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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: Dec 27, 2019, 2:30pm Top

✔️ 1920s Decade Completed (Our fourth 👍)

1920
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Berry & Co. by Dornford Yates
1921
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
The Terrible Old Man by H. P. Lovecraft
Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington
1922
The Life and Death of Harriett Frean by May Sinclair
The Music of Erich Zann by H. P. Lovecraft
The Clicking of Cuthbert by P. G. Wodehouse
The Cross by Sigrid Undset
1923
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran
Doctor Dolittle's Post Office by Hugh Lofting
Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook by R. Austin Freeman
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
The Castle by Franz Kafka
1927
The Last Post by Ford Madox Ford
The Tower Treasure by Franklin W. Dixon
The Best of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
1928
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley
As a Thief in the Night by R. Austin Freeman
The Draycott Murder Mystery by Molly Thynne
Quicksand by Nella Larsen
1929
Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
The Murder on the Enriqueta by Molly Thyne

3Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 2:44pm Top

✔️ 1930s Decade Completed (Our second one 😀)

1930
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson by Beatrix Potter
Mr. Pottermack's Oversight by R. Austin Freeman
The Case of Sir Adam Braid by Molly Thynne
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
Design For Living by Noel Coward
The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie
1933
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Flush by Virginia Woolf
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes by R. Austin Freeman
1934
The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson
A Martian Odyssey by Stanley G. Weinbaum
Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
Death Among the Sunbathers by E.R. Punshon
1935
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizzone
Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer
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
Thou Shell of Death by Nicholas Blake
1937
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Case is Closed by Patricia Wentworth
Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
She Painted Her Face by Dornford Yates
1938
All This and Heaven Too by Rachel Field
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh
1939
The Wild Palms by William Faulkner
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
Lonesome Road by Patricia Wentworth
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

4Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 1:58pm 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
Death of a Peer (Surfeit of Lampreys) by Ngaio Marsh
Who Pays the Piper? by Patricia Wentworth
1941
Drink to Yesterday by Manning Coles
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
1942
Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare
The Big Midget Murders by Craig Rice
1943
The Two Mrs. Abbotts by D. E. Stevenson
The Weight of the Evidence by Michael Innes
Miss Silver Deals with Death (Miss Silver Intervenes) by Patricia Wentworth
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
1944
While We Still Live by Helen MacInnes
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The Key by Patricia Wentworth
1945
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Stuart Little by E. B. White
She Came Back (The Traveller Returns) by Patricia Wentworth
Five Go to Smuggler's Top by Enid Blyton
1946
Ilsa by Madeleine L'Engle
The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
Palladian by Elizabeth Taylor
Dark Threat (aka Pilgrim's Rest) by Patricia Wentworth
1947
The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
The People of the Crater by Andre Norton
Final Curtain by Ngaio Marsh
Minute for Murder by Nicholas Blake
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
Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth

5Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 2:45pm Top

✔️ 1950s Decade Completed (The seventh one 😉)

1950
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
The Dark Other by Stanley G. Weinbaum
The Brading Collection by Patricia Wentworth
1951
Triple Jeopardy by Rex Stout
The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke
Rogue Queen by L. Sprague De Camp
Fallen into the Pit by Ellis Peters
1952
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
1953
The Lying Days by Nadine Gordimer
Planet of Light by Raymond F. Jones
The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
Vanishing Point by Patricia Wentworth
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
Lavender's Blue by Kathleen Lines
1955
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
Eloise by Kay Thompson
Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh
Inherit the Wind by Lawrence and Lee
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
If Death Ever Slept by Rex Stout
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
1958
The Big Time by Fritz Lieber
Treasure of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
Immortality, inc by Robert Sheckley
And Four to Go by Rex Stout
The Getaway by Jim Thompson
The Alington Inheritance by Patricia Wentworth
1959
Endurance : Shackleton’s Incredible Journey by Alfred Lansing
Galactic Derelict by Andre Norton
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

6Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 2:48pm Top

✔️ 1960s Decade Completed (The eighth one 😅)

1960
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Elmer by David McKee
Too Many Clients by Rex Stout
1961
Pariah Planet by Murray Leinster
The Borrowers Aloft by Mary Norton
The Chinese Nail Murders by Robert van Gulik
Star Hunter by Andre Norton
Asterix the Gaul by Rene Goscinny
Star Hunter by Andre Norton
The Final Deduction by Rex Stout
1962
Cover Her Face by P. D. James
Knave of Hearts by Dell Shannon
Homicide Trinity by Rex Stout
1963
Med Ship Man by Murray Leinster
Med Ship by Murray Leinster
1964
An Enemy at Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
1965
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
Five on Finniston Farm by Enid Blyton
Frederica by Georgette Heyer
1966
The Diary of Anais Nin: Vol 1 (1931-1934) by Anais Nin
The Infinite Variety of Music by Leonard Bernstein
The Market Square by Miss Read
The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
1967
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
The Swan in the Evening by Rosamond Lehmann
The Jewels of Elsewhen by Ted White
The Howards of Caxley by Miss Read
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delaney
1968
True Grit by Charles Portis
The Goblin Reservation by Clifford D. Simak
Rum Affair (aka "Dolly and the Singing Bird") by Dorothy Dunnett
1969
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont
Postmarked the Stars by Andre Norton
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
Johnny Get Your Gun by John Ball

7Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 2:50pm 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
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Ibiza Surprise (aka "Dolly and the Cookie Bird") by Dorothy Dunnett
Are You there God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
1971
The Cat and Shakespeare by Raja Rao
Tangled Autumn by Betty Neels
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
Levkas Man by Hammond Innes
The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Operation Nassau (aka "Dolly and the Doctor Bird") by Dorothy Dunnett
Denver is Missing! (Don't Pick the Flowers) by D F Jones
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
1972
Wish With the Candles by Betty Neels
Time Gate by John Jakes
1973
Winter of Change by Betty Neels
A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Cemetery World by Clifford D Simak
1974
The Gemel Ring by Betty Neels
West From Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
1975
Roses for Christmas by Betty Neels
Orbitsville by Bob Shaw
The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman
1976
The Edge of Winter by Betty Neels
Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari by Dorothy Gilman
My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny
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
My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by Eve Sutton
1979
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield

8Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 2:35pm 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
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
1981
Whalesong by Robert Siegel
Wheelworld by Harry Harrison
1982
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman
Jungles and People by Gillian Morgan
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
1983
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station by Dorothy Gilman
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
King's Blood Four by Sheri S. Tepper
Necromancer Nine by Sheri S. Tepper
Tik-Tok by John Sladek
The Dreamstone by C.J. Cherryh
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
Wizard's Eleven by Sheri S. Tepper
Hot and Cold Summer by Johanna Hurwitz
1985
Echoes by Maeve Binchy
Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha by Dorothy Gilman
The Song of Mavin Manyshaped by Sheri S. Tepper
The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped by Sheri S. Tepper
The Search of Mavin Manyshaped by Sheri S. Tepper
Jinian Footseer by Sheri S. Tepper
Angel With the Sword by C J Cherryh
1986
Two Weeks to Remember by Betty Neels
Gom on Windy Mountain by Grace Chetwin
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction by Henry Chadwick
Dervish Daughter by Sheri S. Tepper
Jinian Star-Eye by Sheri S. Tepper
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo
1987
The Wicked Godmother by M C Beaton
Rake's Progress by M C Beaton
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
1988
The Igloo by Charlotte Yue
Nice Work by David Lodge
Agent of Change by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Conflict of Honors by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
A Connecticut Yankee in the Frontier Ozarks: the Writings of Theodore Pease Russell by James F. Keefe
Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle by Dorothy Gilman
1989
Grass by Sherri S. Tepper
Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold
Carpe Diem by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Starfarers by Vonda N McIntyre

9Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 3:07pm Top

✔️ 1990s Decade Completed (Our fifth one ☺️)

1990
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Gossamer Axe by Gael Baudino
Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish by Dorothy Gilman
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
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
Black Echo by Michael Connelly
Zero at the Bone by Mary Willis Walker
1992
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief by Dorothy Gilman
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
1993
Lady Fortescue Steps Out by M C Beaton
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
The Giver by Lois Lowry
A Torrid Piece of Murder by C.F. Roe
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
Two Tales of Korval by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Mrs. Pollifax Pursued by Dorothy Gilman
Johann Sebastian Bach: Play by Play/Cantata Alan Rich
Mystique by Amanda Quick
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
Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer by Dorothy Gilman
Is Heathcliff a Murderer? by John Sutherland
Mischief by Amanda Quick
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
The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block
Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist by Dorothy Gilman
The World of Jane Austen by Nigel Nicolson
Timegates by Jack Dann
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
The Last Hostage by John J. Nance
Fellow Travelers by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Mind Changer by James White
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
A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
Duty Bound by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Plan B by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Good Evening, Mrs. Craven by Mollie Panter-Downes
Moon Shots by Peter Crowther

10Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 3:12pm 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
Certain Symmetry by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Local Custom by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman
Guardian of the Balance by Irene Radford
Deck the Halls by Mary Higgins Clarke
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
Scout's Progress by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
A Cafecito Story by Julia Alvarez
The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett
Guardian of the Trust by Irene Radford
Fleeced by Carol Higgins Clarke
2002
Justice Hall by Laurie R King
Black Seconds by Karin Fossum
Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold
I Dare by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The White Road by John Connolly
Kaleidoscope by Dorothy Gilman
2003
Gathering The Bones by Jack Dann & Ramsey Campbell
The Doctors' Plague by Sherwin B. Nuland
The Fall of Never by Ronald Malfi
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
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
Balance of Trade by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
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
Leaving Home by Anita Brookner
Crystal Soldier by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Thud! by Terry Pratchett
2006
Ireland Awakening by Edward Rutherford
The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Maelstrom by Anne McCaffrey
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
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
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Letters from Lamledra: Cornwall 1914-1918 by Marjorie Williams
The Margarets by Sheri S. Tepper
Letters from Lamledra: Cornwall 1914-1918 by Marjorie Williams
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
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
Home: A Memoir of my Early Years by Julie Andrews
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 by Philip Zaleski
The Last Days of the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport
Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk
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
The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin
The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker
Fledgling by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Dog on It by Spencer Quinn
The Doomsday Key by James Rollins
Girls Like Us by Christina Alger
The Whisper Man by Alex North
The Alexander Cipher by Will Adams
Strangers by Anita Brookner
What Remains of Heaven by C.S. Harris
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

11Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 27, 2019, 3:23pm 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
Sticks and Stones by Madeleine Urban
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
Saltation by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
Doctor Cerberus by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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
Free Short Stories 2011 (Intelligent Design) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Ghost Ship by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Skyblaze by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The Funeral Boat by Kate Ellis
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Susanna and the Spy by Anna Elliott
A Touch of Gold by Joyce Lavene
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
Free Short Stories 2012 (Landed Alien by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Dragon Ship by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Paradise Falls by Jonnie Jacobs
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
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
Free Short Stories 2013 (Eleutherios) and (Out of True) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Trade Secret by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Necessity's Child by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The Magpies by Mark Edwards
The Creeps by John Connolly
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
True Love by Jude Deveraux
The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block
The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo
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
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
The Pyramid of Mud by Andrea Camilleri
The Final Silence by Stuart Neville
Think Like a Freak by Levitt & Dubner
Close To Home by Lisa Jackson
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
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
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
Free Short Stories 2015 (Chimera) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Finding Peter by William Peter Blatty
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
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
Free Short Stories 2016 (Wise Child) by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler
Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki
Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
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
Evil Games by Angela Marsons
The Caller by Chris Carter
The House Next Door by Darcy Coates
The North Water by Ian McGuire
The Bone Reader by Mab Morris
The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
The Last To See Me by M. Dressler
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
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham
The Flowers of Vashnoi by Lois McMaster Bujold
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Neogenesis by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
The Agony House by Cherie Priest
The Good People by Hannah Kent
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport
The Policeman's Daughter by Trudy Nan Boyce
The Cut Out Girl by Bart Van Es
Hi Bob! by Bob Newhart
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
The Chain by Adrian McKinty
In the Darkness by Mike Omer
Old Bones (Preston and Child) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Institute by Stephen King
The Second-Worst Restaurant in France by Alexander McCall Smith
A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 4 by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Accepting the Lance by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith
Vendetta in Death by J. D. Robb
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler
Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen
Bloody Genius by John Sandford
Someone We Know by Shari Lapeña
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
Murder, She Meowed by Liz Mugavero
Sins of The Fathers by J.A. Jance
No Exit by Taylor Adams
Dead At First Sight by Peter James
She Said by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
Emergence by C J Cherryh

12dustydigger
Jan 1, 2019, 7:39am Top

First book for the challenge!

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

13Carol420
Jan 1, 2019, 11:43am Top

Pale As Death - Heather Graham - 2018

14Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jan 1, 2019, 12:58pm Top

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

15dustydigger
Edited: Jan 2, 2019, 1:23pm Top

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

16Andrew-theQM
Jan 2, 2019, 1:25pm Top

17rainpebble
Edited: Jan 21, 2019, 3:09pm Top

18Andrew-theQM
Jan 3, 2019, 3:27pm Top

19Carol420
Jan 3, 2019, 5:19pm Top

The Stepchild by Joanne Fluke - 1980

20Andrew-theQM
Jan 3, 2019, 5:40pm Top

21Carol420
Jan 3, 2019, 8:02pm Top

The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay - 2016

22Carol420
Jan 4, 2019, 11:01am Top

White Bodies by Jane Robins - 2017

23Andrew-theQM
Jan 4, 2019, 11:55am Top

24Andrew-theQM
Jan 4, 2019, 4:43pm Top

Now You See Her by Heidi Perks - 2018

25Sergeirocks
Jan 4, 2019, 5:48pm Top

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

26Andrew-theQM
Jan 4, 2019, 6:27pm Top

27Sergeirocks
Jan 5, 2019, 6:07pm Top

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

28Andrew-theQM
Jan 5, 2019, 6:14pm Top

29LibraryCin
Jan 6, 2019, 1:05am Top

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

30dustydigger
Jan 6, 2019, 8:29am Top

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

31Carol420
Jan 6, 2019, 7:06pm Top

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

32LibraryCin
Jan 7, 2019, 12:21am Top

1980:
The Parasite / Ramsey Campbell
3 stars

33Sergeirocks
Jan 7, 2019, 2:30am Top

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

34dustydigger
Jan 8, 2019, 4:58am Top

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson - 1956

36Carol420
Jan 9, 2019, 12:33pm Top

I Am Death by Chris Carter - 2015

37dustydigger
Edited: Jan 14, 2019, 6:33am Top

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38dustydigger
Jan 9, 2019, 12:45pm Top

Unlocked by John Scalzi - 2014

40DeusXMachina
Jan 9, 2019, 7:49pm Top

41Olivermagnus
Edited: Jan 10, 2019, 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, 2019, 3:09pm Top

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

43Carol420
Jan 11, 2019, 10:44am Top

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

44FHC
Jan 11, 2019, 10:47am Top

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

45FHC
Jan 11, 2019, 10:55am Top

One Two Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie Nov 1940 Poirot

46Andrew-theQM
Edited: Jan 11, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 10:49pm Top

49dustydigger
Jan 12, 2019, 6:55am Top

2007 - Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Policemen's Union

51Andrew-theQM
Jan 13, 2019, 5:20am Top

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

53Carol420
Jan 13, 2019, 10:13am Top

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison -2016

54dustydigger
Jan 14, 2019, 6:36am Top

2018 - Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

55LibraryCin
Jan 14, 2019, 11:26pm Top

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

56LibraryCin
Jan 14, 2019, 11:54pm Top

2010:
Lies of the Heart / Michelle Boyajian
4 stars

57Carol420
Jan 15, 2019, 7:48am Top

Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts - 2004

58Andrew-theQM
Jan 16, 2019, 4:00pm Top

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

59JulieLill
Jan 16, 2019, 4:04pm Top

Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom 2018

60Carol420
Jan 16, 2019, 5:13pm Top

Never let You Go by Chevy Stevens - 2017

61rainpebble
Edited: Jan 23, 2019, 5:20pm Top

62LibraryCin
Jan 19, 2019, 12:10am Top

1997:
The Perfect Storm / Sebastian Junger
3.5 stars

63LibraryCin
Jan 19, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 10:19am Top

Aftermath by Peter Robinson -2011

67dustydigger
Jan 20, 2019, 5:10pm Top

1942 Cyril Hare - Tragedy at Law

68Andrew-theQM
Jan 20, 2019, 6:01pm Top

Ireland Awakening by Edward Rutherfurd 2006

69Carol420
Jan 21, 2019, 7:42am Top

A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods - 2018

70JulieLill
Jan 21, 2019, 12:14pm Top

72LibraryCin
Edited: Jan 21, 2019, 10:44pm Top

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

73LibraryCin
Jan 21, 2019, 10:59pm Top

2012:
Enchanting Lily / Anjali Banerjee
3.5 stars

74Carol420
Jan 22, 2019, 12:45pm Top

2003 - Gathering The Bones by Jack Dann & Ramsey Campbell

75Carol420
Jan 23, 2019, 6:34am Top

A Tap On The Window by Linwood Barclay - 2014

76Sergeirocks
Jan 23, 2019, 11:44am Top

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

77rainpebble
Edited: Jan 23, 2019, 5:24pm Top

78Carol420
Jan 23, 2019, 5:27pm Top

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield - 2018

79rainpebble
Jan 24, 2019, 1:16pm Top

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

80dustydigger
Edited: Jan 24, 2019, 4:46pm Top

2002 - Justice Hall by Laurie R King

81JulieLill
Edited: Jan 26, 2019, 4:36pm Top

82LibraryCin
Jan 26, 2019, 4:51pm Top

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

83leslie.98
Jan 26, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 9:56pm Top

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

86kac522
Edited: Jan 27, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 6:21pm Top

OK, finished one from this century:

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

89threadnsong
Jan 27, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 11:38pm Top

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

96rainpebble
Edited: Jan 28, 2019, 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, 2019, 5:08pm Top

2010 - Blackout by Connie Willis

98Andrew-theQM
Jan 28, 2019, 5:31pm Top

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

99Andrew-theQM
Jan 28, 2019, 5:32pm Top

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

100Andrew-theQM
Jan 28, 2019, 7:20pm Top

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

102dustydigger
Edited: Jan 30, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 9:19pm Top

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

105LibraryCin
Jan 29, 2019, 9:45pm Top

2008
The Queen's Lady / Barbara Kyle
3 stars

106Carol420
Jan 30, 2019, 6:19am Top

2010 - Aftermath by Peter Turnbull

107kac522
Edited: Jan 31, 2019, 1:15am Top

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

108Andrew-theQM
Jan 31, 2019, 4:55pm Top

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

109Carol420
Jan 31, 2019, 6:16pm Top

Cover Her Face by P.D. James - 1962

110rainpebble
Jan 31, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 12:36pm Top

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

114Carol420
Feb 1, 2019, 6:58pm Top

2018 - Boar Island by Nevada Barr

115LibraryCin
Feb 1, 2019, 10:34pm Top

2018
The Pact / Carol Coffey
3.75 stars

117threadnsong
Feb 2, 2019, 5:43pm Top

2000
Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay

118Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 3, 2019, 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, 2019, 1:44am Top

2011
Something Fierce / Carmen Aguirre
3.5 stars

120LibraryCin
Feb 3, 2019, 3:18pm Top

2011
Sweet Valley Confidential / Francine Pascal

121Andrew-theQM
Feb 3, 2019, 4:57pm Top

Done upto 120 - 58 years covered 🙌

122dustydigger
Feb 3, 2019, 4:57pm Top

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

123Carol420
Feb 4, 2019, 7:34am Top

2018 - Hangman by Jack Heath

124mnleona
Feb 4, 2019, 8:04am Top

125rainpebble
Edited: Feb 5, 2019, 2:06pm Top

126LibraryCin
Feb 5, 2019, 11:26pm Top

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

127Carol420
Feb 6, 2019, 7:21am Top

Grist Mill Road by Christopher Yates - 2018

129Carol420
Feb 6, 2019, 6:29pm Top

Haunted by Randy Way White - 2015

130Carol420
Feb 7, 2019, 9:14am Top

When Shadows Fall by J.T. Ellison -2014

131JulieLill
Feb 7, 2019, 5:11pm Top

132Carol420
Feb 7, 2019, 5:32pm Top

Ice Cold Alice by C.P. Wilson - 2015

133Andrew-theQM
Feb 7, 2019, 7:28pm Top

Updated to 132.

135JulieLill
Feb 8, 2019, 11:48am Top

All My Sons by Arthur Miller 1947

136dustydigger
Feb 8, 2019, 12:12pm Top

1988: The Igloo by Charlotte Yue

137Carol420
Feb 8, 2019, 1:26pm Top

The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards - 2015

138LibraryCin
Feb 8, 2019, 11:31pm Top

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

139LibraryCin
Feb 8, 2019, 11:44pm Top

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

140dustydigger
Edited: Feb 10, 2019, 3:37am Top

2010 All Clear by Connie Willis

141Carol420
Edited: Feb 10, 2019, 1:49pm Top

If I Live by Teri Blackstock -2018

142LibraryCin
Edited: Feb 11, 2019, 10:15pm Top

2018:
The Hidden Bones / Nicola Ford

143Carol420
Feb 12, 2019, 6:31am Top

144dustydigger
Feb 13, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 7:56am Top

Connections In Death by J.D. Robb - 2019

147JulieLill
Feb 13, 2019, 12:05pm Top

148dustydigger
Feb 13, 2019, 1:16pm Top

2018 Pandora's Boy by Lindsey Davis

149Andrew-theQM
Feb 13, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 7:47pm Top

IQ by Joe Ide - 2016

152Andrew-theQM
Feb 15, 2019, 1:17pm Top

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

153rainpebble
Edited: Feb 15, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 4:54pm Top

2007 Powers by Ursula K Le Guin

156rainpebble
Feb 16, 2019, 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, 2019, 4:10pm Top

2011:
Delirium / Lauren Oliver
4 stars

158Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 17, 2019, 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, 2019, 6:57pm Top

160Carol420
Feb 18, 2019, 7:37am Top

Nothing Stays Buried by P.J. Tracy -2017

162Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 18, 2019, 5:51pm Top

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

163Carol420
Feb 19, 2019, 12:00pm Top

2018- The Nowhere Child by Christian White

164dustydigger
Feb 19, 2019, 4:43pm Top

1943 The Weight of the Evidence by Michael Innes

165kac522
Edited: Feb 20, 2019, 12:03am Top

1924 So Big, by Edna Ferber

166Sergeirocks
Feb 20, 2019, 1:09pm Top

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

167Andrew-theQM
Feb 20, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 10:26am Top

Black Seconds by Karin Fossum - 2002

170LibraryCin
Feb 23, 2019, 12:12am Top

2013
The End Games / T. Michael Martin
3.5 stars

171LibraryCin
Feb 23, 2019, 12:31am Top

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

172LibraryCin
Feb 23, 2019, 1:03am Top

2011
The Last Little Blue Envelope / Maureen Johnson
4 stars

173LibraryCin
Feb 23, 2019, 1:22am Top

1971
The Cat and Shakespeare / Raja Rao
1.5 stars

175nrmay
Feb 23, 2019, 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, 2019, 10:40pm Top

The Orphanmaster / Jean Zimmerman 2012

177nrmay
Feb 24, 2019, 6:22pm Top

1986 Gom on Windy Mountain Grace Chetwin :)

178threadnsong
Edited: Feb 24, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 3:55pm Top

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

181dustydigger
Edited: Feb 25, 2019, 4:10am Top

Another one for 2018!
2018 Scourged by Kevin Hearne.

182Andrew-theQM
Edited: Feb 25, 2019, 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, 2019, 8:19pm Top

2016. a useful woman Darcie Wilde

184LibraryCin
Feb 26, 2019, 10:06pm Top

2011:
Becoming Marie Antoinette / Juliet Grey
4 stars

186nrmay
Feb 27, 2019, 1:15pm Top

2017 the end we start from Megan Hunter :)

188Carol420
Mar 1, 2019, 11:57am Top

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

189nrmay
Mar 1, 2019, 2:11pm Top

2019 tear it down by Nick Petrie. :)

190LibraryCin
Mar 1, 2019, 10:39pm Top

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

191Carol420
Edited: Mar 3, 2019, 1:15pm Top

2013 -While We Still Live by Helen MacInnes -

192nrmay
Edited: Mar 3, 2019, 1:56pm Top

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

193Andrew-theQM
Mar 2, 2019, 6:28pm Top

Updated to 192.

194EadieB
Edited: Mar 3, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 1:13pm Top

2016 - The Amnesia Paradox by Noelle Greene

197Carol420
Mar 3, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 5:46pm Top

2016:
End of Watch / Stephen King
3.5 stars

201LibraryCin
Mar 3, 2019, 11:36pm Top

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

202LibraryCin
Mar 3, 2019, 11:56pm Top

1970:
Love Story / Erich Segal
3.5 stars

203rainpebble
Mar 4, 2019, 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, 2019, 3:29pm Top

2018 - Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

205Andrew-theQM
Mar 4, 2019, 7:02pm Top

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

206Andrew-theQM
Mar 4, 2019, 7:03pm Top

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

207Andrew-theQM
Mar 4, 2019, 7:07pm Top

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

208Carol420
Edited: Mar 5, 2019, 5:25pm Top

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

209rainpebble
Edited: Mar 5, 2019, 9:17pm Top

210Carol420
Edited: Mar 6, 2019, 10:05am Top

2013 - Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver

211rainpebble
Edited: Mar 6, 2019, 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, 2019, 12:39pm Top

2018 The night diary by Veera Hiranandani. :)

Newbery Honor book and Walter Dean Myers Honor book.

213kac522
Mar 6, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 5:27pm Top

>214 dustydigger: So sad, Dusty.

216Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 14, 2019, 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, 2019, 7:28am Top

1934 A Martian Odyssey by Stanley G Weinbaum

218dustydigger
Edited: Mar 8, 2019, 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, 2019, 4:56pm Top

1992 - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

220LibraryCin
Mar 8, 2019, 11:25pm Top

2015:
Broken Promise / Linwood Barclay
4 stars

221dustydigger
Edited: Mar 10, 2019, 1:40pm Top

2017The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross

223Carol420
Edited: Mar 11, 2019, 11:00am Top

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

224dustydigger
Mar 11, 2019, 6:08am Top

1950 The Dark Other by Stanley G Weinbaum

225LibraryCin
Mar 11, 2019, 11:02pm Top

2014:
Undivided / Neal Shusterman
4 stars

226nrmay
Mar 12, 2019, 9:23am Top

2017 Harmony House by Ruth Hay

227Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 12, 2019, 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, 2019, 1:40pm Top

WOWza!~! We are the 'INCREDIBLES'!

229Andrew-theQM
Mar 13, 2019, 7:26pm Top

>228 rainpebble: Aren’t we just! 😳😍

230kac522
Mar 14, 2019, 2:54am Top

1940 Mr Skeffington, Elizabeth von Arnim

231Carol420
Edited: Mar 14, 2019, 9:38am Top

232rainpebble
Mar 14, 2019, 3:03pm Top

LOL; love it!~!

233rainpebble
Mar 14, 2019, 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, 2019, 3:49pm Top

235Andrew-theQM
Edited: Mar 17, 2019, 6:01pm Top

Updated to 234.

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

236dustydigger
Edited: Mar 16, 2019, 3:35pm Top

1977 Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

237rainpebble
Edited: Mar 16, 2019, 6:48pm Top

238kac522
Mar 15, 2019, 6:46pm Top

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

239LibraryCin
Mar 15, 2019, 11:16pm Top

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

240Carol420
Mar 16, 2019, 9:38am Top

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

241rainpebble
Edited: Mar 17, 2019, 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, 2019, 4:35pm Top

2013:
When We Wake / Karen Healey
3.75 stars

243rainpebble
Mar 17, 2019, 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, 2019, 5:16pm Top

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

245Andrew-theQM
Mar 17, 2019, 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, 2019, 7:45pm Top

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

247LibraryCin
Mar 17, 2019, 11:58pm Top

248rainpebble
Mar 18, 2019, 1:30pm Top

WOOT WOOT!~!~!

249Andrew-theQM
Mar 20, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 8:25pm Top

1994--The Black Opal by Victoria Holt

252Carol420
Edited: Apr 11, 2019, 1:13pm Top

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

253Andrew-theQM
Apr 18, 2019, 2:51pm Top

Updated to 252. 🙂

254Carol420
Apr 19, 2019, 6:47am Top

2008 - Isolation by Travis Thrasher

255Carol420
Edited: May 10, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 4:50pm Top

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

259kac522
May 5, 2019, 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, 2019, 6:24am Top

Updated to 259

261Carol420
Edited: Jun 5, 2019, 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, 2019, 10:14am Top

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

263kac522
Edited: May 27, 2019, 10:11pm Top

1991 Lost in Yonkers, Neil Simon

264Andrew-theQM
May 26, 2019, 6:13pm Top

Updated to 263.

265kac522
Edited: May 27, 2019, 10:11pm Top

1925 The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie

266leslie.98
Edited: Jun 11, 2019, 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, 2019, 11:22am Top

Updated to 265.

268threadnsong
Jun 16, 2019, 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, 2019, 4:49pm Top

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

270dustydigger
Edited: Jul 2, 2019, 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, 2019, 12:14am Top

1966 The Infinite Variety of Music, Leonard Bernstein

272threadnsong
Edited: Jun 30, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 6:23am Top

Updated to 276.

278Carol420
Edited: Jul 30, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 3:47pm Top

Updated to 280.

282Carol420
Edited: Sep 20, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 8:10pm Top

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

288threadnsong
Sep 8, 2019, 8:22pm Top

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

289Andrew-theQM
Edited: Sep 8, 2019, 8:43pm Top

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

290threadnsong
Sep 8, 2019, 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, 2019, 8:21am Top

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

292Andrew-theQM
Sep 9, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 4:31pm Top

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

296Andrew-theQM
Sep 11, 2019, 4:58pm Top

>295 Carol420: Of course! Cue The Bee Gees

297LibraryCin
Sep 11, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 7:47pm Top

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

300dustydigger
Edited: Sep 19, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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

303Carol420
Edited: Oct 4, 2019, 6:40am Top

2011 - The Funeral Boat - Kate Ellis
2012 - Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan
2012 -Paradise Falls - Jonnie Jacobs
2013 - The Magpies - Mark Edwards

304Andrew-theQM
Sep 30, 2019, 7:19pm Top

Updated to 303.

305Carol420
Edited: Oct 4, 2019, 6:37am Top

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306kac522
Oct 3, 2019, 10:56pm Top

1937 Scoop, Evelyn Waugh
1949 Little Boy Lost, M. Laski
1971 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Ernest Gaines
1986 Augustine: A Very Short Introduction, by Henry Chadwick (finally! my first book from the 1980s)
2001 A Cafecito Story, Julia Alvarez
2008 The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008, P. Zaleski, editor
2009 The Cello Suites, Eric Siblin
2017 The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell; Audiobook read by Robin Laing
2018 Becoming, Michelle Obama, Audiobook read by the author
2019 The Department of Sensitive Crimes, Alexander McCall Smith

307Carol420
Edited: Oct 14, 2019, 1:27pm Top

1976 - Touch Not The Cat - Mary Stewart
2009 - Dog On It - Spencer Quinn
2010 - The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest - Steig Larsson
2011 - The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare
2013 - The Creeps - John Connolly
2018 - Last Seen Alive - Claire Douglas
2018 - Sometimes I Lie - Alice Fenney
2019 - Vendetta In Death - J.D. Robb
2019 - An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks
2019 - Nyctophobia - Christopher Fowler
2019 - Elevator Pitch - Linwood Barclay

308dustydigger
Oct 5, 2019, 7:18am Top

Yay,finished the 60s,and have completed 83 years in total. Now that I finished off some other yearly challenges,I can concentrate more on this one,and am now able to double up ,choosing a book for a year which also applies to my Worlds Without End challenge,where I've read 69/80.

1929 The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
1943 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty White
1945 Five Go To Smuggler's Top The Elephant and the Bad Baby by by Enid Blyton
1954 Lavender's Blue by Kathleen Lines
1960 Elmer by David McKee
1961 Chinese Nail Murders by Robert van Gulik
1961 Star Hunter by Andre Norton
1962 Knave of Hearts by Dell Shannon
1963 Medship by Murray Leinster
1964 Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
1965 Five on Finneston Farm by Enid Blyton
1966 The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
1967 The Jewels of Elsewhen by Ted White
1968 The Goblin Reservation by Clifford D Simak
1969 The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont
1969 Postmarked the Stars by Andre Norton

309kac522
Edited: Oct 10, 2019, 12:59am Top

I've just finished an excellent collection of short stories: Good Evening, Mrs. Craven: the Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes. These 21 stories were originally published in the New Yorker magazine between 1939 and 1944; this collection was published in book form in 1999.

So I'm not sure which year(s) to classify this collection.

310leslie.98
Oct 10, 2019, 9:44am Top

>309 kac522: I think that you could either put the whole book down as 1999 or list the individual stories under the year in which they appeared in the New Yorker.

311Carol420
Edited: Oct 10, 2019, 9:50am Top

>309 kac522: I agree with >310 leslie.98:. There are no hard fast rules for this venture. If you want to list the individual stories by year...feel free to do so...but to save yourself some extra work and have more reading time...just list the whole book as 1999.

312kac522
Edited: Oct 11, 2019, 12:39am Top

>310 leslie.98:, >311 Carol420: Thanks, good idea! I already have something for 1999, but need to shore up my 1940s, so will probably list the stories by year.

313leslie.98
Oct 11, 2019, 9:13pm Top

I have finished the current decade (2010s) with A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk (published in 2014).

314Carol420
Edited: Oct 12, 2019, 5:49am Top

>313 leslie.98:



Congratulations. One decade down!

315kac522
Oct 12, 2019, 5:54pm Top

from: Good Evening Mrs Craven: the Wartime stories of Mollie Panter-Downes:

1939 "Date with Romance"
1940 "Meeting at the Pringles'", "Mrs. Ramsay's War", "In Clover", "It's the Real Thing", "This Flower, Safety", "As the Fruitful Vine", "Lunch with Mr. Biddle"
1941 "Battle of the Greeks", "Fin de Siecle", "Literary Scandal at the Sewing Party", "Goodbye, My Love"
1942 "War among Strangers", "Combined Operations", "Good Evening, Mrs Craven"
1943 "The Hunger of Miss Burton", "It's the Reaction", "Cut down the Trees"
1944 "The Danger", "The Waste of it All"

316Andrew-theQM
Oct 14, 2019, 6:09pm Top

>309 kac522: I'm listing the book under 1999 because that's when the whole collection was published in book form, but it certainly makes more sense for you to complete your own list by individual stories.

317Andrew-theQM
Oct 14, 2019, 6:14pm Top

Updated to 316.

318Carol420
Edited: Oct 21, 2019, 7:47am Top

2002 -The White Road - John Connolly
2007 -Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn
2009 -The Doomsday Key - James Rollins
2018 -The Agony House - Cherie Priest
2018 -The Good People - Hannah Kent
2019- The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - Stuart Turton

319theexiledlibrarian
Edited: Oct 20, 2019, 8:50pm Top

1988- A Connecticut Yankee in the Frontier Ozarks: the Writings of Theodore Pease Russell by James F. Keefe

(This was given to me by a co-worker who is descended from Mr. Russell; I had expressed mild interest in local history and he handed me his personal copy, so I felt obligated to read it. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it very much. Having recently moved back after 35 years to my home town, I am on the hunt for something else about local history. I don't usually read non fiction.)

320Carol420
Edited: Oct 24, 2019, 3:25pm Top

2002 -The White Road - John Connolly
2007 -Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn
2009 -The Doomsday Key - James Rollins
2018 -The Agony House - Cherie Priest
2018 -The Good People - Hannah Kent
2019 -Girls Like Us - Christina Alger
2019- The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - Stuart Turton
2019- The Whisper Man -Alex North

321leslie.98
Edited: Oct 26, 2019, 12:56pm Top

I have finished 2 more decades - the 1920s and the 1990s :)

Here is a list of books read in the past few weeks:

(not applicable to this challenge) 1794 - The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
(not applicable to this challenge) 1914 - The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates

1921 - Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington (this book completed the 1920s for me)
1923 - Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook by R. Austin Freeman
1940 - Who Pays the Piper? by Patricia Wentworth
1950 - The Brading Collection by Patricia Wentworth
1960 - Too Many Clients by Rex Stout
1961 - Asterix the Gaul by Rene Goscinny
1966 - The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
1968 - Rum Affair (aka "Dolly and the Singing Bird") by Dorothy Dunnett
1970 - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman; Ibiza Surprise (aka "Dolly and the Cookie Bird") by Dorothy Dunnett
1971 - Levkas Man by Hammond Innes; The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
1973 - A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
1976 - Mrs. Pollifax on Safari by Dorothy Gilman
1983 - Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station by Dorothy Gilman
1985 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha by Dorothy Gilman
1988 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle by Dorothy Gilman
1990 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish by Dorothy Gilman
1993 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief by Dorothy Gilman (this book completed the 1990s for me)
1995 - Mrs. Pollifax Pursued by Dorothy Gilman
1996 - Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer by Dorothy Gilman
1997 - Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters; Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist by Dorothy Gilman
2000 - Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman
2001 - The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett
2014 - The Pyramid of Mud by Andrea Camilleri
2018 - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

322Carol420
Oct 26, 2019, 8:44am Top

>321 leslie.98:



You are doing a fantastic job!

323dustydigger
Edited: Oct 26, 2019, 9:28am Top

Now reached 91 years covered,after real hard work over the last month.I have filled in 1920 - 1978, I need another few days to do the 1979 title,then I'll post the 70s books for the challnge list.At the moment this is the situation
1920-1960 decades - completed
1970s decade to do - 1979
1980s : 1981,1983,
1990s : 1998,1999
2000s : 2000,2001,2005,2008

9 books left to read :0)

324leslie.98
Oct 26, 2019, 9:23am Top

Wow, >323 dustydigger: - you are so close to completing the entire challenge!

325Carol420
Oct 26, 2019, 9:45am Top

>323 dustydigger: Hats off to you! I am rightly impressed!! You'll get yellow roses at the end of the 9th book...Guaranteed.

326kac522
Oct 26, 2019, 9:53am Top

>323 dustydigger: Well done! That is quite an accomplishment.

A few for me to add:

1955 Inherit the Wind, Lawrence and Lee
1983 Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon
1996 Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, John Sutherland
2006 Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones

327Andrew-theQM
Oct 27, 2019, 5:22pm Top

Updated to 326.

328Carol420
Edited: Nov 12, 2019, 5:07pm Top

1993 - A Torrid Piece of Murder - C.F. Roe
2009 - The Alexander Cipher - Will Adams
2014 -The Final Silence - Stuart Neville
2016 - The Stopped Heart - Julie Myerson
2017 - The Last To See Me - M. Dressler
2019 - The Shape of Night - Tess Gerritsen
2019 - Bloody Genius - John Sandford
2019 - Someone We Know - Shari Lapena
2019 - Imaginary Friend- Stephen Chbosky

329leslie.98
Nov 1, 2019, 1:16pm Top

Here are a few more to add to the lists:

1922 - The Cross by Sigrid Undset
1927 - The Best of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe (? this is when this collection was first published but of course all the material is earlier)
1936 - Thou Shell of Death by Nicholas Blake
1955 - The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
1958 - The Alington Inheritance by Patricia Wentworth
1959 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
1969 - Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
1983 - King's Blood Four & Necromancer Nine by Sheri S. Tepper
1984 - Wizard's Eleven by Sheri S. Tepper
1985 - The Song of Mavin Manyshaped; The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped; The Search of Mavin Manyshaped & Jinian Footseer by Sheri S. Tepper
1986 - Dervish Daughter & Jinian Star-Eye by Sheri S. Tepper
2004 - Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
2013 - The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

330threadnsong
Edited: Nov 2, 2019, 7:13pm Top

2000 - Guardian of the Balance by Irene Radford
2001 - Guardian of the Trust by Irene Radford
2019 - Murder, She Meowed by Liz Mugavero
2018 - The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport
2018 - The Policeman's Daughter by Trudy Nan Boyce

331leslie.98
Nov 4, 2019, 7:41am Top

I have finished the 1930s!

1935 - Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer (11/4)
1937 - She Painted Her Face by Dornford Yates (11/2)

and a couple of 'extras':
1947 - Minute for Murder by Nicholas Blake (11/2)
1971 - Operation Nassau (aka "Dolly and the Doctor Bird") by Dorothy Dunnett (11/1)

332Carol420
Edited: Nov 4, 2019, 10:15am Top

>331 leslie.98:



Congratulations on another decade done!

333leslie.98
Nov 4, 2019, 12:10pm Top

334leslie.98
Nov 5, 2019, 11:17pm Top

Now finished the 1950s with John Steinbeck's 1952 classic East of Eden. Plus:

1932 - Design For Living by Noel Coward (11/5)
1933 - Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes by R. Austin Freeman (11/4)

335dustydigger
Edited: Nov 11, 2019, 9:29am Top

YAY! Finished the 70s at last.
1951 - Rogue Queen by L. Sprague De Camp
1961 - Star Hunter by Andre Norton
1970 - Are You there God? It's Me,Margaret by Judy Blume
1971 - Denver is Missing! D F Jones
1972 - Time Gate by John Jakes
1973 - Cemetery World by Clifford D Simak
1974 - The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
1975 - Orbitsvilleby Bob Shaw
1976 - My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny
1978 - My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by Eve Sutton
1979 - The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield
2006 - Maelstrom by Anne McCaffrey

only 8 books left to read :0)

1981,1983,1998,1999,2000,2001,2005,2008

336Carol420
Edited: Nov 11, 2019, 2:08pm Top

>335 dustydigger:



GO! DUSTY, GO!!!!

337Andrew-theQM
Nov 11, 2019, 1:29pm Top

I’ve got 26 left to read before the end of the year but reading two at the moment, determined to finish this by the end of the year.

338Carol420
Edited: Nov 13, 2019, 10:40am Top

>337 Andrew-theQM:



Sounds like you could use some encourage "mint" too.

339Andrew-theQM
Edited: Nov 11, 2019, 5:41pm Top

>338 Carol420: Need a lot of encourage mint! 😂

340kac522
Nov 12, 2019, 5:11pm Top

Checking in:

1946 Palladian, Elizabeth Taylor
1953 The Night of the Hunter, Davis Grubbs
1967 The Caxley Chronicles book 2: "The Howards of Caxley"; Miss Read
2007 Letters from Lamledra: Cornwall 1914-1918, Marjorie Williams ♥ loved this little book of letters by a Cornwall artist
2009 Strangers, Anita Brookner
2014 Think Like a Freak, Levitt & Dubner
2018 The Cut Out Girl, Bart Van Es

I'm sure I won't make one hundred; my goal now is to get to 50/100 and possibly continue the challenge next year (101 years!) to see if I can make a complete sweep.

I have more books read in the current decade than any other decade, and more books in 2018 than any other year, and yet somehow I feel like I'm mostly reading "old" books. Reality check.

341leslie.98
Edited: Nov 13, 2019, 1:20pm Top

No more decades completed but only 4 books/years to go (1967, 1974, 1982, 2007)! Here is my list since my last post:

1920 - Berry & Co. by Dornford Yates (11/9)
1929 - The Murder on the Enriqueta by Molly Thyne (11/13)
1946 - Dark Threat (aka Pilgrim's Rest) by Patricia Wentworth (11/9)
1953 - Vanishing Point by Patricia Wentworth (11/8)
1961 - The Final Deduction by Rex Stout (11/6)
1965 - Frederica by Georgette Heyer (11/10)
1971 - The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin (11/11)
1980 - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (11/6)
2004 - A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (11/7)
2006 - Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (11/7)
2010 - Doctor Cerberus by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (11/12)
2013 - True Love by Jude Deveraux (11/11); The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block (11/8)
2018 - Hi Bob! by Bob Newhart (11/12)

342Carol420
Nov 13, 2019, 10:40am Top

>341 leslie.98:

A little encourage-mint for you too:)



343leslie.98
Nov 13, 2019, 1:21pm Top

344Andrew-theQM
Nov 13, 2019, 2:27pm Top

Updated to 341.

345Carol420
Edited: Dec 3, 2019, 2:23pm Top

2009 - What Remains of Heaven - C.S. Harris
2014 - Close To Home- Lisa Jackson
2015- Finding Peter - William Peter Blatty
2019 - Sins of The Fathers - J.A. Jance
2019 - No Exit - Taylor Adams
2019 - Dead At First Sight - Peter James

346leslie.98
Edited: Nov 14, 2019, 1:01pm Top

Looking over the group lists, I noticed that 1942 only had one book - one which I had read but not this year so I went back to see what I had for 1942. It was:

1942 - The Big Midget Murders by Craig Rice

347leslie.98
Edited: Nov 15, 2019, 3:36pm Top

2 more decades completed - the 1980s & the 2000s (books listed below). 2 years/books to go!

1982 - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (11/15)
2007 - The Margarets by Sheri S. Tepper (11/15)

Additional books read:

1926 - The Castle by Franz Kafka (11/13)
1986 - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (11/14)

348leslie.98
Nov 20, 2019, 1:25pm Top

1967 done with The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delaney, which completes the 1960s for me. 1 more to go - 1974...

Plus these:
1928 - The Draycott Murder Mystery by Molly Thynne (11/19)
1969 - Johnny Get Your Gun by John Ball (11/18)
2014 - Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (11/20)
2016 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (11/19)

349dustydigger
Nov 21, 2019, 9:20am Top

Finished the 80s.
1981 Wheelworld by Harry Harrison
1983 Tik-Tok by John Sladek
1984 Hot and Cold Summer by Johanna Hurwitz
1985 Angel With the Sword by C J Cherryh
1986 Snow Spider byJenny Nimmo
1987 Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
1989 Starfarers by Vonda N McIntyre
2005 Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

350Carol420
Nov 21, 2019, 10:18am Top

>349 dustydigger:


Way to go, Dusty.

351kac522
Edited: Nov 30, 2019, 4:24pm Top

Finishing up November:

2007 Letters from Lamledra: Cornwall 1914-1918, Marjorie Williams, a little book of letters written during WWI, but published by her granddaughter in 2007
1995 Johann Sebastian Bach: Play by Play/Cantata, Alan Rich (book with CD)
1997 The World of Jane Austen, Nigel Nicolson
1932 The Tuesday Club Murders, Agatha Christie
1928 Quicksand, Nella Larsen

352threadnsong
Edited: Dec 2, 2019, 4:55pm Top

Wow, what an amazing accomplishment to all of my LT friends!

My goal had been more modest - grab at least one book per decade, and I think my only decades missing now are 1920 (Agatha Christie) and 1960 (Susan Cooper). So here we go:

2007 Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks
2008 The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport
1983 The Dreamstone, C.J. Cherryh
2019 She Said, Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
1932 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
1935 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

353leslie.98
Dec 3, 2019, 2:17pm Top

Here are my books since my last update:

1930 - The Case of Sir Adam Braid by Molly Thynne (11/25)
1934 - Death Among the Sunbathers by E.R. Punshon (12/3)
1951 - Fallen into the Pit by Ellis Peters (11/24)
1962 - Homocide Trinity by Rex Stout (12/2)
1974 - The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge (12/3)
1975 - The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman (11/30)
2002 - Kaleidoscope by Dorothy Gilman (11/30)
2005 - Thud! by Terry Pratchett (11/20)
2007 - Making Money by Terry Pratchett (11/25)
2011 - Susanna and the Spy by Anna Elliott (11/29)
2014 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (11/22)
2016 - Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler (11/28); Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki (11/29)

and not included in this challenge:

1606 - Macbeth by William Shakespeare (12/2)
1876 - Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (11/26)
1903 - The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler (11/23)

And, ta da -- with The Bottle Factory Outing, 1974, I have completed the 1970s and the entire challenge!

354Andrew-theQM
Dec 3, 2019, 4:47pm Top

>353 leslie.98: 🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳🥳🥳💃🎈 Congratulations! 👏👏👏 I’ve still got 16 books to go but hope to finish before the end of the year. Massive achievement.

355dustydigger
Dec 3, 2019, 6:08pm Top

Well done Leslie!I have two more books to read to finish my 100 years. Trying to find time between Xmas cleaning and shoppingto fit in the pair,but should scrape through.

356Carol420
Edited: Dec 4, 2019, 6:46am Top

>353 leslie.98:



Well done! Congratulations.

>355 dustydigger: Read Dusty, READ...never mind the shopping. You'll get more yellow roses when you finish:)

357Sergeirocks
Dec 4, 2019, 7:18am Top

>353 leslie.98: Well Done, Leslie! I've got 4.5 books to go, 📕📗📘📙📖

358leslie.98
Dec 4, 2019, 5:23pm Top

Thanks and good luck to all! It has been a fun challenge.

359Andrew-theQM
Dec 4, 2019, 6:25pm Top

>358 leslie.98: Thanks for playing along 😊👍🥳

360dustydigger
Edited: Dec 22, 2019, 4:43pm Top

Phew! FINALLY completed the challenge - with 12 days to spare! lol.
1990 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1991 Zero at the Bone by Mary Willis Walker
1992 Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
1995 Mystique by Amanda Quick
1996 Mischief by Amanda Quick
1997 Timegates by Jack Dann
1998 Mind Changer by James White
1999 Moon Shots by Peter Crowther
2000 Deck the Halls by Mary Higgins Clarke
2001 Fleeced by Carol Higgins Clarke
2003 Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
2004 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
2005 Kitten;s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
2008 Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk
2009 The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
2010 Blackout by Connie Willis
2011 A Touch of Gold by Joyce Lavene
2012 The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
2013 The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo
2016 Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
2019 Emergence by C J Cherryh

Woo-hoo! All done. Where are my roses,Carol?

361leslie.98
Dec 22, 2019, 5:04pm Top

Well done >360 dustydigger:! Now you can relax for the holidays :-)

362Carol420
Edited: Dec 23, 2019, 6:45am Top

>360 dustydigger:



I promised you lots of yellow roses when you finished...so HERE THEY ARE! CONGRATULATIONS on a FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT!!!

363Andrew-theQM
Edited: Dec 23, 2019, 6:54am Top

>362 Carol420: I love yellow roses. Congratulations Dusty! 🍾🥂🥳🍾🥂🥳👏👏👏🎆🎯

I’ve just finished one so now got 7 to go.

364Carol420
Dec 23, 2019, 7:40am Top

>363 Andrew-theQM:



Okay...Dusty will share with you. It will go nicely with the 'encourage mint I sent you.

365dustydigger
Edited: Dec 23, 2019, 6:16pm Top

Thanks for my flowers Carol. You are indeed a major source of ''encourage mints''on LT for so many of us.you are the backbone of all the groups you are on.
I am absolutely useless with the technical stuff,cant make pictures etc appear whatever I do.But I hope someone else can send a bouquet or cake or both for Carol.She deserves it!
I was ill all last week and didnt do a thing for Xmas,everything,decorating,painting,wrapping parcels,shopping,is being crammed into 3 days. I am aching from head to foot,my back and knees are killing me,Been to town twice today.and tomorrow will be a nightmare.I reckon it will be a 14 hour day. :0(
So I dont think I will be back on here before 28th,coping with Xmas Day,Boxing Day,granddaughter's birthday on 27th.So I wish everyone a Merry Xmas,with lots of books for presents :0)
The last days of the month will be so much fun,selecting next years reads.From 28th to 1st Jan I almost barricade the door,no visitors,no houseworkjust watching mindless TV,eating all the leftovers from Xmas,sipping the whiskey and of course,choosing next year's reads. Fantastic!

366rainpebble
Edited: Dec 26, 2019, 4:27pm Top

I am closing out the year missing 1951 and 1959. But I have loved this challenge and am hoping that we are able to do something as inspiring for 2020.

Cheers to all who were able to complete our Century of Books Challenge!

Thank you Andrew, for hosting the party.

367Andrew-theQM
Dec 27, 2019, 3:24pm Top

Updated to 360.

368kac522
Edited: Jan 1, 3:45pm Top

My December books toward this challenge:

1960 A Man For All Seasons, Robert Bolt
1981 Death in a Tenured Position, Amanda Cross
1926 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie
1946 The Four Graces, D. E. Stevenson
1927 The Big Four, Agatha Christie
1971 Elizabeth Bowen, Allan E. Austin
1922 The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim
1976 No Holly for Miss Quinn, Miss Read
1990 The Road To San Giovanni, Italo Calvino
2002 Enemy Women, Paulette Jiles
1943 Celia's House, D. E. Stevenson

Since I only read 54 books in the century, I'm making this a 2 year/101 books (1920-2020) challenge, and will continue to keep track on my own thread to get to 100.

369threadnsong
Edited: Jan 1, 5:15pm Top

I managed to finish five, count 'em, five books this month! Sadly, one of them was not my final book to fill in the decade (1960's), but I am pretty glad that I exceeded my goal of 45 books by 3! Yes, I read 48 books (which for me is pretty amazing), and I sooo love being able to spend these non-work days reading! Like >365 dustydigger: I like to spend this time on LT organizing my challenges, updating my lists, and all that stuff.

So, here's my list of Challenge books:

1999 Why Gods Persist Robert Hinde
2001 Guardian of the Vision Irene Radford
2017 Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman
2019 The Testaments Margaret Atwood

And to complete my Century challenge (mine being more modest: to read a book published in a decade within the century) I had the incomparable Hercule Poirot from the 1920's!

1928 The Mystery of the Blue Train Agatha Christie

370Andrew-theQM
Jan 1, 5:24pm Top

Well done and good luck for year 2.

371Andrew-theQM
Jan 1, 5:25pm Top

>369 threadnsong: I’ve read through a few Poirot books over the past few weeks.

372threadnsong
Jan 1, 6:16pm Top

>371 Andrew-theQM: His career spanned many decades needed for this challenge, non?

373Andrew-theQM
Jan 1, 7:11pm Top

374threadnsong
Jan 1, 7:47pm Top

>373 Andrew-theQM: Eh bien, the little grey cells!

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