When Are You Reading?

I just got turned on to a year long Historical Fiction challenge by one of my fellow bloggers, Sam. We are going to be reading 13 books in 2014 (I’m a bit behind!), one for each major decade since Pre-1400. BlogImageBig

  • The complete challenge will include 13 books from the following eras:
    • Pre 1400
      • Lilah by Marek Halter
    • 1400-1499
    • 1500-1599
    • 1600-1699
    • 1700-1799
    • 1800-1889
      • The Night Circus by Erin Morgensten
      • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
      • The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
      • The Offer by Catherine Coulter
      • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
      • Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
      • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
      • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    • 1890-1909
    • 1910-1929
      • The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
      • Lady Chatterly’s Lover by DH Lawrence
      • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
    • 1930-1949
    • 1950-1969
      • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
      • The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
      • Mohawk by Richard Russo
      • The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
      • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
      • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
    • 1970-1989
      • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
      • Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
      • Cujo by Stephen King
    • 1990-Present
      • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
      • Paper Towns by John Green
      • Maine by Courtney J Sullivan
      • Looking for Alaska by John Green
      • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
      • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
      • Mercy by Jodi Picoult
      • This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
      • Sunny Chandler’s Return by Sandra Brown
      • Summerhill Secrets by Beverly Lewis
      • Missing Pieces by Joy Fielding
      • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
      • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
      • Mind over Matter by Nora Roberts
      • From this Day by Nora Roberts
      • Strange Bedpersons by Jennifer Crusie
      • Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
      • The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
      • Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
      • Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
      • A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker
    • The Future

We get to choose our books, but most of the action has to be in that one decade. We also are plotting our books on a Time Toast Timeline, which will look pretty neat by the end! I might go in when I have some free time and add in everything I’ve read so far in 2014. I’ll update this page with my specific selections, so you can see what I’m reading. I’ll also have a tag #WhenAreYouReading on any reviews I do related to the challenge.     Also, side note–If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve added a Challenge Page at the top of my blog for those interested in what I’m working on. My Boxall’s List progress is up there too for anyone working on that big list of 1001!     Update!! Phew! I’ve read a LOT of books in 2014. And I did a lot better on this list than I thought. I even have one that went off the charts in the beginning, because it’s actually set in about 400 BC. Now I know where to focus for the second half of the year!


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