Monday, 17 February 2014

A Century of Books

Stuck in a Book is attempting to read a complete century of books this year, which gave me the idea to do similarly. I'm not quite as ambitious - I've filled in the past 100 years as best I can already, and hope to fill in the missing years as I go along. Trying to find novels from the right years should challenge me to expand my literary boundaries a bit. I'm setting myself the limitations of only including fiction, and each author only once (I know I've put Terry Pratchett in twice, but one is co-authored with Stephen Baxter, which counts. Also, Terry Pratchett is lovely and fantastic.)

If anyone has recommendations for years I'm missing, please leave me a comment below!

Without further ado:



1915:
1916:
1917:
1918:
1919:
1920:
1921:
1922:
1923:
1924: A Passage to India – E M Forster
1925:
1926: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
1927:
1928:
1929:
1930:
1931:
1932:
1933:
1934:
1935:
1936: The Birds – Frank Baker
1937:
1938:
1939:
1940:
1941:
1942:
1943:
1944:
1945:
1946: Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
1947:
1948:
1949: Arabella – Georgette Heyer
1950: I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
1951:
1952:
1953:
1954:
1955: The Chrysalids – John Wyndham
1957: Dr Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
1958:
1959: Time out of Joint – Philip K Dick
1960:
1961:
1962: Island – Aldous Huxley
1963:
1964:
1965: Dune – Frank Herbert
1966: Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
1967:
1969:
1970:
1971: The Dice Man – Luke Rhinehart
1972: Watership Down – Richard Adams
1973: The Princess Bride – William Goldman
1974:
1975:
1976:
1977: A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters
1978:
1979:
1980: The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
1981:
1982:
1983: The Woman in Black – Susan Hill
1984: Neuromancer – William Gibson
1985: Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
1986:
1987:
1988:
1989: The Quincunx – Charles Pallister
1990: Possession – A S Byatt
1991: The Dragon Reborn – Robert Jordan
1992:
1993:
1994: I’ll Be Seeing You – Mary Higgins Clark
1995: Pollen – Jeff Noon
1996: Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
1997: Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
1998: A Clash of Kings – George R R Martin
1999: What You Make it – Michael Marshall Smith
2000: House of Leaves – Mark Z Danielewski
2001: Dead Famous – Ben Elton
2002: Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
2003: Starter for Ten – David Nicholls
2006: Mistborn: The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson
2007: The Raw Shark Texts – Steven Hall
2009: E Squared – Matt Beaumont
2010: The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise – Julia Stuart
2011: The Crimson Petal and the White – Michel Faber
2012: The Long Earth – Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
2013: Raising Steam – Terry Pratchett
2014:

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