Reading the Twentieth Century 40%

I have been inspired by Fleur in her World and decided to tackle a Reading the Twentieth Century type project. I am not going to put a time limit on it as I don’t want that added pressure when I have other reading projects happening, but I like the idea of pushing myself to try and read books from decades I might not usually experience. I am going to copy Fleur’s style and post an update every 10 book (10%). Hopefully there will be some crossovers with other projects I am currently taking part in.

1900
1901
1902 – The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle (CC)
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909 – The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
1910 – Howards End by E.M.Forster
1911 – Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie
1912
1913
1914
1915 – The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923 – The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
1924 – Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie 
1925
1926 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1927 – The Big Four by Agatha Christie
1928 – Journey’s End by R. C. Sheriff
1929 – A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
1930
1931
1932 – Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
1933
1934 – Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay
1935 – The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude
1936 – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
1937 – Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
1938 – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
1939
1940 – Mariana by Monica Dickens
1941
1942
1943 – They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple
1944 – A House in the Country by Jocelyn Playfair
1945 – Animal Farm by George Orwell (read 2016)
1946
1947
1948
1949 – Love in a Cold Climate byNancy Mitford (TBR 2014)
1950
1951- My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (TBR 2014)
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957 – The Exiles Return by Elisabeth de Waal
1958 – Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie
1959
1960
1961
1962 – The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick (read 2016)
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967 – Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay (read 2016)
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972 – Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie (read 2016)
1973
1974
1975
1976 – Bella by Jilly Cooper
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984 – The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
1985 – Black Venus by Angela Carter
1986 – Going Solo by Ronald Dahl (read 2016)
1987 – Misery by Stephen King (read 2016)
1988 – French Kissing by Fiona Walker (read 2016)
1989
1990 – The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard 
1991- Regeneration by Pat Barker (TBR 2014)
1992
1993 – Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (read 2016)
1994
1995 – Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett
1996
1997 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K.Rowling
1998 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling
1999 – Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (TBR 2014)
2000 – A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

As I have just completed typing all these dates I am a little daunted with the idea of filling them all, but we shall see how it goes. I can’t promise the books I read will all be literary classics, but it will be interesting to see which decades I complete first.

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