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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael (micky74007) Iasa wrote: "For the rest of this year and the next, I'm going to try to read a book published in every year from 1800 to the present.

I finished my other challenges early, but I like the idea of having a bi..."


Interesting challange. Will you be staying within a particular genre?


message 2: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments That sounds interesting! Very good idea!


message 3: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments Iasa, I was wondering if you'd be ok with me borrowing your idea for my 2015 Challenge? I know it's early to be thinking about it, but I like to be organised!


message 4: by Faye, The Dickens Junkie (new)

Faye | 1415 comments Mod
That's such a cool idea!


message 5: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Iasa wrote: "For the rest of this year and the next, I'm going to try to read a book published in every year from 1800 to the present.

I finished my other challenges early, but I like the idea of having a bi..."


Wow, great long-term challenge. Fantastic idea, Iasa! I might "borrow" it also in future. :D


message 6: by Holly, That Geeky One (new)

Holly (hollycoulson) | 1949 comments Mod
Fascinating idea! Really gets you a mix. I'll be watching this thread in earnest!


message 7: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Coyle | 1557 comments What a great idea!!! Good luck to you!!! Let us know which books are your favorites.


message 8: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
I hadn't seen your challenge before, Iasa. What a great concept!


message 9: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Iasa, the list in this link covers more than the 1802-1820 period, but it might help you fill in some blanks.

http://english.ucalgary.ca/graduate/r...


message 10: by Sandy (new)

Sandy You're very welcome! Hope it will be helpful.


message 11: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Are you having trouble finding a book for 2004? Have you considered any that won a prize that year?


message 12: by Sandy (new)

Sandy I have started to compile lists of winners of some of the major prizes (for the prize-winners challenge that I will do "someday"). Here are a few suggestions from 2004.

Giller - Alice Munro, Runaway
Man Booker - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty
Governor General's (Fiction) - Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness
Pulitzer (Fiction) - Edward P. Jones, The Known World
National Book Critics - Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
Bailey's Women's Prize - Andrea Levy, Small Island

Not exhaustive, of course, but a start. Maybe you'll like one of them?


message 13: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments What did you think about Anna Karenina?


message 14: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments Great job Iasa!


message 15: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
You've done some fabulous reading!
What did you think of Raffles?


message 16: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments How was "Eugenie Grandet"?


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