Towards the end of last year an idea for a new project began to take shape in my head …
Reading the 20th Century: One hundred books, one for each year …
A long term project – but let’s say two years.
A project to make me pull out more books from the Virago bookcase, the Persephone bookcase, the shelves of elderly Penguins, the shelves of older hardbacks.
And a project to remind me to order a few more of the older books that the library has stored away in the fiction reserve.
Books I have yet to read and books that I read years ago that I really want to pick up again.
And while I was pondering Simon was a step ahead of me posting.
So I have borrowed his logo, and I’ll be watching what he reads for ideas.
The book I wrote about yesterday – The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey – means that 1929 is done. And I’ve just finished anther book for 1960.
So that’s just 98 books to go, and a project page to write …
Blog serendipity there! I am also 2 down, 98 to go… 1998 and 1950 done. I’m looking forward to swapping ideas through the year!
Oh good, another person to get ideas from. I’m rather expecting that it will take two years, too. I’ve only done 1976 so far….hadn’t thought of Josephine Tey, I wonder if the library has any?
I’m so impressed by everyone who is taking this project on. Good luck!