Classics Spin


Classics Spin is a challenge hosted by The Classics Club. And...once again...I'm going to do it differently. I'm just a different kind of girl. Like theirs, I will be making a list of twenty classic books. I will also be randomly selecting a number. However, this is where it changes. I will be moving on my own schedule, giving myself a book assignment once a quarter (every 3 months).

The first book for this round gets selected on September 1st and is a bit of a cheater as I'm giving myself an extra month to read it in order to get on a traditional quarterly schedule. As such, it has to be finished by December 31st, 2016. The second book gets selected January 1st, 2017 and has to be finished by March 31st...and so on, until I've read them all.

I'll be selecting my classics from other challenge lists here on the blog...that way I get two birds with one stone, so to speak.

I'll be posting the list of classics on this page and then placing the reading dates in parentheses next to the books as they are selected as well as turning the title and dates green. When I'm finished, they'll be linked to a review (if applicable), and the completion date will be added to the parenthesis (replacing the reading date range).

This round starts on September 1st, 2016! I've chosen my list of classics selectively...because I can. My only rule was that each author could only be featured once. Let's see how I do this time around...


Classics Spin #3
(Started September 1st, 2016)

Books Completed : 0 / 20




1. Animal Farm by George Orwell

2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

3. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

5. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

6. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

7. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

8. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

9. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

10. Daisy Miller by Henry James

11. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

12. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

13. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

14. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

15. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

16. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

17. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

18. Candide by Voltaire

19. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

20. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote



Classics Spin #2
(Started April 1st, 2015...abandonded...sigh)
Books Completed : 3/20





1. Animal Farm by George Orwell

2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

7. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - Spun August 4, 2015, Finish by December 31, 2015

8. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

9. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

10. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (May 11, 2015)

11. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

13. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

14. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

15. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (October 18, 2015)

16. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

17. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

18. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

19. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton  (July 24, 2015)

20. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf




Classics Spin #1


(Started July 1, 2014...abandoned)
Books Completed : 2 / 20




1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (July 26, 2014)

2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (September 13th, 2014)

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