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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Mar 02, 2018 08:28PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
1890-1899: Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf, 1891 March 2
1900-1909: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, 1901 Feb 2
1910-1919: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 1911
1920-1929: So Big by Edna Ferber, 1924
1930-1939: Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller, 1933.
1940-1949: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, 1948
1950-1959: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, 1951
1960-1969: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, 1966
1970-1979: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, 1977
1980-1989: The Color Purple by Alice Walker, 1982


message 2: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
Well I think I will try again this year, although I pretty much ignored this challenge in 2017.


message 3: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1604 comments You have such a good list! I hope you are able to work some of them into your schedule next year. I want to try to read Snow Country in 2018. I've heard such good things about it. Best of luck on your challenge.


message 4: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2382 comments I've read 6 of yours -- you're going to love them! I am interested in So Big. I have not read Ferber and think I really need to. I'll watch for your review :)


message 5: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1548 comments I don't want to ruin your plans, Katy, but Yasunari Kawabata is a man. 😟


message 6: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Dec 22, 2017 08:49PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "I don't want to ruin your plans, Katy, but Yasunari Kawabata is a man. 😟"

Good catch! I've been editing my challenges and obviously forgot what I was working on.


message 7: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1548 comments I recently read Snow Country and found it an interesting read. The title really describes the atmosphere in the novel.


message 8: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "I recently read Snow Country and found it an interesting read. The title really describes the atmosphere in the novel."

I'm not sure where it will fit in my reading, but I want to read it in 2018.


message 9: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4847 comments Mod
You have some outstanding reading ahead of you. Ethan Frome was the first book of Wharton’s I ever read, I’ve been hooked on her writing ever since. Lamb in his Bosom is a personal favorite since some of my family moved into Georgia from the Carolina’s during the same time fame as the book. Some of the stories I heard from older family members sounded a lot like the story in Ms. Miller’s book, I loved it. Wide Sargasso Sea was, I’ll say is a different, but a good story, it’s been to long since reading for much detail. My Cousin Rachel, Bridge to Terabithia, and The Color Purple are books that I read this year, all were goodreads. Enjoy your challenge.


message 10: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1300 comments Very nice list Katy. Lots of luck to you!!! :-)


message 11: by Veronique (new)

Veronique | 896 comments Nice list :O)
My Cousin Rachel and The Color Purple are brilliant. Hope you like them too


message 12: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Dec 24, 2017 03:43PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
Thank you all!


message 13: by Brina (new)

Brina So glad you're doing this, Katy. So Big and Lamb in His Bosom are on my year long plan. I hope you enjoy these.


message 14: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
Finished 1900-1909: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, 1901. A short one to get me started on this quest.


message 15: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 4799 comments Mod
Her illustrations make her books worth the reading!


message 16: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
Sara wrote: "Her illustrations make her books worth the reading!"

Absolutely. I am so glad her publisher asked for color illustrations.


message 17: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
Finished:

1890-1899: Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf, 1891

A good read.


message 18: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2461 comments Katy wrote: "Finished:

1890-1899: Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf, 1891

A good read."


I'm glad to hear that, Katy. Lagerlöf's underrated in English, especially for a Nobel Prize winner.


message 19: by Veronique (new)

Veronique | 896 comments Never even heard of her... (adding to my list).


message 20: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments her The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is great too. It makes the geography of the country come alive for you.


message 21: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9320 comments Mod
siriusedward wrote: "her The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is great too. It makes the geography of the country come alive for you."

That is on my wish list to read.


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