Reading Through The Centuries: A Reading Challenge

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The other day I was thinking about that lately I’ve been reading way too many books that have been published quite recently, thus neglecting classics and other earlier published work. To make sure I start reading ‘older’ books again, I’ve decided to make a challenge out of it: Reading Through The Centuries. I’m sure this has been done a million times before and I do not claim originality. It just seemed like an interesting way of keeping track of when the books I read are published, and hopefully I can add new dates to the list below before the end of the year.

This challenge basically is made to try and read books published before 2000. I’m going to set the goal to add at least 5 new dates by the end of December 2014 and 10 additional dates by the end of December 2015… And one of the books has to be published before 1930. I’ve made a full list of the books I’ve read since November 2012. New additions in 2014 have been made in this lovely shade of green, while new additions in 2015 will be marked by this color.

UPDATE: I want to add another 10 years to this list by the end of 2016, additions will be marked with this color.

UPDATE: Like last year, in 2017 I will be trying to add another 10 years to the list by the end of the year. Additions will be marked with this color.

UPDATE: During 2018, I’ve decided to lower my goal and only add another 5 years to this list by the end of the year. Only 5 new ones this year, since there are less and less years available… Additions will be marked with this color.

UPDATE: During 2019, I will leave the goal at the same amount as last year, as less and less years are available… Additions will be marked with this color.

UPDATE: During 2020, I’m going to lower the amount as there are fewer years left to complete every year… I’ve decided to only try and read 3 new ones this year. Additions will be marked with this color. 

Total of new dates in 2014: 6/5 (1994, 1987, 1976, 1953, 1853, 1843)
Total of new dates in 2015: 12/10 (2015, 1995, 1979, 1964, 1951, 1950, 1939, 1915, 1910, 1883, 1818, 1602)
Total of new dates in 2016: 10/10 (2016, 1973, 1970, 1948, 1943, 1895, 1890, 1886,1876, 1847)
Total of new dates in 2017: 10/10 (2018, 2017, 1986, 1966, 1947, 1897, 1894, 1868, 1865, 1516)
Total of new dates in 2018: 6/5 (2019, 1990, 1972, 1969, 1926, 1920)
Total of new dates in 2019: 5/5 (2020, 1957, 1952, 1934, 1923)
Total new dates in 2020: 0/3

>>> Last updated January 4th 2020 <<<

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