Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Century of Books


One book for each year of the 20th century. I'm giving myself until the end of 2016. I will put some possibilities here and note when I finish books.

1905-------The House of Mirth----------(suggested)
1906-------The Jungle--------------
1901- Tale of Peter Rabbit
1902-Typhoon by Joseph Conrad (2/15/2016)
1903- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (reread 2015)
1910-Lady Molly of Scotland Yard by Emmuska Orczy (4/17/2014)
1912-Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster (12/2016)
1915- Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters (5/24/2016)
1923-Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers (6/15/2014) 
1925-Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolff (4/30/2015)
1927-Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (10/27/2014)
1928-Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth (1/29/2014)
1929- The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley (7/2/2014) 
1930-Enter the Saint by Leslie Charteris (8/24/2014)
1931-The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (11/20/2016) 
1933 - Lost Horizon by James Hilton (10/2017)
1934-A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh (11/16/2014) 
1935- It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (4/5/2017)
1936-Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (4/22/2016)
1939-The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (10/4/2014)
1940-Betsy-Tacy by Maude Hart Lovelace (8/8/2016)
1942-Embers by Sandor Marai (1/28/2014)
1945-The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis (10/10/2014)
1946-Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey (3/1/2014) 
1950-Henny Penny by Paul Galdone (8/16/2015)
1951-The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (1/18/2014) 
1952-Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (5/16/2014) 
1953- The ABC of Canapes by Edna Beilenson (11/22/2014)
1954-I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (3/24/2014) 
1957-The Wonderful O by James Thurber (10/21/2014) 
1958-Night by Elie Wiesel (9/24/2016)
1959 - The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (1/7/2017)
1960- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1965-The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (2/13/2014) 
1966- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (6/10/2014) 
1969- Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (5/24/2016)
1971- Luvvy and the Girls by Natalie Savage Carlson (6/12/2014) 
1972- Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber (8/16/2015)
1973- Rendevous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (9/2017)
1974- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (8/20/2014)
1979- The Spring of the Tiger by Victoria Holt (9/3/2014)
1980-Wild Seed by Octavia Butler (8/4/2015) 
1981-Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (6/5/2016)
1982-The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (5/8/2014)
1985-Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton (12/19/2014)
1986-Redwall by Brian Jacques (11/22/2014)
1987-Lincoln's Dreams by Connie Willis (8/15/2014) 
1988-The Queen's Head by Edward Marston (8/14/2015)
1989-The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon (1/2014)

1990-A Life Worth Living by John Holt (1/15/2014) 
1991-Neither Here Nor There:Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson (12/14/2014) 
1992- Sabine's Notebook by Nick Bantock (2/1/2015) 
1993-Wouldn't Take Nothing for my Journey Now by Maya Angelou (1/2015) 
1994- Blind Justice by Bruce Alexander  (8/8/2015)
1995- Invader by C.J. Cherryh (7/8/2016)

1997- Midwives by Chris Bohjalian (7/7/2014) 
1998- The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy, and Women's Work by Kathleen Norris (9/24/2014) 
1999-King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild (11/28/2014)
2000-Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King (1/9/2015)



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