Saturday, December 9, 2017

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2018

This will be my first time doing this one. I plan to read at least five books from my birth year, 1971. Click the link to sign up and see more details.

Special thanks to Steven Depolo for permission to use his photo!


What books were published the year you were born? This challenge encourages you to find out, and then read some of them. You might even draw some conclusions about what was going on in the literary world that year.

Wikipedia and have lists of books by year published. Literary prize lists are a great source, and searching “best books of ______” will also give you interesting results. (Feel free to comment and suggest other sources!)

Here is what I am reading:

  1. Katy and the Big Snow--Virginia Lee Burton
  2. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH--Robert C. O'Brien
  3. Leo the Late Bloomer--Robert Kraus
  4. Hotel For Dogs--Lois Duncan
  5. The Palm at the End of the Mind--Wallace Stevens
Challenge completed on November 29


Elephant's Child said...

An interesting challenge. I wonder how many of the books published in my birth year (considerably before yours) are still being read?

J.G. said...

Thanks for joining in! 1971 should be a very good year, with interesting choices.