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Classics Club Spin 12 #CCSpin

Updated to say that the Spin picked I Capture the Castle and here’s the link to my review.
I joined the Classics Club because I wanted to participate in the spins.

classicsclub1What’s a spin? When they announce SPIN!!! like it’s “Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, GOOOSE!!!” and you have to list 20 books from your list of 50 that you want to read and they spin the wheel to pick a number and you have to read whichever book is listed at that spot. The spin number is announced March 7 and you have to read the chosen title by the first week of May. Fun, huh?

I’m making a new list this time around: (ALPHABETICAL)

1 And Then There Were None / Agatha (I might have read this when I was a teen…)

2 Brighton Rock / Graham Greene (this also counts for WiaN)

3 Charlotte Sometimes / Penelope Farmer

4 Cry the Beloved Country / A Paton (I had attempted this once and abandoned; let’s try again. This will from now on be a MUST-HAVE-ON-SPIN-LIST title.)

5 The Double Helix / JD Watson

6 The Dud Avocado / Elaine Dundy (Our friend Jill read this recently; would be awesome if she sent it to me. HINT HINT)

7 The House of Seven Gables / Hawthorne (I recently read The Map of True Places which referenced this title a LOT.)

8 I Capture the Castle / Dodie Smith

9 Jude the Obscure / Tom Hardy (I own a copy)

10 The King Must Die / Mary Renault (I saw this once at a dusty ol’ junk shop downtown and didn’t buy it. Still kicking myself for that missed opportunity.)

11 Love in a Cold Climate / Nancy Mitford

12 Love in a Fallen City / Eileen Chang

13 Naked Lunch / Burroughs

14 Orlando / Woolf (this has been on my tbr for FAR TOO LONG)

15 The Ox-Bow Incident / WVT Clark

16 Rabbit, Run / Updike (I have never read this author, have you?)

17 Stoner / John Williams

18 The Way We Live Now / Anthony Trollope

19 West with the Night / Beryl Markham

20 Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys

I’m cheering for  1, 2, 8, 9 and 14 while hoping that 12, 15, and 19 are NOT chosen. Basically rooting for the single digits 1-10 and not the last half of the list. Just cuz, no real reason. Whichever number the ball falls on is fine…



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