I was planning to blog about March reading plans and get myself a pat on the back for adhering so well to the Jan and Feb reading plans; however as I opened wordpress, I saw a notification from The Classic Club, a notification that I just could not ignore! It was naturally for a Spin event, the #12 in the series and the first one of 2016. Over the years I have read such wonderful books as well as some oh!-I-can-so-have-done-without-this books through the Spin, but they have all been an uniformly enriching and interesting experience! Therefore there was no way in the world I was missing this spin. The rules remain simple as always and I quote directly from the The Classic Club Page

  • At your blog, by next Monday, March 7, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list — in a separate post.
  • This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in March & April. (Details follow.) So, try to challenge yourself.
  • Next Monday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to
  • read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by May 2, 2016.

Thus, the List –

  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  3. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  4. The Wings of Dove by Henry James
  5. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  6. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  7. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
  8. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  9. The Name of a Rose by Umberto Eco
  10. A Room with a View by M Forster
  11. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  12. The House of Seven Gables by Nathanie Hawthorne
  13. Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
  14. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  15. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
  16. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  17. As I lay Dying by William Faulkner
  18. Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  19. Hunger by Knut Hamsum
  20. I Claudius by Robert Graves

Finally I now sit back and await Monday!

22 thoughts on “Spining in 2016

  1. Jillian says:

    Best of luck for a great title! I haven’t read any of these, so I can’t send out an “I hope you get ____,” but I hope you get something good. 🙂

    1. cirtnecce says:

      Thank You! They are formidable so I am keeping my fingers crossed! You have some great titles as well! Happy Spinning! 🙂

  2. Oh, your list is scary, to me at least. I would pray for Death Comes for the Archbishop or the Tempest (love that play!). Have a great spin and I will quake for you when Monday comes. 🙂

    1. cirtnecce says:

      hahhaaaaa…Cleo, I can bet my bottom dollar that if I get something interesting on Monday, you will be the first one to join! Scary or not!

  3. Stefanie says:

    Ooh, several of those are on my own reading list!

    1. cirtnecce says:

      Well Stefanie, you know I follow your lead always! 🙂

  4. Wonderful list! I loved your numbers 8 and 9, but Marquez is one of favorite authors, so 1 or 14 would be good, too. Enjoy, whichever one you get.

    1. cirtnecce says:

      Thank You!! Happy reading to you too!

  5. Great list! Of Human Bondage is just wonderful, one of my all-time favorites — it’s long, but absolutely worth it. A Room with a View is also wonderful, I’ve read it many times. Scoop is pretty hilarious (and a quick read); and I recently finished Return of the Native, which I really enjoyed. If you like audiobooks, there’s an edition narrated by Alan Rickman that is wonderful if you can get your hands on it. Good luck with your spin pick!

    1. cirtnecce says:

      Thank you. I have read some Maugham, but not all. This was my mom’s favorite too! I have really developed a deep liking for Forster and I hope to read all his works one day! Alan Rickman…wow!! I am not much of audiobook fan but Rickman is Rickman! Thank You and happy reading to you too!

  6. Deepika Ramesh says:

    Lovely list. I have read 10, 13, and 14. Although I didn’t get along with ‘A Room With A View’, I adored the other two books. Happy reading! 🙂

  7. cirtnecce says:

    Thank You! I have been planning to read Marquez forever, never got around to it! Really hoping this time lucky!

  8. Brona says:

    I’m very nervous about including Death in Venice this time around – I’m not sure I’m in the mood for it, although if I have a reading buddy that might make it easier 🙂

    Happy Spinning!

    1. cirtnecce says:

      hahhhaaaaa…Brona! Done! Death In Venice is formidable and a reading buddy is most needed! Lets do it…if its not part of the Spin, sometime in the upcoming months!

  9. I just saw that the CC Spin is #8, so you get Cather. So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed three of her books – well, Song of the Lark was a little slow moving – but I am anxious to read Death Comes for the Archbishop! Hope you enjoy it.

    1. cirtnecce says:

      Thank you and this is the first time that I have gotten something I wanted to read as part of the Spin! I LOVE Cather and this is something I have been dying to read forever!

  10. Oh, I LOVED Death Comes for the Archbishop! So lovely (that sounds weird, considering the title!)! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    1. cirtnecce says:

      Thanks Cleo! I love Cather…so I am just happy to get a Spin book I really wanted!

  11. Oh, didn’t the spin fall well for you?! I love Willa Cather and Death Comes for the Archbishop is such a good book.

    1. cirtnecce says:

      Jane…I agree…first time I got a Spin I wanted! 😉

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