January 6, 2014

A Century of Books. Or, Michelle and Simon Totally Sucked Me into a Challenge Against My Will.



A Century of Books is a challenge hosted by Simon at Stuck in a Book.  I saw it on Michelle's blog and it sparked my interest.  Right after I just declared I was not doing anymore challenges.  Dang it.  You evil, wily challenge-makers and sharers of challenges.

See, the whole premise is to read a book from every year of a century.  Well, that just sounds AWESOME, right?  aggh!  I know, it totally does. :(  

So, while I am not as insane as Simon to read 100 books for this in a year (mostly because I can't read that fast but also because I want to read whatever I want to read this year) I am going to challenge myself just to do it.  I am going to start with the 20th century.  As always happens to me, I am sure most of the books I will want to read will fall into the same years but I think this will help me get a well-rounded reading education. :)  I will put all the books I read and link up any reviews here on this post.

1900
1901 
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908 - Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life by E.A. Wallis Budge (Read March 2014)
1909
1910 
1911 
1912
1913
1914 
1915
1916
1917
1918 
1919
1920
1921
1922 - Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Read January 2014)
1923 
1924
1925
1926
1927  
1928  
1929 - A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (Read July 2015)
1930
1931
1932 
1933 
1934
1935
1936
1937 
1938 - Anthem by Ayn Rand
1939
1940 
1941
1942 
1943
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 - The Pearl by John Steinbeck (Read January 2015)
1948 
1949  
1950
1951
1952
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956
1957
1958  
1959 
1960 
1961  
1962 
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967 
1968 
1969 
1970  
1971 
1972 
1973 
1974 - The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda (Read April 2014)
1975 - Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters (Read October 2015)
1976  
1977  
1978  
1979
1980
1981 
1982  
1983 
1984
1985 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Read February/March 2015)
1986 - Poems by Maya Angelou (Read April/May 2016)
1987 
1988  
1989 - Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (Read February 2015)
1990
1991  
1992  
1993 - When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago (Read April 2014)
1994  
1995  
1996   
1997  
1998 - The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Read January 2015)
1999  

9 comments:

  1. Very glad to have you on board! And thanks for spreading the word :) (and for calling me insane ;) It does feel a bit insane, but... well, fingers crossed!)

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    1. LOL! Hey, I would do it if I had the ability!

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  2. This is a very impressive reading challenge! I'm not doing any reading challenges this year (well, so I say right now). Good luck with this one, Becca!

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    1. Yea. Be careful. I said the same thing, remember? lol

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    1. Indeed. That is exactly why I am giving myself more time!

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  4. I'll look forward to seeing your choices; I've also joined the insanity this year ;)

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  5. You are a brave, brave woman! :)

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