The Classics Club

#CCSpin List – Number 21

It’s spin list time! YAY! I’ve historically preformed horribly with these…i don’t think i’ve ever finished a spin book. Wow! But i still want to atleast participate. I’ve decided to theme my list with all scary books since the reading timeframe is October. That will def motivate me to read. Ive decided to choose seven books and randomize them into 20 spots. Not sure if this adheres to the rules, but i love this list! I’m hoping for Tenant of Wildfell Hall!

If you haven’t participated before, it’s very easy. Just pick 20 books from your classics list and tune in next week to see which number is drawn…then you have to read that book! πŸ˜€ Also, if you haven’t joined the classics club, give it some thought. It’s great fun. Please feel free to add any questions about the club or event in the comments below. Also, you can read more about joining here.

1. Ovid, Metamorphoses
2. Blank*
3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
4. Blank*
5. Anne Bronte, Tenant of Wildfell Hall
6. Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
8. Daphane Du Maurier, Rebecca
9. Ovid, Metamorphoses
10. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
11. Blank*
12. Fyodor Dostoyvesky, Crime and Punishment
13. Anne Bronte, Tenant of Wildfell Hall
14. Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
15. Daphane Du Maurier, Rebecca
16. Blank*
17. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
18. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
19. Blank*
20. Anne Bronte, Tenant of Wildfell Hall

*Thanks to The Once Lost Wanderer for the “blank” idea! If blank is chosen, I’m excused from the spin.

Which books are on your spin list & which # are you hoping for?

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Number 5 is the chosen number! Woot! The Tenant of Wildfell Hall!! Yes!! This was my #1 choice…yes!

Combining a sensational story of a man’s physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of betrayal is set within a stern moral framework tempered by Anne Bronte’s optimistic belief in universal redemption.

It tells the story of the estranged wife of a dissolute rake, desperate to protect her son from his destructive influence, in full flight from a shocking world of debauchery and cruelty. Drawing on her first-hand experiences with her brother Branwell, Bronte’s novel scandalized contemporary readers and still retains its power to shock today.

I’ll be reading this book later in the month after I finish Crimival.

Check the archive if you are interested in past Classic Club posts. Also, if you want more info on the club, check out the Official Club Blog.

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I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


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