Reading the 20th Century

Welcome to 'Reading the 20th Century', a friendly and inclusive group that explores and discusses the literature, history, culture and music of the years between 1900 and 1999. This 100-year period saw extraordinary levels of change, including two global conflicts, new political ideologies, increased life expectancy, the end of empires and much more.

The 20th Century witnessed more technological and scientific progress than all the other previous centuries combined, inspiring writers, historians
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The Little Friend
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Start date
April 1, 2021
Finish date
April 30, 2021
Discussion
Buddy Reads
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Nervous Conditions
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Start date
April 1, 2021
Finish date
April 30, 2021
Discussion
Group reads
Why we're reading this
Winner of our 20th century African literature poll for a group read in April 2021
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Stories of the Sahara
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Start date
April 16, 2021
Finish date
May 12, 2021
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Buddy Reads
Why we're reading this
Another fascinating buddy read for 2021.
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+ General
This topic has been closed to new comments. * A Complete Overview of All RTTC Books (Group Reads, Challenge Books and Buddy Reads)
By Susan · 1 post · 198 views
last updated Apr 11, 2021 12:16PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Welcome to Reading the 20th Century
By Nigeyb · 1 post · 193 views
last updated Oct 11, 2017 04:45AM
* How the Group works
By Susan · 1 post · 252 views
last updated Oct 22, 2017 03:13AM
* Introductions
By Nigeyb · 463 posts · 194 views
last updated Apr 08, 2021 09:04AM
What books are you reading now? (2021)
By Nigeyb · 552 posts · 72 views
last updated 6 hours, 48 min ago
Welcome to The Midnight Bell (a virtual pub and general discussion thread) (2021)
By Nigeyb · 75 posts · 42 views
last updated Apr 16, 2021 01:25PM
Books that make you laugh
By Nigeyb · 37 posts · 36 views
last updated Apr 09, 2021 06:24PM
Booker Prize, Women's Book Prize, etc
By Judy · 469 posts · 113 views
last updated Apr 01, 2021 02:18AM
Showing 8 of 44 topics — 3,502 comments total
+ Group reads
* Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (April 2021)
By Nigeyb · 130 posts · 29 views
last updated 4 hours, 47 min ago
This topic has been closed to new comments. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (June 2021)
By Nigeyb · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Mar 27, 2021 08:02AM
The Little Grey Men by BB (March 2021)
By Nigeyb · 29 posts · 26 views
last updated Mar 07, 2021 06:21AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer (May 2021)
By Nigeyb · 1 post · 15 views
last updated Feb 26, 2021 12:42AM
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (February 2021)
By Nigeyb · 36 posts · 36 views
last updated Feb 19, 2021 05:26AM
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (January 2021)
By Nigeyb · 58 posts · 75 views
last updated Jan 22, 2021 08:25AM
The Quiet American by Graham Greene (December 2020)
By Nigeyb · 108 posts · 48 views
last updated Jan 15, 2021 03:45AM
Life Class by Pat Barker - September 2020
By Susan · 77 posts · 29 views
last updated Jan 03, 2021 09:54AM
20th Century Women -> The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun (March 2021)
By Nigeyb · 40 posts · 25 views
last updated Mar 10, 2021 10:53AM
20th Century Women -> The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (January 2021)
By Nigeyb · 84 posts · 33 views
last updated Jan 26, 2021 01:31PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. 20th Century Women -> The Siege by Helen Dunmore (May 2021)
By Nigeyb · 2 posts · 15 views
last updated Jan 24, 2021 07:58AM
2021 Reading Challenge - 20th Century Women
By Nigeyb · 14 posts · 48 views
last updated Dec 22, 2020 11:21AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. 20th Century Women -> The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (June 2021)
By Nigeyb · 1 post · 18 views
last updated Dec 10, 2020 08:04AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. 20th Century Women -> To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (July 2021)
By Nigeyb · 1 post · 9 views
last updated Dec 08, 2020 07:06AM
Showing 8 of 110 topics — 8,292 comments total
+ Buddy Reads
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (April 2021)
By Susan · 42 posts · 23 views
last updated 20 minutes ago
Stories of the Sahara by Sanmao (April/May 2021)
By Judy · 12 posts · 11 views
last updated Apr 18, 2021 01:58PM
Petersburg by Andrei Bely (February/March 2021)
By Judy · 283 posts · 43 views
last updated Apr 16, 2021 12:50AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher (May 2021)
By Nigeyb · 1 post · 10 views
last updated Apr 11, 2021 12:19PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Tiger Woman by Betty May (July 2021)
By Nigeyb · 1 post · 6 views
last updated Mar 30, 2021 07:52AM
The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins (April/May 2019)
By Nigeyb · 83 posts · 39 views
last updated Mar 24, 2021 12:45AM
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John le Carré (March 2021)
By Nigeyb · 28 posts · 14 views
last updated Mar 13, 2021 07:20AM
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner (March 2021)
By Nigeyb · 116 posts · 30 views
last updated Mar 11, 2021 05:39AM
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+ Favourite Authors
Sartre, de Beauvoir and existentialism
By Roman Clodia · 5 posts · 28 views
last updated Apr 16, 2021 06:54AM
Patricia Highsmith
By Nigeyb · 131 posts · 38 views
last updated Apr 13, 2021 05:55AM
Barbara Pym
By Nigeyb · 15 posts · 28 views
last updated Apr 11, 2021 09:27AM
Elizabeth Bowen
By Susan · 131 posts · 72 views
last updated Apr 11, 2021 04:44AM
W.G. Sebald
By Nigeyb · 25 posts · 43 views
last updated Apr 06, 2021 11:53AM
Edward St. Aubyn
By Susan · 78 posts · 47 views
last updated Apr 06, 2021 11:01AM
P.G. Wodehouse
By Judy · 280 posts · 87 views
last updated Apr 05, 2021 12:09AM
Anita Brookner
By Nigeyb · 68 posts · 48 views
last updated Mar 17, 2021 11:49PM
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+ Book offers
Audible Offers (2021)
By Nigeyb · 40 posts · 19 views
last updated 22 minutes ago
Kindle Offers (2021)
By Nigeyb · 176 posts · 49 views
last updated 9 hours, 28 min ago
NetGalley
By Nigeyb · 191 posts · 99 views
last updated Apr 17, 2021 03:23AM
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+ History
Second World War History
By Susan · 129 posts · 86 views
last updated Apr 17, 2021 05:52AM
True Crime
By Susan · 67 posts · 41 views
last updated Apr 05, 2021 11:02AM
Working class writing
By Nigeyb · 54 posts · 55 views
last updated Mar 30, 2021 06:04AM
The East India Company
By Nigeyb · 5 posts · 15 views
last updated Mar 09, 2021 11:00PM
The Spanish Civil War
By Nigeyb · 39 posts · 24 views
last updated Jan 11, 2021 04:54AM
Black History Month
By Roman Clodia · 72 posts · 32 views
last updated Dec 19, 2020 05:23AM
Russian history
By Nigeyb · 57 posts · 77 views
last updated Dec 15, 2020 03:19AM
The Beat Generation
By Nigeyb · 66 posts · 25 views
last updated Aug 15, 2020 11:28AM
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+ Music
Best books about music
By Nigeyb · 205 posts · 123 views
last updated Mar 29, 2021 06:36AM
Books about The Beatles
By Nigeyb · 43 posts · 46 views
last updated Mar 18, 2021 01:38PM
Music of the 20th Century
By Susan · 197 posts · 103 views
last updated Nov 04, 2020 01:56AM
Which decade in the 20th century is your favourite for music?
By Nigeyb · 40 posts · 68 views
last updated Jul 28, 2020 08:02AM
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+ Art and artists
John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints by Alan Powers
By Nigeyb · 4 posts · 7 views
last updated Apr 15, 2021 12:02PM
Art and artists
By Nigeyb · 3 posts · 10 views
last updated Apr 11, 2021 07:22AM
Showing 3 of 3 topics — 57 comments total
+ Self Promotion
* Promote your book
By Nigeyb · 44 posts · 98 views
last updated Feb 20, 2021 02:53PM
Lockdown Reading Project - UK Participants Wanted
By Ben · 6 posts · 21 views
last updated Dec 22, 2020 08:49AM
The Real Happiness
By Sameem · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Jul 07, 2019 11:39PM
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+ Archive
Kindle offers (2020)
By Nigeyb · 771 posts · 96 views
last updated Jan 03, 2021 10:49PM
What books are you reading now? (2020)
By Nigeyb · 2222 posts · 158 views
last updated Dec 30, 2020 03:14PM
Audible offers (2020)
By Nigeyb · 186 posts · 50 views
last updated Dec 29, 2020 11:23PM
Welcome to The Midnight Bell (a virtual pub and general discussion thread) (2020)
By Nigeyb · 663 posts · 70 views
last updated Dec 29, 2020 04:09AM
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The Siege
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May 01, 2021
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Paradise Postponed
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Babylon Berlin
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May 15, 2021
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The Sympathizer
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The Bell Jar
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Jun 01, 2021
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Austerlitz
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Jun 12, 2021
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The Little Grey Men
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Mar 31, 2021
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Hotel du Lac
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Mar 31, 2021
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The Artificial Silk Girl
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Mar 31, 2021
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Petersburg
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Mar 30, 2021
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The Decagon House Murders
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Mar 11, 2021
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The Next Big Thing
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Mar 10, 2021
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The Painted Veil
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Feb 28, 2021
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Vanish in an Instant
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Jan 31, 2021
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Carol
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Jan 31, 2021
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The House of Mirth
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Jan 31, 2021
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