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Leslie's 2019 Read the Century books

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Jan 27, 10:42pm Top

Here's my thread for keeping track of my reading for the 2019 Read the Century challenge.

Edited: Sep 26, 4:03pm Top

Books from the 1920s:

1920: Jill the Reckless (6/2)
1922: The Clicking of Cuthbert (9/7)
1923: Emily of New Moon (9/25)
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)
1928: As a Thief in the Night (8/29)
1929: Summer Lightning (9/26)

Edited: Oct 7, 7:32pm Top

Books from the 1930s:

1930: Mr. Pottermack's Oversight (9/5)
1931: Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke (9/27)
1932: When Rogues Fall Out (10/7)
1933: Miss Lonelyhearts (9/5)
1934: Right Ho, Jeeves (9/9)
1936: Gone With the Wind (5/16)
1938: Death in a White Tie (9/3)
1939: The Day of the Locust (9/4)

Edited: Sep 21, 11:47am Top

Books from the 1940s:

1940: Death of a Peer (aka "Surfeit of Lampreys") (9/2)
1941: In the Balance {aka "Danger Point"} (6/19)
1942: The Big Midget Murders (5/29)
1943: Miss Silver Deals with Death {aka "Miss Silver Intervenes"} (9/1)
1944: The Key (8/18)
1945: She Came Back {aka "The Traveller Returns"} (9/7)
1946: All the King's Men (8/17)
1947: Final Curtain (9/6)
1948: The Case of William Smith (6/18)
1949: The Catherine Wheel (6/21)

Edited: Oct 15, 2:06pm Top

Books from the 1950s:

1950: The Brading Collection (10/14)
1951: Triple Jeopardy (1/26)
1953: The Golden Spiders (5/30)
1954: The Black Mountain (6/11)
1955: The End of Eternity (1/31)
1956: Might As Well Be Dead (6/30), Three Witnesses (7/6)
1957: If Death Ever Slept (8/30)
1958: And Four to Go (8/31)
1959: A Few Quick Ones (5/31)

Edited: Sep 27, 11:40am Top

Books from the 1960s:

1960: Tintin in Tibet (9/22)
1962: A Wrinkle in Time (9/27)
1963: The Castafiore Emerald (9/22)
1964: Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (6/5)
1966: Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry (6/6)
1968: The Wizard of Earthsea (5/1)
1969: Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home (6/7)

Edited: Yesterday, 2:40pm Top

Books from the 1970s:

1970: The Tombs of Atuan (5/2)
1971: The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (10/18), Levkas Man {currently reading}
1972: The Farthest Shore (5/2)
1973: Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red (6/9)
1975: The Crocodile on the Sandbank (9/28)
1976: Dragonsong (5/26)
1977: Dragonsinger (5/26)
1978: Listening Woman (5/21)
1979: Dragondrums (5/27)

Edited: Sep 30, 6:20pm Top

Books from the 1980s:

1980: People of Darkness (5/21)
1981: The Dark Wind (5/22)
1983: The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian (6/20)
1984: The Ghostway (5/22)
1985: The Mummy Case (9/30)
1986: Skinwalkers (5/23)
1987: Falling Free (8/27)
1988: Nice Work (8/28)
1989: Brothers in Arms (8/23)

Edited: Oct 3, 10:37pm Top

Books from the 1990s:

1990: Tehanu (5/7)
1991: The Chalk Circle Man (1/18)
1992: The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (10/3)
1994: The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams (6/24)
1995: Granchester Grind (8/15)
1996: The Day the Rabbi Left Town (6/17)
1997: The Burglar in the Library (9/6)
1998: Carpe Jugulum (1/25)
1999: A Civil Campaign (8/25)

Edited: Oct 10, 9:45am Top

Books from the 2000s:

2000: The Truth (5/31)
2001: The Other Wind (5/25)
2002: Winterfair Gifts (8/26)
2003: Monsterous Regiment (10/10)
2004: Balance of Trade (9/14)
2005: Crystal Soldier (9/13)
2006: The Art of Detection (1/27)
2008: Gone (7/9)
2009: The Dark Vineyard (9/21)

Edited: Oct 11, 9:10pm Top

Books from the 2010s:

2010: Cryoburn (8/27)
2011: Ready Player One (6/27)
2012: A Man Called Ove
2013: Trade Secret (9/14)
2014: A Strangeness in My Mind (10/11)
2015: The Fifth Season (6/29)
2016: Everland (5/28)
2017: Little Fires Everywhere (2/14)
2018: The Flowers of Vashnoi (8/27)
2019: A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 4 (9/20)

Edited: Jan 28, 6:43am Top

>1 leslie.98: You have a good start on this. I think I'm going to have to make myself get out of this decade. I have some of the books that my grandmother brought with her from Ireland in 1926 that I'll have to reread. Some of them were not even published in this century let alone in this decade...so that should be beneficial to my challenge.

Jan 28, 9:53am Top

I love that this challenge is making me seek out some of the really old stuff. I'm finding authors I've never heard of but now want to read more of.

Jan 28, 10:45pm Top

>12 Carol420: Thanks! My problem is the reverse - I find unless I push myself, I rarely read books published this decade. Except for Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache mysteries & Sharon Lee's Liaden science fiction series that is!

I have a bunch of books from my parents & some from my mother's uncle so I am well stocked on books from the "old days". Actually my great-uncle's books are mostly published before this challenge's start date (1900s & 1910s) so though they won't help me... I hope that you enjoy your grandmother's books.

Jan 28, 10:49pm Top

>13 Sergeirocks: Learning about new (to me) authors and titles is one reason I like sites like this. When I first discovered Goodreads & LibraryThing, I kept telling my parents about some great book that I had just found & read only to have one or both of them saying "Oh yes, I read that years ago". Imagine my chagrin *grin*!

Edited: Jun 7, 6:36pm Top

Having been absent for several months, I have started updating my progress on this challenge. During this period, I didn't read much so still lots of years still to go... but I did make good progress on the 1970s!

Jun 17, 7:41pm Top

I have finished a few more years in the past 10 days but still no decades completed :(

Jul 9, 12:17pm Top

Still no decades completed though the 1970s are getting close...

Sep 1, 12:12pm Top

Still plugging away! I have almost completed several decades (1950s, 1970s, 1980s and surprisingly 2010s) but none are finished yet.

Sep 1, 7:50pm Top

>19 leslie.98: 👏 Keep up the good work; still plenty of time to go.

Edited: Sep 2, 10:17am Top

Thanks for the encouragement >20 Sergeirocks:! This has been an interesting challenge - I knew that I generally read older books but it is an eye-opener to see how many were from pre-1920!

Sep 3, 7:06pm Top

>21 leslie.98: I'm enjoying reading the older ones - I've found some gems of authors I never knew existed.

Sep 3, 9:41pm Top

That is the fun part about a challenge - discovering books and authors that you love that otherwise you might never have found.

Sep 7, 7:04pm Top

Woo hoo!! I have finally finished a decade - the 1940s.

Sep 9, 8:49am Top

>24 leslie.98: 👏👍😀

Sep 9, 11:29am Top


Sep 21, 11:49am Top

So, I have completed another decade - the 2010s - with not one but two books published in 2019 (A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 4 and Accepting the Lance)! This is a surprise to me as I had thought that decade would have been one of the most difficult for me.

I can see, now that I have listed all the years for each decade above, that the 1960s will be the decade least likely to be completed.

Sep 21, 6:12pm Top

Ooops - I see that I haven't actually finished the 2010s yet as I am still not finished the book for 2014. Oh well...

Oct 7, 12:04pm Top

I have filled in some years though I haven't finished any more decades yet.

1923, 1929, 1931, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1975, 1985

Edited: Yesterday, 2:40pm Top

For convenience, I am listing here the years I am still missing:

1935, 1937
1950, 1952
1961, 1965, 1967
1971, 1974

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