Monday, December 11, 2017

2018 Reading Challenges: Family Tree

Family Tree Reading Challenge
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January - December 2018
# of books: I'm aiming for twelve

The years I'll be reading:

Immediate family

1951
The Daughter of Time. Josephine Tey. 1951/1995. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages. [Source: Bought] 
1955
1976
1977
1978
Find A Stranger, Say Goodbye. Lois Lowry. 1978/2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2009
Al Capone Shines My Shoes. Gennifer Choldenko. 2009. 274 pages. [Source: Review copy] 
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans (Mr. Putter and Tabby #18) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Arthur Howard. 2009. 44 pages. [Source: Library]
2011
Mr. Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell. (Mr. Putter and Tabby #20) Cynthia Rylant. 2011. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

Four grandparents

1918
Dream Life for Children. Mattie K. Foster. 1918. 178 pages. [Source: Read online]
1931
Angus and the Cat. Marjorie Flack. 1931. 32 pages. [Source: Bought]
1918
My Antonia. Willa Cather. 1918. 336 pages. [Source: LIBRARY]
1924
So Big. Edna Ferber. 1924/2005. Kessinger Publishing. 376 pages. [Source: Library]  

Aunts and Uncles (select)

1960
1950
1949
The Conquering Family. Thomas B. Costain. 1949. 291 pages. [Source: Library]
1953

If I finish those:

Eight great-grandparents

1894
1896
1906
1907
1897
1899
1892
1904

More great-great-greats:

1836 (Rebecca Jane Matthews; we share a birthday)
1828 (Noah Laney)

their son and daughter-in-law

1863
1867

Popular Books 1918, 1931, 1918*, 1924 
1951, 1955, 1976, 1977, 1978, 2009, 2011
1960, 1950, 1949, 1953 

Wikipedia Table of Year in Literature

1894, 1896, 1906, 1907, 1897, 1899, 1892, 1904
1836, 1828
1863, 1867

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