Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Birth Year Reading Challenge

I'm joining the Birth Year Reading Challenge.  It is hosted by Hotchpot Cafe.  The point is to find books published in the year you were born and read them.  Well, probably not all of them.  But there are prizes.  And the one who reads the most books will win the grand prize.  So you should get reading right away.  To find out the particulars and to sign up yourself visit the Birth Year Reading Challenge.  You can change your list at any time.  Which is good.  Since I already know that I'm not going to stick to this list.  And maybe even manage to read a few more than this. 

As of right now this is my list:

Original Plan:

Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut - DONE
The Deep by Peter Benchley - DONE
Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater - DONE
Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
Promised Land by Robert Parker - DONE
Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima
The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin
The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Emma Bombeck - DONE
Raise the Titanic by Clive Cussler - DONE
Roots by Alex Haley - DONE
Deus Irae by Philip Dick - DONE

What I actually read:

1. Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut (review)
2. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
3. Omen by David Seltzer (review)
4. In the Frame by Dick Francis
5. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm (review)
6. Roots by Alex Haley (review)
7. Deus Irae by Philip K. Dick
8. Man Plus by Frederik Pohl
9. The Deep by Peter Benchley
10. The Dark Side of the Sun by Terry Pratchett
11. The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck
12. Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler
13.Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater
14. Mrs. Pollifax on Safari by Dorothy Gilman
15. My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny
16. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
17. The Lifeship by Harry Harrison and Gordon R. Dickson
18. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
19. Promised Land by Robert B. Parker
20. Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson

1 comment:

J.G. said...

Welcome, Becca! You've got some interesting books to choose from, and I like your "no commitment" style. That keeps things fun and allows for new discoveries!