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2019 Group Annual Challenge : A Century of Books 💯

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1Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 30, 2018, 9:40am Top

This is the collective Group Challenge for The Annual Challenge we are setting up for 2019 where, between us, we are looking to read a book published every year since 1920.

To get a book added to the challenge post it below when you have read it, giving the book title, author and the year it was published. I will then allocate it to the right year. Feel free to keep adding books even if the year has already been covered, as it will be interesting to see which is the most popular year for books during the past hundred years.

Any book counts if it was published between 1920 and 2019.

The Challenge starts on 1st January 2019 and ends on 31st December 2019. Can we collectively cover every year?

2Andrew-theQM
Edited: Sep 20, 5:55pm Top

✔️ 1920s Decade Completed (Our fourth 👍)

1920
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
1921
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
The Terrible Old Man by H. P. Lovecraft
1922
The Life and Death of Harriett Frean by May Sinclair
The Music of Erich Zann by H. P. Lovecraft
1923
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran
Doctor Dolittle's Post Office by Hugh Lofting
1924
Some Do Not by Ford Madox Ford
So Big by Edna Ferber
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
R.U.R. by Karel Čapek
The Carolinian by Rafael Sabatini
1925
No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
The Puzzle Lock by R. Austin Freeman
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P. L. Travers
Hay Fever by Noel Coward
1926
The D'Arblay Mystery by R. Austin Freeman
A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford
These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
1927
The Last Post by Ford Madox Ford
The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
1928
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley
1929
Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

3Andrew-theQM
Edited: Sep 20, 6:00pm Top

✔️ 1930s Decade Completed (Our second one 😀)

1930
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson by Beatrix Potter
1931
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
Hard Lines by Ogden Nash
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
1932
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Down the Garden Path by Beverley Nichols
1933
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Flush by Virginia Woolf
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
1934
The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson
A Martian Odyssey by Stanley G. Weinbaum
1935
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizzone
1936
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway
Miss Buncle Married by D. E. Stevenson
The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
1937
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Case is Closed by Patricia Wentworth
1938
All This and Heaven Too by Rachel Field
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
1939
The Wild Palms by William Faulkner
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
Lonesome Road by Patricia Wentworth

4Andrew-theQM
Edited: Sep 20, 6:08pm Top

✔️ 1940s Decade Completed (Our sixth one 🤓)

1940
One Two Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie
Mr. Skeffington by Elizabeth von Arnim
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
1941
Drink to Yesterday by Manning Coles
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
1942
Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare
1943
The Two Mrs. Abbotts by D. E. Stevenson
The Weight of the Evidence by Michael Innes
1944
While We Still Live by Helen MacInnes
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
1945
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Stuart Little by E. B. White
1946
Ilsa by Madeleine L'Engle
The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
1947
The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
The People of the Crater by Andre Norton
1948
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Great ene
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
1949
The Willow Cabin by Pamela Frankau
Five Get into Trouble by Enid Blyton

5Andrew-theQM
Edited: Sep 20, 6:15pm Top

✔️ 1950s Decade Completed (The seventh one 😉)

1950
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
The Dark Other by Stanley G. Weinbaum
1951
Triple Jeopardy by Rex Stout
The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke
1952
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
1953
The Lying Days by Nadine Gordimer
Planet of Light by Raymond F. Jones
1954
The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
1955
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
Eloise by Kay Thompson
1956
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
Three Witnesses by Rex Stout
1957
The Short Reign of Pippin IV by John Steinbeck
You Can't Get There from Here by Ogden Nash
Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
1958
The Big Time by Fritz Lieber
Treasure of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
Immortality, inc by Robert Sheckley
1959
Endurance : Shackleton’s Incredible Journey by Alfred Lansing
Galactic Derelict by Andre Norton

6Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jul 22, 1:33pm Top

✔️ 1960s Decade Completed (The eighth one 😅)

1960
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1961
Pariah Planet by Murray Leinster
The Borrowers Aloft by Mary Norton
1962
Cover Her Face by P. D. James
1963
Med Ship Man by Murray Leinster
1964
An Enemy at Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
1965
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
1966
The Diary of Anais Nin: Vol 1 (1931-1934) by Anais Nin
The Infinite Variety of Music by Leonard Bernstein
1967
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
The Swan in the Evening by Rosamond Lehmann
1968
True Grit by Charles Portis
1969
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

7Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 15, 3:40pm Top

✔️ 1970s Decade Completed (The Penultimate One 😎)

1970
The Trumpet of the Swan E B White
Love Story by Erich Segal
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
1971
The Cat and Shakespeare by Raja Rao
Tangled Autumn by Betty Neels
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
1972
Wish With the Candles by Betty Neels
1973
Winter of Change by Betty Neels
1974
The Gemel Ring by Betty Neels
West From Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder
1975
Roses for Christmas by Betty Neels
1976
The Edge of Winter by Betty Neels
1977
A Matter of Chance by Betty Neels
Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
1978
Ernest Hemingway and His World by Anthony Burgess
SS-GB by Len Deighton
1979
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

8Andrew-theQM
Edited: May 12, 6:15am Top

✔️ 1980s Decade Completed (Our tenth and final one 😇)

1980
The Stepchild by Joanna Fluke
The Parasite by Ramsey Campbell
The Ordinary Princess by M. M. Kaye
The House Between the Worlds by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1981
Whalesong by Robert Siegel
1982
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman
Jungles and People by Gillian Morgan
1983
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
1984
A Shock to the System by Simon Brett
The Book of Lost Tales by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint
1985
Echoes by Maeve Binchy
1986
Two Weeks to Remember by Betty Neels
Gom on Windy Mountain by Grace Chetwin
1987
The Wicked Godmother by M C Beaton
Rake's Progress by M C Beaton
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
1988
The Igloo by Charlotte Yue
1989
Grass by Sherri S. Tepper

9Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 15, 3:43pm Top

✔️ 1990s Decade Completed (Our fifth one ☺️)

1990
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Gossamer Axe by Gael Baudino
1991
The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
1992
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
1993
Lady Fortescue Steps Out by M C Beaton
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
The Giver by Lois Lowry
1994
The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Maxwell's House by M. J. Trow
Mennyms in the Wilderness by Sylvia Waugh
A Christmas Wish by Betty Neels
Too Close for Comfort by Ellen Feldman
The Black Opal by Victoria Holt
The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams by Lawrence Block
1995
Mennyms Under Siege by Sylvia Waugh
A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett
1996
Child of the Wolves by Elizabeth Hall
Cooking the Irish Way by Helga Hughes
A Christmas Proposal by Betty Neels
The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
1997
Birdwatching for Dummies by Bill Thompson
Thin Dark Line by Tami Hoag
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
The Ghost by Danielle Steel
1998
Blood Lure by Nevada Barr
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
The Merchant's House by Kate Ellis
October Sky by Homer H. Hickam Jr.
A Winter Love Story by Betty Neels
Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored by Mary Gabriel
1999
Undue Influence by Anita Brookner
Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them by Marjorie Taylor
An Unhallowed Grave by Kate Ellis
Guardian of the Balance by Irene Radford

10Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 15, 3:45pm Top

✔️ 2000s Decade Completed (Third One 🤗)

2000
Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay
A Christmas Romance by Betty Neels
The Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia A. McKillip
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
2001
Killing Grounds by Dana Stabenow
Firestorm by Iris Johansen
Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
2002
Justice Hall by Laurie R King
Black Seconds by Karin Fossum
2003
Gathering The Bones by Jack Dann & Ramsey Campbell
The Doctors' Plague by Sherwin B. Nuland
The Fall of Never by Ronald Malfi
2004
Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
The Dead Don't Dance by Charles Martin
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
2005
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Just One Look by Harlan Coben
The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
2006
Ireland Awakening by Edward Rutherford
The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
2007
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G. P. Taylor
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Innocent in Death by J. D. Robb
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Every Secret Thing by Emma Cole (aka Susanna Kearsley)
Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
2008
The Queen's Lady by Barbara Kyle
The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
The Last Oracle by James Rollins
Isolation by Travis Thrasher
Gone by Michael Grant
2009
'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick
The Miracle Jar: A Hanukkah Story by Audrey Penn
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint

11Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 15, 3:46pm Top

✔️ 2010s Decade Completed 👍

2010
Lies of the Heart by Michelle Boyajian
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
A Matter of Trust by Robin Pilcher
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder
Blackout by Connie Willis
Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
Aftermath by Peter Turnbull
All Clear by Connie Willis
Elegy for April by Benjamin Black
2011
Aftermath (Robinson) by Peter Robinson
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal
A Pug's Tale by Alison Pace
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
The Cold Song by Linn Ullman
2012
Enchanting Lily by Anjali Banerjee
Lamentation by C. J. Sansom
The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman
1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper by Peter Stubley
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
2013
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Bad Wolf by Nele Neuhaus
The End Games by T. Michael Martin
Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver
When We Wake by Karen Healey
2014
Unlocked by John Scalzi
Five Came Back : A story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe
Lamentation by C J Sansom
A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
Girl at the End of the World: My Escape From Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future by Elizabeth Esther
Neverwas by Kelly Moore
When Shadows Fall by J. T. Ellison
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Silence the Dead by Jack Fredrickson
Undivided by Neal Shusterman
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
Snowblind by Christopher Golden
More Than This by Patrick Ness
2015
I am Death by Chris Carter
Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The Angel by Mark Dawson
The Rose Girls by Victoria Connelly
Siren's Call by Jayne Castle
Haunted by Randy Wayne White
Ice Cold Alice by C. P. Wilson
The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
Dead Lake by Darcy Coates
Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride
Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
2016
The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay
IQ by Joe Ide
No One Knows by J.T. Ellison
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde
The Amnesia Paradox by Noelle Greene
End of Watch by Stephen King
Easter Rising: A History From Beginning to End by Hourly History
Himself by Jess Kidd
Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
2017
Year One by Nora Roberts
White Bodies by Jane Robins
Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh
Never let You Go by Chevy Stevens
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill
The Restless Dead by Simon Beckett
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
Nothing Stays Buried by P. J. Tracy
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
The Damage Done by James Oswald
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Need You Dead by Peter James
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross
Harmony House by Ruth Hay
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapeña
Old Bones by Trudy Nan Boyce
2018
Into The Fire by Elizabeth Moon
Pale as Death by Heather Graham
Now You See Her by Heidi Perks
Verses For the Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni
Cowboy Charm School by Margaret Brownley
Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch
Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom
A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods
Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield
Boar Island by Nevada Barr
The Pact by Carol Coffey
Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Hangman by Jack Heath
Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
If I Live by Terri Blackstock
The Hidden Bones by Nicola Ford
Pandora's Boy by Lindsey Davis
Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Nowhere Child by Christian White
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt by Ken Krimstein
The Dream Gatherer by Kristen Britain
I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Past Tense by Lee Child
Scribe by Alyson Hagy
Scourged by Kevin Hearne
Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
Reading Art by David Trigg
The Art of Reading by Jamie Camplin
The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks
Unsub by Meg Gardiner
Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb
2019
Connections in Death by J. D. Robb
The Burglar by Thomas Perry
The Dreamers by Karen Walker
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
The Hiding Place by C. J. Tudor
Tear it Down by Nick Petrie
Neon Prey by John Sandford
Ruff vs. Fluff by Spencer Quinn
The Pandora Room by Christopher Golden
The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright
Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey

12dustydigger
Jan 1, 7:39am Top

First book for the challenge!

Elizabeth Moon - Into the Fire.......2018

13Carol420
Jan 1, 11:43am Top

Pale As Death - Heather Graham - 2018

14Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jan 1, 12:58pm Top

>12 dustydigger: >13 Carol420: Added. 1 down 99 to go!

15dustydigger
Edited: Jan 2, 1:23pm Top

Year One by Nora Roberts..........2017

16Andrew-theQM
Jan 2, 1:25pm Top

17rainpebble
Edited: Jan 21, 3:09pm Top

18Andrew-theQM
Jan 3, 3:27pm Top

19Carol420
Jan 3, 5:19pm Top

The Stepchild by Joanne Fluke - 1980

20Andrew-theQM
Jan 3, 5:40pm Top

21Carol420
Jan 3, 8:02pm Top

The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay - 2016

22Carol420
Jan 4, 11:01am Top

White Bodies by Jane Robins - 2017

24Andrew-theQM
Jan 4, 4:43pm Top

Now You See Her by Heidi Perks - 2018

25Sergeirocks
Jan 4, 5:48pm Top

The Wicked Godmother - M. C. Beaton (Marion Chesney) 4★s - 1987

26Andrew-theQM
Jan 4, 6:27pm Top

27Sergeirocks
Jan 5, 6:07pm Top

The Trumpet of the Swan - E. B. White 4.5★s - 1970

28Andrew-theQM
Jan 5, 6:14pm Top

29LibraryCin
Jan 6, 1:05am Top

1997:
Bird Watching for Dummies / Bill Thompson III. 4 stars

30dustydigger
Jan 6, 8:29am Top

Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh. Another book for 2017,if you want to add it?

31Carol420
Jan 6, 7:06pm Top

Verses For The Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - 2018

32LibraryCin
Jan 7, 12:21am Top

1980:
The Parasite / Ramsey Campbell
3 stars

33Sergeirocks
Jan 7, 2:30am Top

Lady Fortescue Steps Out - M. C. Beaton (Marion Chesney) 3★s - 1993

34dustydigger
Jan 8, 4:58am Top

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson - 1956

36Carol420
Jan 9, 12:33pm Top

I Am Death by Chris Carter - 2015

37dustydigger
Edited: Jan 14, 6:33am Top

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38dustydigger
Jan 9, 12:45pm Top

Unlocked by John Scalzi - 2014

41Olivermagnus
Edited: Jan 10, 10:07am Top

Thin Dark Line - Tami Hoag - Mar 03, 1997
Killing Grounds - Dana Stabenow - 2001
Blood Lure - Nevada Barr - 1998
IQ - Joe Ide - 2016

42rainpebble
Edited: Jan 21, 3:09pm Top

1930: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner; (3 1/2*)

43Carol420
Jan 11, 10:44am Top

A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni - 2018
Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan - 2015

44FHC
Jan 11, 10:47am Top

Is it OK to jump in on this challenge or are there steps to joining...? Thanks..

45FHC
Jan 11, 10:55am Top

One Two Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie Nov 1940 Poirot

46Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jan 11, 5:12pm Top

>44 FHC: Everyone welcome to join at anytime. As you finish any books published between 1920 and 2019 just post it as you have done. Welcome and great to have you join us. 🤗

47DeusXMachina
Edited: Jan 12, 6:54pm Top

Pariah Planet by Murray Leinster, 1961 (The TS is correct, this book seems to have at least two different titles)
Med Ship Man by Murray Leinster, 1963
The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster, 1954

48LibraryCin
Jan 11, 10:49pm Top

49dustydigger
Jan 12, 6:55am Top

2007 - Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Policemen's Union

51Andrew-theQM
Jan 13, 5:20am Top

Updated up to post 50. Thanks everyone, great progress! 👏

53Carol420
Jan 13, 10:13am Top

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison -2016

54dustydigger
Jan 14, 6:36am Top

2018 - Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

55LibraryCin
Jan 14, 11:26pm Top

2007:
The Book of Negroes / Lawrence Hill.
3.75 stars (3rd read; overall - all 3 reads, 4 stars)

56LibraryCin
Jan 14, 11:54pm Top

2010:
Lies of the Heart / Michelle Boyajian
4 stars

57Carol420
Jan 15, 7:48am Top

Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts - 2004

58Andrew-theQM
Jan 16, 4:00pm Top

Lamentation by C J Sansom ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 2014

59JulieLill
Jan 16, 4:04pm Top

Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom 2018

60Carol420
Jan 16, 5:13pm Top

Never let You Go by Chevy Stevens - 2017

61rainpebble
Edited: Jan 23, 5:20pm Top

62LibraryCin
Jan 19, 12:10am Top

1997:
The Perfect Storm / Sebastian Junger
3.5 stars

63LibraryCin
Jan 19, 12:30am Top

1996:
Child of the Wolves / Elizabeth Hall
4 stars

(Apparently I'm starting the year with a few 90s books!)

64Carol420
Jan 19, 9:42am Top

>62 LibraryCin: If you want to see something absolutely terrifying...watch the DVD. It's one of my favorites.

65LibraryCin
Jan 19, 3:43pm Top

>64 Carol420: Oh, I did see the movie way back when it first came out (I looked it up - it was in 2000). Honestly can't remember most of it, though!

66Carol420
Jan 20, 10:19am Top

Aftermath by Peter Robinson -2011

67dustydigger
Jan 20, 5:10pm Top

1942 Cyril Hare - Tragedy at Law

68Andrew-theQM
Jan 20, 6:01pm Top

Ireland Awakening by Edward Rutherfurd 2006

69Carol420
Jan 21, 7:42am Top

A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods - 2018

72LibraryCin
Edited: Jan 21, 10:44pm Top

Originally published in German in 2012; translated into English, 2013
Bad Wolf / Nele Neuhaus
4 stars

73LibraryCin
Jan 21, 10:59pm Top

2012:
Enchanting Lily / Anjali Banerjee
3.5 stars

74Carol420
Jan 22, 12:45pm Top

2003 - Gathering The Bones by Jack Dann & Ramsey Campbell

75Carol420
Jan 23, 6:34am Top

A Tap On The Window by Linwood Barclay - 2014

76Sergeirocks
Jan 23, 11:44am Top

Rake's Progress - M. C. Beaton (Marion Chesney) 4★s - 1987

77rainpebble
Edited: Jan 23, 5:24pm Top

78Carol420
Jan 23, 5:27pm Top

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield - 2018

79rainpebble
Jan 24, 1:16pm Top

2010: Secret Daughter by Shilpi Gowda; (4 1/2*)

80dustydigger
Edited: Jan 24, 4:46pm Top

2002 - Justice Hall by Laurie R King

81JulieLill
Edited: Jan 26, 4:36pm Top

82LibraryCin
Jan 26, 4:51pm Top

2017:
The Lonely Hearts Hotel / Heather O'Neill. 2.5 stars

83leslie.98
Jan 26, 8:33pm Top

I like the idea of this challenge but am unclear how it works. Do I just set up a post in this thread that I update or create a thread of my own? Is there a wiki or thread to see books read by others for each decade?

I apologize if all this has been covered in previous posts!

84Sergeirocks
Jan 26, 9:49pm Top

Hey, Leslie, Welcome! :)

Most of us set up our own threads for our yearly 'reading logs', where each of us can keep a running total of every book we read throughout the year; for instance mine for this year is at http://www.librarything.com/topic/301881 (This year, some have named their threads specifically for the Century Challenge.)

For the purposes of the 'Century of Books' challenge we just pop in here and leave a post giving year, title and author of book (some of us add our star rating, too) so that Andrew-theQM can then correlate them.

Unfortunately there isn't a wiki whatsit, just the list of posts above, or people's individual logs, which you're welcome to browse.

85Sergeirocks
Jan 26, 9:56pm Top

A Matter of Trust - Robin Pilcher 4.5★s - 2010

86kac522
Edited: Jan 27, 12:44am Top

Cool idea! I'm in--January books so far:

1921 The Secret Adversary, Agatha Christie
1929 Good-bye To All That, Robert Graves
1967 The Chosen, Chaim Potok
1994 The Shape of Water, Andrea Camilleri
1999 Undue Influence, Anita Brookner

87LibraryCin
Jan 27, 1:07am Top

>83 leslie.98: >84 Sergeirocks: But note that you do not need to keep your own list if you don't want to. You can simply add your reads to the group list, if you'd prefer (it's what I'm doing). That is, just add it to this thread, and Andrew will edit his posts at the top.

Hmmm, I'm thinking if we do something similar again in the future, a wiki would be a good idea. Then, it doesn't have to be up to one person to continually edit the posts in the thread. Everyone could add their own to the wiki.

88threadnsong
Jan 27, 6:21pm Top

OK, finished one from this century:

2010: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder

89threadnsong
Jan 27, 6:25pm Top

Thank you for having this challenge. I've debated joining it but now that I see Agatha Christie added, and the publication date of The Book of Lost Tales being 1980's, I'm beginning to think I can participate. The 1940's and 50's might be a bit more difficult, but I like your choice, >52 Andrew-theQM:, of Endurance and the voyages of Shackleton and Franklin on the two different poles intrigue me.

90Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jan 27, 8:15pm Top

Updated up to post 89, and we’ve already covered 43 years. Wow that’s a great achievement everyone well done! 👏👏👏👏

91Andrew-theQM
Jan 27, 8:22pm Top

>89 threadnsong: I thoroughly recommend reading the Shackleton book. You can definitely participate, just post any book you’ve read and the year it was published.

92leslie.98
Jan 27, 10:38pm Top

Thanks >84 Sergeirocks: &>87 LibraryCin:. I think that I will set up my own thread and then come back and report here.

93leslie.98
Edited: Jan 27, 11:05pm Top

Here is a link to my thread for this challenge, in case anyone wants to check it out: https://www.librarything.com/topic/303067#6720306

I do read classics which don't fall in this time frame, so it isn't a complete list of the books that I have finished in 2019...

So far I have read:

Books from the 1920s:

1924: Some Do Not (1/23)
1925: No More Parades (1/24)
1926: The D'Arblay Mystery (1/11); A Man Could Stand Up (1/25)
1927: The Last Post {which completes Parade's End} (1/27)

Books from the 1950s:

1951: Triple Jeopardy (1/26)

Books from the 1990s:

1991: The Chalk Circle Man (1/18)
1998: Carpe Jugulum (1/25)

Books from the 2000s:

2006: The Art of Detection (1/27)

94LibraryCin
Jan 27, 11:38pm Top

>90 Andrew-theQM: Wow, in under 1 month!

96rainpebble
Edited: Jan 28, 1:08pm Top

Thank you for this challenge and all of your efforts, Andrew. You are appreciated.

And CONGRATS everyone. Well done! :-)

97dustydigger
Jan 28, 5:08pm Top

2010 - Blackout by Connie Willis

98Andrew-theQM
Jan 28, 5:31pm Top

>96 rainpebble: Thanks, think we should also thank Sergeirocks >85 Sergeirocks: The original challenge was his idea. 👍

99Andrew-theQM
Jan 28, 5:32pm Top

>97 dustydigger: Did you enjoy Blackout, I keep meaning to read this.

100Andrew-theQM
Jan 28, 7:20pm Top

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 2010

102dustydigger
Edited: Jan 30, 5:13am Top

>99 Andrew-theQM: Andrew,have you ever had those anxiety dreams where you are trying to go somewhere,and there are numerous delays and diversions,and you never get there? Well this book was like that. we have 3 historians from 2060 coming back to 1940. One is observing evacuee children at a country mansion. One wants to observe the populace sleeping in the underground away from the bombs. The third is posing as a war correspondent to watch the evacuation of Dunkirk.All goes well at first but then the ''drops'' (the time machine portals hidden away from prying eyes) break down or are unavailable,or all sorts of obstacles prevent them reaching them,so panic sets in as their attempts to reach the ''drops'' fail.
Far too long,it should have been edited down to about 300 pages,then the other half of the book,published separately as All Clear could have been added.
I didn't find the historical research egregiously wrong,only a few minor blips really,that only Brits would notice,but the characters were cardboard,the dialogue bland,and the whole thing very very repetitious as Willis as usual gave us excessive detail.All a bit bland,and Willis always dots the ''i''s and crosses the ''t''s -twice,if not 3 times,but Willis writes smoothly,and I got through it surprisingly quickly.490 pages down,640 still to go,but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting.But there had better be some surprises and excitement coming up,I am very tired of hearing bombs go off and trottingup and down the streets of London during air raids!

103rainpebble
Jan 29, 4:53pm Top

Four more to add and then I am going to sleep until February!

1922: The Life and Death of Harriett Frean by May Sinclair; (3 1/2*)

1991: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell; (3 1/2*)

2011: I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen; (4*)

2016: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi; (2 1/2*)

104LibraryCin
Jan 29, 9:19pm Top

(original publication, 1994):
The Alienist / Caleb Carr
3 stars

105LibraryCin
Jan 29, 9:45pm Top

2008
The Queen's Lady / Barbara Kyle
3 stars

106Carol420
Jan 30, 6:19am Top

2010 - Aftermath by Peter Turnbull

107kac522
Edited: Jan 31, 1:15am Top

1990 -- The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien (short stories)

108Andrew-theQM
Jan 31, 4:55pm Top

All added upto & incl 107. Continued thanks everyone. 👏

109Carol420
Jan 31, 6:16pm Top

Cover Her Face by P.D. James - 1962

110rainpebble
Jan 31, 9:15pm Top

>107 kac522:,
kac522, that Tim O'Brien is a magnificent piece of literature. Two years ago I took a Lit class for continuing education and we read and studied this book of shorts. The prof had us on our toes and totally involved for the better part of a week. I think perhaps it may be due for a revisit in the next few years. So good!

111kac522
Jan 31, 9:26pm Top

>110 rainpebble: Yep, it was a 5-star read for me. It felt so honest and authentic. It's about war and about story-telling and the ambiguity of both.

112leslie.98
Jan 31, 9:31pm Top

1955: The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov. Andrew Harlan bothered me with the way he jumped to conclusions and then proceeded to interpret everything based upon those unjustified conclusions. However, I loved the premise and Asimov gives the reader some unexpected twists in the final quarter of the book.

113Carol420
Feb 1, 12:36pm Top

1902 - The Wind In The Rosebush by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

114Carol420
Feb 1, 6:58pm Top

2018 - Boar Island by Nevada Barr

115LibraryCin
Feb 1, 10:34pm Top

2018
The Pact / Carol Coffey
3.75 stars

117threadnsong
Feb 2, 5:43pm Top

2000
Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay

118Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 3, 4:44pm Top

2012 Lamentation by C J Sansom
2015 The Angel by Mark Dawson
2017 The Restless Dead by Simon Beckett
2015 The Rose Girls by Victoria Connelly
1985 Echoes by Maeve Binchy
2018 The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

119LibraryCin
Feb 3, 1:44am Top

2011
Something Fierce / Carmen Aguirre
3.5 stars

120LibraryCin
Feb 3, 3:18pm Top

2011
Sweet Valley Confidential / Francine Pascal

121Andrew-theQM
Feb 3, 4:57pm Top

Done upto 120 - 58 years covered 🙌

122dustydigger
Feb 3, 4:57pm Top

1994: Maxwell's House by M J Trow.
2015: Siren's Call by Jayne Castle

123Carol420
Feb 4, 7:34am Top

2018 - Hangman by Jack Heath

125rainpebble
Edited: Feb 5, 2:06pm Top

126LibraryCin
Feb 5, 11:26pm Top

2014:
Neverwas / Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, Larkin Reed
3 stars

127Carol420
Feb 6, 7:21am Top

Grist Mill Road by Christopher Yates - 2018

129Carol420
Feb 6, 6:29pm Top

Haunted by Randy Way White - 2015

130Carol420
Feb 7, 9:14am Top

When Shadows Fall by J.T. Ellison -2014

132Carol420
Feb 7, 5:32pm Top

Ice Cold Alice by C.P. Wilson - 2015

133Andrew-theQM
Feb 7, 7:28pm Top

Updated to 132.

135JulieLill
Feb 8, 11:48am Top

All My Sons by Arthur Miller 1947

136dustydigger
Feb 8, 12:12pm Top

1988: The Igloo by Charlotte Yue

137Carol420
Feb 8, 1:26pm Top

The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards - 2015

138LibraryCin
Feb 8, 11:31pm Top

2011:
A Pug's Tale / Alison Pace
3 stars

139LibraryCin
Feb 8, 11:44pm Top

2017:
Sleeping Beauties / Stephen King, Owen King
3.5 stars

140dustydigger
Edited: Feb 10, 3:37am Top

2010 All Clear by Connie Willis

141Carol420
Edited: Feb 10, 1:49pm Top

If I Live by Teri Blackstock -2018

142LibraryCin
Edited: Feb 11, 10:15pm Top

2018:
The Hidden Bones / Nicola Ford

143Carol420
Feb 12, 6:31am Top

144dustydigger
Feb 13, 5:06am Top

The 1970s section is looking very thin! No-one likes the 70s? lol.It seems every second book is a Stephen KIng,or very sad!I will probably look for some science fiction reads or Newbery medal winners,since so many mainstream books are a bit miserable or huge!

145Carol420
Feb 13, 6:51am Top

>144 dustydigger: 2012 looks pretty thin also. I have all the 2000's except 2012 and I see others do also. Maybe they didn't publish any good books that year:)

146Carol420
Feb 13, 7:56am Top

Connections In Death by J.D. Robb - 2019

147JulieLill
Feb 13, 12:05pm Top

148dustydigger
Feb 13, 1:16pm Top

2018 Pandora's Boy by Lindsey Davis

149Andrew-theQM
Feb 13, 3:19pm Top

>144 dustydigger: I thought I had the 1970s covered as I was planning to read Isaac Asimov’s R. Daneel Olivaw Series (first one Caves Of Steel) but then discovered first two written in the 1950s and last two in the 1980s! Don’t know what happens in the 1970s but he hardly wrote any books then, just 3 standalones!

150Andrew-theQM
Feb 13, 3:48pm Top

>144 dustydigger: Some possible 1970s books :

Note to me don’t add these as not read this year!

1978 The World According to Garp by John Irving - a personal favourite.
1977 Thorn Birds by Colleen Mccollugh
The James Herriot books which are laugh out loud funny and cover every 1970s year except 1971.
1971, 1972, 1974, 1979 Frederick Forsyth books including Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File
1976 Eye of the Needle Ken Follett
1970, 1973, 1979 First three books in the Arthurian Saga by Mary Stewart, The Crystal Cave
1979 Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
1971 Winds of War by Herman Wouk
1977 A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters
1972 Rebdezvous With Rama by Arthur C Clarke
12 books by Jack Higgins
6 books by Len Deighton

Just a sample 😬🤣

151Carol420
Feb 14, 7:47pm Top

IQ by Joe Ide - 2016

152Andrew-theQM
Feb 15, 1:17pm Top

Updated to 151 and our first decade completed! The 2010s, unsurprisingly. Well done everyone. 👏

153rainpebble
Edited: Feb 15, 2:51pm Top

1936: Miss Buncle Married by D. E. Stevenson; (4*)

1941: Drink to Yesterday by Manning Coles; (5*)

1965: Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper; (5*)

2006: Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones; (5*)

Sorry Andrew. I've not been very good about listing as I read. :-(

154rainpebble
Feb 15, 1:32pm Top

>144 dustydigger:;
The late 1960s and the 70s were flooded with self-help books. I know my own eyes glazed over in the bookshops.

155dustydigger
Feb 15, 4:54pm Top

2007 Powers by Ursula K Le Guin

156rainpebble
Feb 16, 2:26pm Top

1931: All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West; 5*

1932: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder; 3 1/2*

1934: The Children's Hour, the play, by Lillian Hellman; 4*

1938: All This and Heaven Too by Rachel Field; 4*

1939: The Wild Palms by William Faulkner; 4 1/2*

Will someone please come in and do my laundry. All I can do is read. lol

157LibraryCin
Feb 16, 4:10pm Top

2011:
Delirium / Lauren Oliver
4 stars

158Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 17, 12:02pm Top

>153 rainpebble: No problem, rainpebble, as it means I can list several at a time. 🙂

Updated to 157, and thanks to a no-doubt carefully chosen handful of books by rainpebble (>156 rainpebble:) we've completed our second decade, the '30s. 👏👏

159Carol420
Feb 17, 6:57pm Top

160Carol420
Feb 18, 7:37am Top

Nothing Stays Buried by P.J. Tracy -2017

162Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 18, 5:51pm Top

1954 : The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️

163Carol420
Feb 19, 12:00pm Top

2018- The Nowhere Child by Christian White

164dustydigger
Feb 19, 4:43pm Top

1943 The Weight of the Evidence by Michael Innes

165kac522
Edited: Feb 20, 12:03am Top

1924 So Big, by Edna Ferber

166Sergeirocks
Feb 20, 1:09pm Top

A Shock to the System - Simon Brett 4.5★s - 1984

167Andrew-theQM
Feb 20, 1:25pm Top

Updated to 166.

We've now filled in 72 years! 👍
Most popular year is turning out to be 2018. 😀
Least popular decade thus far is the '70s. 😦

168kac522
Feb 21, 3:49am Top

Adding to the Most Popular Year:

2018 The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth, a graphic biography by Ken Krimstein.

169Carol420
Feb 21, 10:26am Top

Black Seconds by Karin Fossum - 2002

170LibraryCin
Feb 23, 12:12am Top

2013
The End Games / T. Michael Martin
3.5 stars

171LibraryCin
Feb 23, 12:31am Top

2014
All the Light We Cannot See / Anthony Doerr
2 stars

172LibraryCin
Feb 23, 1:03am Top

2011
The Last Little Blue Envelope / Maureen Johnson
4 stars

173LibraryCin
Feb 23, 1:22am Top

1971
The Cat and Shakespeare / Raja Rao
1.5 stars

175nrmay
Feb 23, 7:16pm Top

1958 Treasure of Green Knowe L.M. Boston :)
1961 Borrowers aloft Mary Norton :)
1991 Women of the silk Gail Tsukiyama :)
1994 Mennyms in the wilderness Sylvia Waugh :)
1995 Mennyms under siege Sylvia Waugh :)
2001 Firestorm Iris Jahansen :|
2009 'til death do us part Amanda Quick :|
2017 Wishtree Katherine Applegate :)
2018 I'll be your blue sky Marisa de los Santos :)
2018 One day in December Josie Silver :)
2018 Past tense Lee Child :)
2018 Scribe: a novel Alyson Hagy :(
2019 The Burglar Thomas Perry :)
2019 The Dreamers Karen Walker :)
2019 The lost girls of Paris Pam Jenoff :)
2019 The Paragon Hotel Lyndsay Faye :)

176theexiledlibrarian
Feb 23, 10:40pm Top

The Orphanmaster / Jean Zimmerman 2012

177nrmay
Feb 24, 6:22pm Top

1986 Gom on Windy Mountain Grace Chetwin :)

178threadnsong
Edited: Feb 24, 7:31pm Top

>150 Andrew-theQM: Ooooh, I may have to read The Crystal Cave and re-read Day of the Jackal to help fill in the 70's. I've read The Odessa File twice and really can't read it again (subject matter, not the writing). Will put these on my radar to read soon.

Thank you for the list!!

179threadnsong
Feb 24, 7:33pm Top

1989 - Grass by Sherri S. Tepper
1980 - The House Between the Worlds by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1999 - Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them by Marjorie Taylor

180kac522
Edited: May 5, 3:55pm Top

1934 Miss Buncle's Book, D. E. Stevenson

181dustydigger
Edited: Feb 25, 4:10am Top

Another one for 2018!
2018 Scourged by Kevin Hearne.

182Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 25, 4:04pm Top

Done up to 181. We've completed our third decade, the 2000s, and are now over three quarters of the way to a full house. In less than 2 months? Amazing effort from everyone. 👏👏👏

183nrmay
Feb 26, 8:19pm Top

2016. a useful woman Darcie Wilde

184LibraryCin
Feb 26, 10:06pm Top

2011:
Becoming Marie Antoinette / Juliet Grey
4 stars

186nrmay
Feb 27, 1:15pm Top

2017 the end we start from Megan Hunter :)

188Carol420
Mar 1, 11:57am Top

2017 -The Damage Done by James Oswald
2019- The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

189nrmay
Mar 1, 2:11pm Top

2019 tear it down by Nick Petrie. :)

190LibraryCin
Mar 1, 10:39pm Top

(Originally) 1969:
The French Lieutenant's Woman / John Fowles
2.25 stars

191Carol420
Edited: Mar 3, 1:15pm Top

2013 -While We Still Live by Helen MacInnes -

192nrmay
Edited: Mar 3, 1:56pm Top

1964 an enemy at Green Knowe L.M. Boston :)

193Andrew-theQM
Mar 2, 6:28pm Top

Updated to 192.

194EadieB
Edited: Mar 3, 4:16am Top

✔☊The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene - 1948 - 272 pgs. - ★★★★ - 2/25/2019

Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchey - 1991 - 736 pgs. - ★★★★★ - 2/28/2019

195dustydigger
Mar 3, 6:45am Top

2018 : Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh
1982 : Jungles and People by Gillian Morgan
Yet another 2018 book! Makes sense of course,as we read the latest offerings of fave authors,but I must get cracking on some older stuff!

196Carol420
Mar 3, 1:13pm Top

2016 - The Amnesia Paradox by Noelle Greene

197Carol420
Mar 3, 1:17pm Top

Andrew...I listed While We Still Live as being 2013 but it was originally published in 1944, if you want to change it.

198nrmay
Mar 3, 1:59pm Top

1996 Cooking the Irish way by Helga Hughes. :)

Yes, I love cookbooks and sometimes read them cover to cover!

199LibraryCin
Mar 3, 2:55pm Top

>194 EadieB: I loved the movie "Circle of Friends" with Minnie Driver from the early 90s! I "recently" re-watched it, not this past New Year's Eve, but the year before.

200LibraryCin
Mar 3, 5:46pm Top

2016:
End of Watch / Stephen King
3.5 stars

201LibraryCin
Mar 3, 11:36pm Top

2017:
Sing, Unburied, Sing / Jesmyn Ward
3 stars

202LibraryCin
Mar 3, 11:56pm Top

1970:
Love Story / Erich Segal
3.5 stars

203rainpebble
Mar 4, 1:43pm Top

I am continuing to fight a bronchial infection along with my blood sugar readings jumping all over the charts. So I just feel puny and am spending my days quietly reading. I find women's fiction works well during times like these.
I am loving the postings of everybody's reads. A lot of them, especially the older ones, are bringing back good memories of when I read them.

2018: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens; (5*)

1951: The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts; (4 1/2*)

1973: Winter of Change by Betty Neels; (3 1/2*)

1975: Roses for Christmas by Betty Neels; (5*)

1996: A Christmas Proposal by Betty Neels; (4*)

1977: A Matter of Chance by Betty Neels; (5*)

2000: A Christmas Romance by Betty Neels; (4 1/2*)

204Carol420
Mar 4, 3:29pm Top

2018 - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

205Andrew-theQM
Mar 4, 7:02pm Top

Updated to 204. We have now covered - 84 years! 🙌
Aren't we amazing?

206Andrew-theQM
Mar 4, 7:03pm Top

>197 Carol420: Even better, Carol, as we didn't have 1944. 🙂

207Andrew-theQM
Mar 4, 7:07pm Top

>203 rainpebble: You've helped fill a good few gap years rainpebble, hope you feel better soon. 💐

208Carol420
Edited: Mar 5, 5:25pm Top

2014 - Silence The Dead by Jack Fredrickson
2017 -Need You Dead by peter James

209rainpebble
Edited: Mar 5, 9:17pm Top

210Carol420
Edited: Mar 6, 10:05am Top

2013 - Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver

211rainpebble
Edited: Mar 6, 2:32pm Top

1972: Wish With the Candles by Betty Neels; (4*)

1994: A Christmas Wish by Betty Neels; (4*)

1945: The Pearl by John Steinbeck; (5*)

1946: Ilsa by Madeleine L'Engle; (4*)

212nrmay
Mar 6, 12:39pm Top

2018 The night diary by Veera Hiranandani. :)

Newbery Honor book and Walter Dean Myers Honor book.

213kac522
Mar 6, 8:16pm Top

Three current nonfiction books from the library:

2017 The Best We Could Do, graphic memoir by Thi Bui
2018 Reading Art, David Trigg
2018 The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint, Jamie Camplin & Maria Ranauro

The last two are very similar books, focusing on books that appear in great art through the centuries. Both came out in 2018 from UK authors.

214dustydigger
Mar 7, 5:05am Top

1920 Wilfred Owen - Dulce Et Decorum Est
Owen's famous poem has helpful notes,readings etc here - http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html#READINGS.
Depressed me a bit since my grandfather was killed on Flanders Fields in April 1917.

215Andrew-theQM
Mar 7, 5:27pm Top

>214 dustydigger: So sad, Dusty.

216Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 14, 4:59pm Top

Updated to 214 and another decade completed, the 1920s. 👍

1949 will complete our '40s ✔️
1952 ✔️, 1953 ✔️and 1957 ✔️ are waiting to be filled ✔️
1966 and 1968 are unrepresented
1974 and 1978 are still needed
1981 ✔️ and 1983 will finish the '80s
1992 will see off the '90s ✔️

217dustydigger
Mar 8, 7:28am Top

1934 A Martian Odyssey by Stanley G Weinbaum

218dustydigger
Edited: Mar 8, 11:26am Top

2004 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.
Yay! finished at last I've been on for months with this 850 page book,couldnt read more than a handful of pages at a time.So slowand tedious - and ultimately pointless! Free at last! lol.

219Carol420
Mar 8, 4:56pm Top

1992 - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

220LibraryCin
Mar 8, 11:25pm Top

2015:
Broken Promise / Linwood Barclay
4 stars

221dustydigger
Edited: Mar 10, 1:40pm Top

2017The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross

223Carol420
Edited: Mar 11, 11:00am Top

2001 - Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts
2005 - Just One Look by Harlan Coben

224dustydigger
Mar 11, 6:08am Top

1950 The Dark Other by Stanley G Weinbaum

225LibraryCin
Mar 11, 11:02pm Top

2014:
Undivided / Neal Shusterman
4 stars

226nrmay
Mar 12, 9:23am Top

2017 Harmony House by Ruth Hay

227Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 12, 8:00pm Top

Updated to 226 and only 7 years to go - see >216 Andrew-theQM:.
Can we do it by the end of the month? At this rate, "Yes, we can". 🚀

228rainpebble
Mar 13, 1:40pm Top

WOWza!~! We are the 'INCREDIBLES'!

229Andrew-theQM
Mar 13, 7:26pm Top

>228 rainpebble: Aren’t we just! 😳😍

230kac522
Mar 14, 2:54am Top

1940 Mr Skeffington, Elizabeth von Arnim

231Carol420
Edited: Mar 14, 9:38am Top

232rainpebble
Mar 14, 3:03pm Top

LOL; love it!~!

233rainpebble
Mar 14, 3:41pm Top

1953: The Lying Days by Nadine Gordimer; (4 1/2*)

1957: The Short Reign of Pippin IV by John Steinbeck; (2 1/2*)

1971: Tangled Autumn by Betty Neels; (4 1/2*)

234Andrew-theQM
Mar 14, 3:49pm Top

235Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 17, 6:01pm Top

Updated to 234.

And so to the remaining 5 years:
1966 ✔️
1968 ✔️
1974 ✔️
1978 ✔️
1983 ✔️

236dustydigger
Edited: Mar 16, 3:35pm Top

1977 Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

237rainpebble
Edited: Mar 16, 6:48pm Top

238kac522
Mar 15, 6:46pm Top

2003: The Doctors' Plague, Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.

239LibraryCin
Mar 15, 11:16pm Top

2012:
1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper / Peter Stubley
3.5 stars

240Carol420
Mar 16, 9:38am Top

2011 -The Last Oracle by James Rollins
2018 -The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen

241rainpebble
Edited: Mar 17, 5:01pm Top

1966: The Diary of Anais Nin Volume 1 1931-1934: Vol. 1 (1931-1934) by Anaïs Nin; (4*)

1974: The Gemel Ring by Betty Neels; (3*)

1969: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou; (4*)

1983: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill; (4*)

2010: Elegy for Apri by Benjamin Black; (4*)

242LibraryCin
Mar 17, 4:35pm Top

2013:
When We Wake / Karen Healey
3.75 stars

243rainpebble
Mar 17, 4:57pm Top

>242 LibraryCin:,
I liked your review on When We Wake, Cin. It gave just enough to let us know what the storyline is without giving up the entire story. On my wishlist. Thanx!

244LibraryCin
Mar 17, 5:16pm Top

>243 rainpebble: Thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

245Andrew-theQM
Mar 17, 6:14pm Top

Drum roll please...

Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me the Greatest of Pleasure to announce:

"The successful completion, and most wonderful achievement (I didn't think we'd get there in such a short time!), of reading jointly a book published every year since 1920."

🎉🎊💫🍾💫🎊🎉

Yes, between us we have read a Century of Books!

246Carol420
Mar 17, 7:45pm Top

>245 Andrew-theQM: Now what??????

247LibraryCin
Mar 17, 11:58pm Top

248rainpebble
Mar 18, 1:30pm Top

WOOT WOOT!~!~!

249Andrew-theQM
Mar 20, 7:14pm Top

>246 Carol420: Now it'll be interesting to see if we can all achieve our own individual 'Centuries'.

250threadnsong
Edited: May 5, 3:28pm Top

Awesome! Go us! Woot-woot!!

I'd like to continue to contribute.

Plus, I'm feeling rather victorious for having finished my second Guy Gavriel Kay this year and have read the three books I set out to read this month and last.

1996 - The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
2000 - The Tower at Stony Wood by Patricia A. McKillip
2004 - Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip
2009 - Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

251theexiledlibrarian
Apr 3, 8:25pm Top

1994--The Black Opal by Victoria Holt

252Carol420
Edited: Apr 11, 1:13pm Top

2012 -Elegy For Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
2015- Dead Lake by Darcy Coates

253Andrew-theQM
Apr 18, 2:51pm Top

Updated to 252. 🙂

254Carol420
Apr 19, 6:47am Top

2008 - Isolation by Travis Thrasher

255Carol420
Edited: May 10, 10:25am Top

2001 - Forty Words For Sorrow by Giles Blunt
2003 -The Fall of Never by Ronald Malfi
2005 -The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
2005 -The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
2016 -Himself by Jess Kidd
2019 -Neon Prey by John Sandford

256threadnsong
May 5, 3:30pm Top

2004 - The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
1984 - The Book of Lost Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien, ed. by Christopher Tolkien
1984 - The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint
1970 - Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

257kac522
May 5, 4:02pm Top

Haven't updated here in a while--toward another century:

1924 The Man in the Brown Suit, Agatha Christie
1931 Hard Lines, poems by Ogden Nash
1936 Miss Buncle Married, D. E. Stevenson
1939 At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O'Brien
1957 You Can't Get There From Here, poems by Ogden Nash
2007 On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan
2017 The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse, Alexander McCall Smith

258Carol420
May 5, 4:50pm Top

>257 kac522: You have some really old ones. Good job:)

259kac522
May 5, 5:35pm Top

>258 Carol420: I left out the REALLY old ones (Shakespeare, Dickens & Trollope), since they're not in the last 100 years. I guess I just like old books. :)

260Andrew-theQM
May 12, 6:24am Top

Updated to 259

261Carol420
Edited: Jun 5, 10:52am Top

2009 -Wicked Game by Lisa Jackson & Nancy Bush
2014 - The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates
2015 - Winter at The Door by Sarah Graves
2015 - The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
2018 - The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

262theexiledlibrarian
May 12, 10:14am Top

1974 West From Home by : Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915 by Laura Ingalls Wilder

263kac522
Edited: May 27, 10:11pm Top

1991 Lost in Yonkers, Neil Simon

264Andrew-theQM
May 26, 6:13pm Top

Updated to 263.

265kac522
Edited: May 27, 10:11pm Top

1925 The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie

266leslie.98
Edited: Jun 11, 8:49pm Top

I have been away for a while but have updated my thread -- lots of progress in the 1960s & 70s & 80s but still many years still to cover! No decade completed yet either :(

267Andrew-theQM
Jun 16, 11:22am Top

Updated to 265.

268threadnsong
Jun 16, 6:35pm Top

1971 The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
2009 Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint
2018 A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks

269Jenson_AKA_DL
Jun 17, 4:49pm Top

Congrats on completing the challenge :-) Sorry I'm a little late with that .

270dustydigger
Edited: Jul 2, 2:29pm Top

The 1920s and 30s are still looking a bit sparse.Glad to add a few titles,mostly children's classics. I am blitzing that genre this summer for another challenge,and they are coming in handy for this one ! :0)
1921 : The Terrible Old Man by H P Lovecraft
1922 : The Music of Erich Zann by H P Lovecraft
1924 : R.U.R by Karel Capek
1927 : The Tower Treasure by Franklin W Dixon
1928 : Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley
1929 : Hitty: her first 100 years by Rachel Field
1930 : Little Pig Robinson by Beatrix Potter
1931 : The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
1933 : The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack

271kac522
Edited: Jun 28, 12:14am Top

1966 The Infinite Variety of Music, Leonard Bernstein

272threadnsong
Edited: Jun 30, 7:46pm Top

1936 The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
1954 The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
2016 Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce

273Carol420
Edited: Jul 27, 10:32am Top

1999 - An Unhallowed Grave - Kate Ellis
2007 - Every Secret Thing - Emma Cole (The Touchstone will show her as Susanna Kearsley)
2014 -Snowblind = Christopher Golden
2014 - More Than This- Patrick Ness
2015 - The Missing and The Dead - Stuart MacBride
2015 - Dead Ringers - Christopher Golden
2017 - Stranger in the House - Sheri Lapena
2018 - Unsub - Meg Gardiner
2019 - Ruff vs, Fluff - Spencer Quinn
2019 - The Pandora Room Christopher Golden

274leslie.98
Edited: Jul 9, 12:18pm Top

1924: The Carolinian - Rafael Sabatini
1925: The Puzzle Lock - R. Austin Freeman
1956: Three Witnesses - Rex Stout
1969: The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
1994: The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams - Lawrence Block
2008: Gone - Michael Grant
2015: The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin
2016: The Vinegar Girl - Anne Tyler

275threadnsong
Jul 21, 8:07pm Top

1970: The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart (yay! got my 1970s book!)
1999: Guardian of the Balance - Irene Radford
2000: Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
2007: Beyond Reach - Karin Slaughter
2017: Old Bones - Trudy Nan Boyce

276Carol420
Edited: Aug 7, 11:48am Top

1909 - Book of A Hundred Bears - F, Dumont Smith
2012 - Obsidian - Jennifer Armentrout
2018 - Daughters of The Lake - Wendy Webb
2019 - The Curse of Misty Wayfair - Jamie Jo Wright

277Andrew-theQM
Jul 30, 6:23am Top

Updated to 276.

278Carol420
Edited: Jul 30, 6:41am Top

>277 Andrew-theQM: Thanks to Brenda's New Mexico theme for the August challenge I'll actually have a 1909 one. I had forgotten that I still had this book. It was one of my Grans treasures she brought over with her and remember reading it when I was about 9 years old.

279Andrew-theQM
Edited: Aug 4, 9:29am Top

1952 : Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
1962 : Cover Her Face by P D James
1978 : SS-GB by Len Deighton
1995 : A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett
1996 : Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

280threadnsong
Aug 12, 7:24pm Top

1990: Gossamer Axe by Gael Baudino
2001: Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
2019: Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite by Roger Daltrey

281Andrew-theQM
Aug 15, 3:47pm Top

Updated to 280.

282Carol420
Edited: Sep 20, 10:26am Top

1991 -The Black Echo - Michael Connelly
1998 -The Last Hostage - John J. Nance
2010 -Sticks & Stones - Madeleine Urban
2015 -The Wonder - Emma Donoghue
2017 -Evil Games - Angela Marsons
2017 -The Caller - Chris Carter
2017 -The House Next Door - Darcy Coates
2017 -The North Water - Ian McGuire
2018 -The Secrets She Keeps - Michael Robotham
2019- The Chain - Adrian McKinty
2019 -In The Darkness - Mike Omer
2019 -Old Bones - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
2019 -The Institute - Stephen King

283leslie.98
Sep 1, 12:19pm Top

1928: As a Thief in the Night - R. Austin Freeman
1944: The Key - Patricia Wentworth
1946: All the King's Men - Robert Penn Warren
1957: If Death Ever Slept - Rex Stout
1958: And Four to Go - Rex Stout
1987: Falling Free - Lois McMaster Bujold
1988: Nice Work - David Lodge
1989: Brothers in Arms - Lois McMaster Bujold
1999: A Civil Campaign - Lois McMaster Bujold
2002: Winterfair Gifts - Lois McMaster Bujold
2010: Cryoburn - Lois McMaster Bujold
2018: The Flowers of Vashnoi - Lois McMaster Bujold

284kac522
Sep 4, 6:31pm Top

Catching up here--Summer reading, in year order:

1929 The Seven Dials Mystery, Agatha Christie
1937 Scoop, Evelyn Waugh
1949 Little Boy Lost, M. Laski
1957 Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
1966 The Market Square, Miss Read
2005 Leaving Home, Anita Brookner
2008 Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, Julie Andrews
2009 The Cello Suites, Eric Siblin
2016 The Last Days of Night, Graham Moore
2018 Becoming, Michelle Obama, Audiobook read by the author
2019 The Second Worst Restaurant in France, A. McCall Smith

285leslie.98
Sep 8, 2:35am Top

September progress: I have finally finished a complete decade (1940s)! Plus the following books...

1922: The Clicking of Cuthbert (9/7)
1930: Mr. Pottermack's Oversight (9/5)
1933: Miss Lonelyhearts (9/5)
1938: Death in a White Tie (9/3)
1939: The Day of the Locust (9/4)
1940: Death of a Peer (aka "Surfeit of Lampreys") (9/2)
1943: Miss Silver Deals with Death {aka "Miss Silver Intervenes"} (9/1)
1945: She Came Back {aka "The Traveller Returns"} (9/7)
1947: Final Curtain (9/6)
1997: The Burglar in the Library (9/6)

286threadnsong
Sep 8, 7:20pm Top

The Hero with a Thousand Faces has both 1949 and 1968 as the publication dates, first and second printing respectfully. I leave it to our QM Andrew to decide which year to log this book!

2017: The Bone Reader by Mab Morris

287Andrew-theQM
Sep 8, 8:10pm Top

>286 threadnsong: I would always go with the date a book is first published, 1949 in this case.

288threadnsong
Sep 8, 8:22pm Top

>287 Andrew-theQM: Woo-hoo! Then I've got my 1940's decade covered.

289Andrew-theQM
Edited: Sep 8, 8:43pm Top

>288 threadnsong: 🙌👏👏👏 I’m yet to get one book for the 1940s, my worst decade!

290threadnsong
Sep 8, 9:16pm Top

>289 Andrew-theQM: It's a tough one, isn't it? Dame Agatha is winding down, and there were a lot of books published after and before, but not so much the 1940's.

291Carol420
Sep 9, 8:21am Top

>289 Andrew-theQM: >290 threadnsong: Major war years. Could that have something to do with it?

292Andrew-theQM
Sep 9, 2:00pm Top

>291 Carol420: >290 threadnsong: I’m sure that was a major part of it. Key people away at war, rations and shortages!

293kac522
Sep 11, 2:54am Top

>289 Andrew-theQM: My worst decade is the 1980s....don't have a single book, and not even one waiting on the shelf. Not sure why...any theories? Can I blame disco?

294Andrew-theQM
Sep 11, 4:21pm Top

>293 kac522: I’m doing a bit better with the eighties. Three Maeve Binchy books, one each of Elizabeth George, Elizabeth Peters and Ellis Peters. So six in total so far.

Off to do some D.I.S.C.O!

295Carol420
Sep 11, 4:31pm Top

>294 Andrew-theQM: Are you really John Travolta???

296Andrew-theQM
Sep 11, 4:58pm Top

>295 Carol420: Of course! Cue The Bee Gees

297LibraryCin
Sep 11, 7:14pm Top

Ahhh, I'd venture to say that disco belonged in the 70s. Late 70s, I suppose and it spilled over a bit into the 80s, but more 70s in my opinion.

298LibraryCin
Sep 11, 7:18pm Top

According to the disco entry in wikipedia:

"Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene ...
By the late 1970s, most major U.S. cities had thriving disco club scenes ...
Disco was the last popular music movement driven by the baby boom generation. It began to decline in the United States during 1979-80, and by 1982 it had lost nearly all popularity there. Disco Demolition Night, an anti-disco protest held in Chicago on July 12, 1979, remains the most well-known of several "backlash" incidents across the country that symbolized disco's declining fortune."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco

So, it was already declining by the start of the 80s.

299Andrew-theQM
Sep 11, 7:47pm Top

>298 LibraryCin: Saturday Night Fever was released in 1977.

300dustydigger
Edited: Sep 19, 5:35am Top

Finally completed the 20s and 30s decades,which are indeed still looking a bit sparse.
1923 Doctor Dolittle's Post Office by Hugh Lofting
1925 Mary Poppins Comes Back by P L Travers
1925 Hay Fever by Noel Coward
1926 These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
1932 Down the Garden Path by Beverley Nichols
1935 Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizzone
1937 The Case is Closed by Patricia Wentworth
1938 Mr Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
1939 Lonesome Road by Patricia Wentworth

301dustydigger
Edited: Sep 20, 6:23pm Top

Finished the 40s and 50s!
1940 Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
1941 Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
1944 The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
1945 Stuart Little by E B White
1946 The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
1947 People of the Crater by Andre Norton
1948 Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B Gilbreth jnr
1949 Five Get into Trouble by Enid Blyton
1951 The Sentinel by Arthur C Clarke
1952 One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
1953 Planet of Light by Raymond F Jones
1954 Horton Hears a Who by Dr Seuss
1955 Eloise by Kay Thompson
1957 Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
1958 Immortality, inc by Robert Sheckley
1959 Galactic Derelict by Andre Norton

302leslie.98
Edited: Sep 21, 7:06pm Top

Well done dustydigger!

Since my last post here earlier in September I have read:

1934: Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
1949: Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth
1955: Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh
1958: The Getaway by Jim Thompson
2009: The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker

and then I got sucked up into the Liaden Universe series by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller! Most of the novels I had read before but all the short stories named below were new to me.

1988: Agent of Change and Conflict of Honors
1989: Carpe Diem
1995: Two Tales of Korval (2 short stories)
1998: Fellow Travelers (3 short stories)
1999: Duty Bound (2 short stories) and Plan B
2000: Certain Symmetry (2 short stories) and Local Custom
2001: Scout's Progress
2002: I Dare
2004: Balance of Trade
2005: Crystal Soldier
2006: Crystal Dragon
2009: Fledgling
2010: Saltation and Mouse and Dragon
2011: "Intelligent Design" (short story in Free Short Stories 2011), Ghost Ship and Skyblaze
2012: "Landed Alien" (short story in Free Short Stories 2012) and Dragon Ship
2013: "Eleutherios" & "Out of True" (2 short stories in Free Short Stories 2013), Trade Secret and Necessity's Child
2015: "Chimera" (short story in Free Short Stories 2015) and Dragon in Exile
2016: "Wise Child" (short story in Free Short Stories 2016) and Alliance of Equals
2017: The Gathering Edge
2018: Neogenesis
2019: A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 4 and Accepting the Lance

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