin #17 (2018 #3) Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy reading with Tasheena @Dear Reader
CC Spin #18 (2018 #9) The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch - a curious choice with many, many layers and themes to explore.
CC Spin #19 (2019 #1) Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson shared Louisa May Alcott read with Michelle @True Book Addict
Louisa May Alcott is known universally. Yet during Louisa's youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson—an eminent teacher and a friend of Emerson and Thoreau. He desired perfection, for the world and from his family. Louisa challenged him with her mercurial moods and yearnings for money and fame. The other prize she deeply coveted—her father's understanding—seemed hardest to win.
This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.