The Classics Club Spin sounds like fun, and while I've spent the last few days resisting joining in, I've finally decided to give in. The main reason I've been hesitating to take part is because I haven't been able to get much reading done so far this year. I've been up to my neck in household work and at the end of the day I am simply too exhausted to read anything that requires me to concentrate even a wee bit. However, surely I can finish ONE book by April 1st? I don't really know…but I'm going to try.
So, the 'Spin' requires us to list out 20 books from our Classics Club list that we have as yet to read, and on Monday, when a number is drawn from any number between 1 and 20 we have to read the book on our twenty-list that corresponds with that number.
Before I list out my twenty I just want to warn you folk that I have been meaning to update my Classics Club List for ages and simply haven't had the time. As a result there will be quite a few books on the 'spin' list that aren't in my original classics list.
Now, here goes!
- The Name of the Rose (curious)
- The Remains of the Day (sort of hesitant)
- Julius Caesar (excited!)
- Mary Barton (incomplete)
- The Moonstone (very hesitant about reading a mystery)
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (currently neutral)
- Wuthering Heights (AaaaaH! Would be my fourth or fifth try!!!)
- The Pilgrim's Progress (incomplete)
- Kim (hesitant)
- Things Fall Apart (neutral)
- King Lear (looking forward to this one!)
- The Garden of Evening Mists (curious)
- Ben Hur (so looking forward to)
- Black Beauty (incomplete)
- The Return of the Native (very hesitant)
- The White Tiger (eager)
- The Help (eager)
- The Jew of Malta (neutral)
- Mansfield Park (neutral)
- An Equal Music (neutral)
I have tried to avoid chunksters in this list as I'm sure I'd find them incredibly daunting at this time. The irony of it, though, is that I was hoping to finish two of them by the end of April so that I could return them to mom when I meet her then, and one of them by June so that I return it to my best friend. All of them are over 700 pages long, and the thought of tackling them any time soon sends me into a panic!
Well…here's to seeing what I get in the draw.