Saturday, May 18, 2013

Classics Club Spin #2

The Classics Clubs is hosting its second spin event. This is my FIRST EVER Classics Club event and I'm very excited about joining this community of readers. For the spin, you simply choose 20 books in 4 categories. The moderators will announce a random number and whatever title in your list corresponds to the number, that's the book you read by July 1.

5 Books I'm Hesitant to Read
1. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
2. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
3. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
4. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
5. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

5 Books I'm Excited About
6. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo <-- THE WINNER! My Review
7. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
8. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
9. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
10. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

5 Books I'm Neutral About
11. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
12. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
13. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
14. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
15. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

5 Books I Already Have
16. A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
17. The View from Saturday by EL Konigsburg
18. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
20. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry


  1. Ohhh I love Kate di Camillo - I hope you get that.
    Good luck :-)

    1. Somehow I've only read Tiger Rising and Edward Tulane! I'm way behind on the Kate DiCamillo thing! My students are incredulous at my lack of knowledge.

    2. Ohhh I'm feeling a tad psychic right now!
      Hope you enjoy Winn Dixie :-)

  2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll of my FAVORITES. There's so much more to it than might seem on the surface. Man, I love it! Hope you get to it and I hope it tips you over from the "neutral" meter. :)

    1. I'm planning to read The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor and it's a parody of Alice. I will need to read the original first, so even if we don't get that number, I'll be reading Alice soon =)

  3. The View from Saturday is one of my favorite Newbery winners. I remember liking My Father's Dragon when I read it out loud to my kids. If nothing else, it's very short!

    1. Shelley - I've had The View from Saturday for years, but I can never bring myself to pick it up. Maybe this Spin is just what I need!

  4. I love your list! I wish I added more children's books to my list. Tuck Everlasting is one of my favorite books to reread. I hope whichever book you end up with, you enjoy. Good luck! :-)