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 was selected on  January 1st, 2018 and has to be finished by March 31st. The second book gets selected April 1st, 2018 and has to be finished by June 30th...and so on, until I've read them all. If I happen to read more than one spin in a quarter, then I can have a "free pass" for the following quarter, extending my time for the next spin to a whopping 6 months if I so choose.

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 started on January 1st, 2018! 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
(January 1st, 2018 - December 31st, 2022)

Books Completed : 10 / 20

Current Spin : 

1. Animal Farm by George Orwell (August 30, 2019)

2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (September 11, 2019)

3. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (February 28, 2018)

4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (March 15, 2018)

5. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (October 20, 2018)

6. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

7. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (June 3, 2018)

8. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

9. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

10. Daisy Miller by Henry James (May 31, 2019)

11. The Crucible by Arthur Miller (March 27, 2019)

12. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (April 20, 2018)

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 (February 3, 2019)

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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