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About meI'm 56 and enjoy quality fiction and history/ biography. Also LOVE knitting and sewing (unusual stuff!), walking, my 3 cats. Have signed up for Stuck in a Book's 'Century of Books' Challenge (one book from each year 1919-2018, so will record it here: (completed!! 5 Jan 2019!!)

READING CHALLENGE: total so far 100

1920: Hungry Hearts--Anzia Yezierska
1921: Vera-----Elizabeth von Arnim
1922: The Life and Death of Harriet Frean--May Sinclair
1923: The Ladies of Lyndon--Margaret Kennedy
1924: The Matriarch--GB Stern
1925: The Mother's Recompense--Edith Wharton
1926: Crewe Train---Rose Macaulay
1927: The Bridge of San Luis Rey--Thornton Wilder
1928: Up the Country--Miles Franklin
1929: All Quiet on the Western Front--Erich Maria Remarque

1930: His Monkey Wife---John Collier
1931: More from the Primeval Forest--Albert Schweitzer
1932: The Radetzky March--Joseph Roth
1933: The Gowk Storm--Nancy Brysson Morrison
1934: Miss Buncle's Book--DE Stevenson
1935: Empress Elisabeth of Austria--Egon Corti
1936: Live Alone and Like it--Marjorie Hillis
1937: The Education of Hyman Kaplan--Leo Rosten
1938: Floodtide of Fate--Olav Duun
1939: The Grey Goose of Kilnevin--Patricia Lynch

1940:The Heart is a Lonely Hunter--Carson McCullers
1941: Corentyne Thunder--Edgar Mittelholzer
1942: Never no More----Maura Laverty
1943: Two Serious Ladies---Jane Bowles
1944: No More than Human--Maura Laverty
1945: At Mrs Lippincote's--Elizabeth Taylor
1946: Medallions--Zofia Nalkowska
1947: The Slaves of Solitude--Patrick Hamilton
1948: A Little Tea, A Little Chat--Christina Stead
1949: Little Boy Lost--Marghanita Laski

1950:Mary O'Grady---Mary Lavin
1951:My Cousin Rachel---Daphne du Maurier
1952: Many Mansions---Isabel Bolton
1953: Jane and Prudence--Barbara Pym
1954: The Lamb--Francois Mauriac
1955: A Good Man is Hard to Find--Flannery O'Connor
1956: The Poor Christ of Bomba--Mongo Beti
1957: Angel---Elizabeth Taylor
1958:The Changeling---Robin Jenkins
1959: The Flame Trees of Thika---Elspeth Huxley

1960: The Dean's Watch--Elizabeth Goudge
1961: Childhood Memories--GT di Lampedusa
1962: The Pumpkin Eater--Penelope Mortimer
1963: The New Moon with the Old--Dodie Smith
1964: The Stories of Frank Sargeson--Frank Sargeson
1965: After Julius--Elizabeth Jane Howard
1966: Silence---Shusaku Endo
1967:Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth and I--EL Konigsburg
1968: Couples--John Updike
1969: A Suppressed Cry---Victoria Glendinning

1970: Daddy was a Number Runner--Louise Meriwether
1971:The Book of Witnesses--David Kossoff
1972:The Innocents--Margery Sharp
1973: The Brothers Lionheart---Astrid Lindgren
1974: The Diviners---Margaret Laurence
1975:In the Beginning--Chaim Potok
1976: Woolworth Madonna--Elizabeth Troop
1977: How Many Years--Marguerite Yourcenar
1978: God on the Rocks--Jane Gardam
1979: The Cloud Catchers--Ursula Holden

1980: Housekeeping---Marilynne Robinson
1981: Still Missing--Beth Gutcheon
1982: A Boy's Own Story--Edmund White
1983: A Hot Country--Shiva Naipaul
1984: An Angel at My Table--Janet Frame
1985: The Envoy from Mirror City--Janet Frame
1986: The Old Devils--Kingsley Amis
1987: Ellen Foster---Kaye Gibbons
1988: The Wine Dark Sea--Robert Aickman
1989: The Neon Bible--John Kennedy Toole

1990: The Light Years--Elizabeth Jane Howard
1991: Marking Time--Elizabeth Jane Howard
1992: Dona Ines Versus Oblivion--Ana Teresa Torres
1993: Confusion--Elizabeth Jane Howard
1994: The Blue Sky--Galsan Tschinag
1995: Casting Off--Elizabeth Jane Howard
1996: The Green Mile--Stephen King
1997: Voices from Chernobyl--Svetlana Alexievich
1998: A Beautiful Mind--Sylvia Nasar
1999: Falling--Elizabeth Jane Howard

2000: Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress--Dai Sijie
2001: Beside the Sea--Veronique Olmi
2002: The Little Friend--Donna Tartt
2003: Easter Island--Jennifer Vanderbes
2004: Passion--Jude Morgan
2005: My Cleaner--Maggie Gee
2006: The Stolen Village--Des Ekin
2007: Tomorrow Pamplona--Jan van Meersbergen
2008: The Looking Glass Sisters--Gohril Gabrielsen
2009: The Murder of Halland---Pia Juul

2010: Lives like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson & her Family's Feuds---Lyndall Gordon
2011: The Dead Lake--Hamid Ismailov
2012: Gone Girl---Gillian Flynn
2013: All Change--Elizabeth Jane Howard
2014: Those Wild Wyndhams--Claudia Renton
2015: A Spool of Blue Thread--Anne Tyler
2016: Miss Jane--Brad Watson
2017: Elmet--Fiona Mozley
2018: The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock--Imogen Hermes Gowar

About my libraryLove the classics. Also since signing up for Librarything's 'Global Challenge' site, am trying to include books from every country in the world.
BEST READS OF 2018
1) The Radetzky March---Joseph Roth
2) In the Beginning--Chaim Potok
2)The Heart is a Lonely Hunter--Carson McCullers

5 BEST READS OF 2017

1) In the Midst of Life- Jennifer Worth
2) Effi Briest - Theodor Fontane
3) The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante
4) Those who Leave & Those who stay- " "
5) The Story of the Lost Child-- " "


GroupsBook reviewers, Combiners!, Crambo!, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, Geeks who love the Classics, Genealogy@LT, Legacy Libraries, List Five Books Parlour Game, Nobel Laureates in Literature, Persephone Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsHonoré de Balzac, Arnold Bennett, Charlotte Brontë, Barbara Comyns, Theodore Dreiser, Shiva Naipaul, Anthony Trollope (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceFeb 8, 2012

Currently readingCounting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by William Shawcross

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