Way back when I was at Sixth Form I studied Art Fashion and one of the many things I learnt was how to use a spinning wheel. I carded wool, spun it (using a spinning wheel and a handheld spinner) and then dyed it…oh I miss doing textile stuff. Sadly this isn’t a post about my fashion skills, but about a different type of spinning…The Classics Club Spin.


The rules are as follows:

1. List 20 books from your Classics Club list.
2. Number them 1-20.
3. Wait until Monday when a random number is selected.
4. You have February and March to read that book.

I have been neglecting my Classics list for a while, or I had least think I have, so why not have someone pick the book for me. Due to work and the fact I won’t be on holiday during this time I haven’t selected any of the longer/tougher books n my lists, wisely choosing to safe those until the summer holidays.

Books I have Studied

1. East Lynne by Ellen Wood

2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

3. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy

4. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

5. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Dickens List

6. The Old Curiosity Shop

7. Great Expectations

8. Little Dorritt

9. Oliver Twist

10. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Random List

11. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

12. Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie

13. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

14. Vilette by Charlotte Bronte

15. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H.Lawrence

The Austen List

16. Persuasion

17. Emma

18. Sense and Sensibility

19. Mansfield Park

20. Northanger Abbey

So yes here is my list and I eagerly anticipate Monday and the magic number.


4 thoughts on “Spinning

    1. I’m going to be reading Charlotte Bronte’s Villette, which should be interesting! I was hoping for a book I already owned, so thank goodness the Classics are free on the Kindle!

      1. Part of the reason I didn’t join is that I don’t own 20 of the books off my list. Atleast as you said the classics are free for the kindle. I just think I need to make a dent in the books I already have. Hope you enjoy!

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