The goal was to read 9 books in consecutive years. I managed 11 years in row, the early early years were very difficult and while the challenge is fun, I think it may be too much of a restriction on the reading I normally do. We’ll see about participating next year, maybe if I can find a set of books up front.

  • 1890s – Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (1891)
  • 1900s – Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1908)
  • 1910s – The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1910)
  • 1920s – Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence (1928)
  • 1930s – If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland (1938)
  • 1940s – Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942)
  • 1950s – The Chronicles of Narnia: Magician’s Nephew (1955)
  • 1960s – James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (1961)
  • 1970s – Maus by Art Spiegelman (1973)
  • 1980s – The Witches by Roald Dahl (1983)
  • 1990s – Trunk Music by Michael Connelly (1997)