Classics Club Spin #22

It’s that time again! Time for The Classics Club Spin #22.  I was on pins and needles the last Spin, hoping the number picked would be a book I was anxious to read. So, here we are again and the nerves are settling in AGAIN. 🙀

How does the Spin work? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Really. Choose 20 books from your Classics Club list, that you have yet to read and post the list to your blog before Sunday, December 22nd.

All you have to do is read the book that corresponds to the number and review it by January 31st, 2020. Seriously,  can it get any easier?

This spin came at the perfect time. Why? Because in order to come up with my Spin list I had to create my TBR for the Reading Classic Books challenge I host. My plan is use the 12 prompts to help me complete my Classics Club list. The prompts and TBR are below. And, yes, if you’re interested you can join in too. Just click on the Reading Classic Books link above.

Now, that’s enough self promotion. Let’s get on with the 20 12 books that have yet to be read on my Classics Club list. I am definitely doing a cheat for the spin. I’ve decided not to list 20 books since this is my Reading Classic Books TBR and I plan on reading them this year.

1) Read a classic over 500 pages
Jane Eyre
2) Read a classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character
Invisible Man
3) Read a classic that takes place in a country other than where you live
The Plague
4) Read a classic in translation
Amerika by Franz Kafka
5) Read a classic by a new to you author N/A
6) Read a book of poetry
7) Read a classic written between 1800-1860
Dracula by Bram Stoker
8) Read a classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character Passing by Nella Larsen
9) Read a classic written by a woman
To Kill a Mockingbird
10) Read a classic novella
Candide by Voltaire
11) Read a classic nonfiction
Black Boy by Richard Wright
12) Read a classic that has been banned or censored
Fahrenheit 451

Ha! So, I didn’t think this through when developing the challenge prompts. I don’t have a new to me author on my Classics Club list so if No. 5 is chosen, I’ll read No. 6.

Which book would you like to see me read for The Classics Club Spin? What book are you hoping to read as your CC Spin?

And don’t forget to checkout the Reading Classic Books Challenge.

19 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #22

  1. Chris Wolak December 20, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    What a great list! I kind of hope you get Dracula as it’s one of my all-time favorites, but that’s just me being selfish. Or should I say shelf-ish? 🧛‍♂️

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    • The Broken Spine December 22, 2019 / 2:07 am

      Hi Chris, I wouldn’t be sad if Dracula was the one. It would be a reread, but I haven’t read it in about 20 years and I don’t really remember that much about it.

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      • Chris Wolak December 22, 2019 / 9:28 am

        Have you heard about the new Dracula adaptation on Netflix? It looks like it might have potential.

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    • The Broken Spine December 22, 2019 / 2:11 am

      I’m sad and slightly embarrassed to say that To Kill a Mockingbird has been on my TBR every year since I bought it about 4 or 5 years ago. I would definitely be happy if that one was chosen.


    • The Broken Spine December 22, 2019 / 2:13 am

      Thanks Mary! I’ve been trying to read more classics, but something newer and shiner always comes around. Hopefully this is the year.

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  2. Katherine Nabity December 16, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    I love Beowulf, but really only the Seamus Heaney translation (though to be fair I haven’t read the Tolkein translation which is probably also quite good).

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    • The Broken Spine December 16, 2019 / 7:32 pm

      I have the Seamus Heaney edition. I’ve heard it’s the best. I read a prose version in college and it sucked. I’ve since read bits and pieces of it in verse and have enjoyed it much more.

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      • Katherine Nabity December 16, 2019 / 10:29 pm

        Same! I read a prose version for a History of the Middle Ages class and it was…not exciting. I have read a little of the Tolkien translation and it felt more English to me versus Heaney’s feeling more Nordic.

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    • The Broken Spine December 16, 2019 / 7:34 pm

      I agree with you about Jane Eyre. It will be a reread and it’s one of my favs. To Kill A Mockingbird and Fahrenheit 451 have been on and off my TBR for years and I really need to get them read.

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  3. Brona December 16, 2019 / 1:29 am

    I wish you Jane Eyre, my favourite Bronte 😊
    Maybe you’ll have to scroll through the club’s list of reviews to find a new to you author?!

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