Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Back to Classics Challenge 2015







These books must come from my TBR pile I already own.

The Goal - to read a minimum of six classics between 1 Jan - 31 Dec 1015 .

The Categories

1. A 19th Century Classic — any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1965.  
     Just like last year, all books must have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify 
     as a classic.

3.  A Classic by a Woman Author.  The Awakening by Kate Chopin

4.  A Classic in Translation.

5.  A Very Long Classic Novel — a single work of 500 pages or longer.

6.  A Classic Novella — any work shorter than 250 pages.

7.  A Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title.  

8.  A Humorous or Satirical Classic.

9.  A Forgotten Classic.  This could be a lesser-known work by a famous author, or a classic
      that nobody reads any more.

10.  A Nonfiction Classic.  A memoir, biography, essays, travel, this can be any nonfiction
 work that’s considered a classic, or a nonfiction work by a classic author.

11.  A Classic Children’s Book.

12.  A Classic Play. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

2015 Double Dog Dare TBR Challenge

(Source)  James Reads Books Blog

The books I read during 2015 will be from my TBR books in the house.  I am going to participate in the Double Dog Dare and you can see the start of my list below.  These books have been read.
I am also tying them in with the two Classic Challenges of a Century of Books and Back To The Classics.  I am looking forward to it.

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"I gotta see this."

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Century of Books Challenge

1900
1901
1902
1A BIKE Ride903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910

1911:  Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920

1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926:  Before the Bombardment by Osbert Sitwell
1927:  Patrol by Philip MacDonald
1928
1929
1930

1931
1932: Across Lapland by Olive Murray Chapman; Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938:  Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
1939:  Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie
1940

1941
1942
1943  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
1944
1945: Animal Farm- George Orwell - Penguin Books.
1946: King Penguin- A Book of Toys by Gwen White - Penguin Books
1947
1948: Painting As A Pastime by Winston Churchill
1949: Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household- Penguin Books
1950

1951: A Rough Shoot by Geoffrey Household - Penguin Books
1952
1953
1954
1955: Reunion in Florida by Tod Claymore
1956
1957: The Comforters by Muriel Sparks and The Pink & the Brown by Hugh Atkinson
1958
1959
1960

1961:  Fairy Tales of New York by J. P. Donleavy - Random House
1962
1963:  The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin - Dial Press
1964  A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
1965
1966
1967 The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
1968 The Fatal Impact by Alan Moorehead
1969
1970

1971
1972
1973:  The Old Dog Barks Backwards by Ogden Nash
1974
1975: The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980

1981
1982
1983
1984:  Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner
1985
1986
1987 The Carousel by Rosamunde Pilcher
1988
1989
1990

1991 A Bike Ride by Anne Mustoe
1992
1993
1994
1995: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
1996
1997
1998: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
1999