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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments I plan on doing both the challenges (decade and century) again this year - also plan on doing all-new authors for both. But that might be the last year I do that - I really want to read more by the authors I've had a taste of for the last couple of years

message 2: by Julie (last edited Nov 19, 2019 11:55PM) (new)

Julie | 643 comments Women's Decade 2019 - All New Authors
Last year I did the 1930's - this year I'm doing the 1920's - I had some trouble finding copies of all of my first choices, so had to exchange several of the books on the original list - note to self for next year, I should probably consider doing the 1940's as it increases the chance that the books can be found...


1920-Chéri by Colette Read January 2019
1921-The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer Read September 2019
1922-The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim Read January 2019
1923-Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair Read May 2019
1924-Medieval People by Eileen Power Read October 2019
1925-Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska Read April 2019
1926-Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner Read August 2019
1927-The White Cottage Mystery byMargery Allingham Read November 2019
1928-Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág Read January 2019
1929-The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey Read November 2019

message 3: by Julie (last edited Nov 19, 2019 11:55PM) (new)

Julie | 643 comments Women's Century 2019 - All New Authors


1910's: Pointed Roofs by Dorothy M. Richardson (1915) Read October 2019
1920's: Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin (1928) Read January 2019
1930's: Frost in May by Antonia White (1933) Read February 2019
1940's: The Street by Ann Petry (1946) Read March 2019
1950's: Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith (1950) Read May-June 2019
1960's: The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford (1969) Read May-June 2019
1970's: The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta (1979) Read November 2019
1980's: Segu by Maryse Condé (1984)
1990's: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (1993) Read August 2019
2000's: Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman (2001)

message 4: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3176 comments Ambitious challenge Julie. Looks good. I have Scarlet Sister Mary & Frost in May on mine also. I need something for 1925 and 1927 your choices look good. Especially Bread Givers. I'm going to add those two on mine.

message 5: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinm31) | 609 comments You’ve some very interesting selections and I’m glad to see someone else reading Lud-in-the-Mist this year too! 😃

message 6: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1631 comments All new authors! Very impressive. I have read none of your books, so your list is like a TBR shopping cart for me. I have The Street and Bread Givers on my 2019 TBR.

message 7: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4913 comments Mod
I hope you enjoy your challenge. I'm aware of a few of your authors but all of your book choices are unknown to me.

message 8: by Aubrey (last edited Dec 11, 2018 01:02PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2515 comments I admire you for setting forth on Richardson's Pilgrimage series, Julie. I thought of going through the cycle during 2019, but a different lengthy series proved a better fit for my reading challenges.

message 9: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments Thanks for all your well wishes - the best thing about these challenges is seeing what others are reading and being inspired :)

(I have a very long list of potential books for this challenge for year to come...)

message 10: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments I've made quite a good start on both lists :-)

I did have some trouble finding couples of all of my first choices for my 1920's-decade when I was searching in our library database, so had to exchange several of the books on the original list...

My favorite so far has been The Enchanted April

message 11: by Julie (new)

Julie | 643 comments Finished my decade challenge - I really enjoyed Margery Allingham I will definately be reading more from her!

Still have two books to go for my century challenge. I've requested Noughts & Crosses from the library, but the other book I've given up finding a copy of - so will unfortunately not be finishing this challenge.

message 12: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4913 comments Mod
Congratulations on finishing your challenge

message 13: by Annette (new)

Annette | 507 comments Congratulations!

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