Sunday, 24 April 2011

Birth year challenge 2011

I recently came across the Birth year challenge and thought it sounded interesting. Basically, you find books that were published in the year you were born and read them. So, since my birth year was 1971 (ahem) my books are as follows:
1. Nemesis by Agatha Christie
2. The day of the Jackal by frederick Forsyth
3. Bonecrack by Dick Francis
4. The lathe of heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
5. Wheels by Arthur Hailey
6. The end of summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
7.  The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett

Those are my books for now, I may read more if I can find them. I am trying not to buy books this year until I have got rid of some, so it was dependent on what is in the library!


J.G. said...

Welcome, Tracy! You have some good ones here and such variety. I think that's one of the best things about the challenge: winding up reading something unexpected.

Glad to have you along!

Charlie H said...


I am also going to try out the BYRC - 1971. Here is my list 20 books:

1. The Glory of Their Times - Lawrence S. Ritter
2. The Warlord of the Air - Michael Moorcock
3. A Time of Changes - Robert Silverberg
4. Post Office - Charles Bukowski
5. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. LeGuin
6. The Drifters - James A. Michener
7. The Lorax - Dr. Seuss
8. Another Roadside Attraction - Tom Robbins
9. Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut
10. American - Don DeLillo
11. In the Shadow of Man - Jane Goodall
12. Encounters With The Archdruid - John McPhee
13. Diet for a Small Planet - Frances Moore Lappé
14. I Served the King of England - Bohumil Hrabal
15. The Mansions of the Gods - René Goscinny
16. The Decay of the Angel - Yukio Mishima
17. All The Myriad Ways - Larry Niven
18. The Shrinking of Treehorn - Florence Parry Heide
19. The Other - Thomas Tryon
20. Jack of Shadows - Roger Zelazny

Best of Luck & Happy Reading!