Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I Need To Spin!

I'm so excited to be particippating in another Classics Club Spin!  It's been too long since I did one. Though I don't always finish the book, I love the chance and the challenge.

I used to create a spin list divided into categories (categories I created based on the types of works I intended to read for the Classics Club).  Last time I participated in a spin (a long time ago), I took note of a few bloggers who decided to make the list random using  I like random, so that's what I'm going to do again.

So here's my list:

1. Medea, by Euripides
2. The Waves, by Virginia Woolf
3. Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
4. The Weapons Shop, by A.E. van Vogt
5. Appointment with Death, by Agatha Christie
6. Daisy Miller, by Henry James
7. Dracula's Guest, by Bram Stoker
8. A Fairwell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
9. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
10. Lyrical Ballads, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth
11. Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
12. From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne
13. Sherlock Holmes #2: The Sign of Four, by Arthur Conan Doyle
14. Stories from Hans Christian Andersen
15. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
16. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
17. The Cat In The Hat, by Dr. Seuss
18. Tales of Angria, by Charlotte Brontë
19. Three Series, Complete, by Emily Dickinson
20. Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery

You know what I realized while making my list?  I've read enough books that I had to regenerate a lot of my random numbers. That's good, right?  I like the list I've ended up with. There is a bit of everything.  There is some genre, some young adult, a couple short stories, some poetry and even a children's book.  I think it worked out well.

I'm hoping for Agatha Christie though.  As soon as that popped up, I knew I had to read it.  Even if it is not my spin book, I think I'll be reading it soon.  What book are you hoping for?


  1. Replies
    1. Macbeth would be awesome. It's been a while since I read some Shakespeare.

  2. Rebecca, Giovanni's Room, or Man's Search for Meaning. Though I love your list!!

    1. Thanks! I've heard Rebecca is fantastic. Maybe I'll get to it one day (just not for this spin).

  3. I'm enjoying seeing how everyone is making the Spin work for them. All the individual approaches make for an interesting blog hopping experience :-)

    1. I agree. Categories are fun, but so is being random, there's less thought and more chance. The diversity of classic literature is great to see too.

  4. Anonymous2/4/15 13:36

    I really loved Cat's Cradle so I'm hoping for #15 for you. :)
    I didn't have a plan when I first tried to make my list of 20 and then I decided to add the shortest books from my 50 list. I had been curious about how many chunksters and not that I had so now I know.

    1. I'm excited for Cat's Cradle too. I loved Slaughterhouse-Five and I know I need more Vonnegut in my life.

  5. I'm happy to see Hemingway present, and there are many other great books on this list as well. I also have Little Dorrit on my list and would be pleased to read that next. Hope you enjoy whatever book gets spun!

    1. I haven't read Hemingway in a long time and I'd like to read more of him. Same goes for Dickens. I'm pretty confident with the books on my list, whatever one I get, I think I'll enjoy it.