Sunday, 8 June 2008

The 20th Century Challenge: Another Long Term Project


I'm stealing this idea from Lizzy's page, the aim is to read one book from each year of the twentieth century. I'm starting as of tomorrow, I wonder how many years this will take...
1999: Hardboiled/Hardluck, Yosimoto
1996: Rabbit Proof Fence, Pilkerton
1992: All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy
1963: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, Mishma
1952: East of Eden, Steinbeck

4 comments:

Lizzy Siddal said...

I didn't start from scratch. I counted those that I remembered enough of to talk about if need be.

I still have 40 or so to go and I'm averaging between 10-15 per year, so it my own challenge will keep me occupied for another 2-3 years.

I added a twist: 100 years, 100 books, 100 authors - just to ensure that I didn't gorge on my favourites! I do wish to be wellish-read at the end of it all!

katrina said...

That sounds like a good way to do it. I'm starting from scratch so it may take a good few years!

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

If this is an open-ended challenge, sign me up. Judy

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

Henry Huggins

http://intergalacticbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/01/henry-huggins-by-beverly-cleary.html