I know. I know. You guys are probably getting tired of all the lists I’ve been posting about what I want to read. I can’t help it. I’m currently a reader who can’t get much read right now so I’m looking at everything I want to read and participate in.
The Classics Club is hosting round 2 of The Classics Spin. The last event was such a success that I’ve decided to participate again. Hopefully when the semester is over, I can formally join this perpetual reading challenge. Here are the rules for the Classics Spin:
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books you’ve got left from your Classics Club list.
- Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday, May 20th.
- Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by July 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy
- The Family Among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski
- The Iliad by Homer
- Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
- House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Maus by Art Speigelman
- Beloved by Toni Morrison (reread)
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (reread)
- Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
- The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
- Sula by Toni Morrison
- From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
- Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
- The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
- Passing by Nella Larsen
I can’t wait to find out which number is picked. Are you joining the Classics Spin?
Note: It’s Monday and the number 6 was picked so this summer I’m reading The Iliad. I’m a little hesitant but it’s a book that’s been on my shelf for years unread. I really like my list as a whole, so I think I’ll try to read many of the books on it in the coming year.