Centuries Reading Challenge
Host: Becky of Becky's Book Reviews
Length: All of 2009 (finish at your own pace)
Required Books: 4 to 6
Your challenge--if you choose to accept it--is to read four (to six) books from four different centuries. (If you choose to read six books altogether, then you can double up on centuries if you like. You can always read more than six. But you're not obligated to in any way.)
Edited to add: I had intended the challenge books to be written in four different centuries. I think that might have been one of those clear-only-to-me things. That's still my intent, my goal. I hope people will take me up on that challenge. But since I wasn't clear, and since I'm a easy-going person, I'll allow those who want the challenge to be books set during four different centuries to play.
The centuries do not need to be consecutive (like the decades challenge).
Books can be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories, essays, plays, etc. Books do not have to be a required length. (Though I ask that poetry and short stories be within a larger collection. For example, a book of short stories as opposed to one solitary short story.)
Overlaps with other challenges are fine.
Audio books are welcome. E-books are welcome as well.
Reading suggestions can be found here:
Literature timeline, Literature Timeline Index*, Literature Timeline**,
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EDITED TO ADD: FOR THOSE LOOKING TO SHARE REVIEWS AND GIVE UPDATES ON THEIR CHALLENGE PROGRESS, PLEASE VISIT THIS CHALLENGE'S PAGE ON MY OTHER SITE, 'GREAT LEADER OF OUR INSANITY.'
*extremely extensive; very well organized; tiny bit overwhelming.
**simple and straightforward; not as intimidating. Definitely recommended.
1. Emma by Jane Austen (1815)
2. Fanny Hill by John Cleland (1749)
3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1605/1615)
4. Wycliffe New Testament (1388)
5. Silas Marner by George Eliot (1861)
6. The Warden by Anthony Trollope (1855)
7. The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard (1862)
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