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 titles 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 titles to the list by the end of the year. Additions will be marked with this color.

Total of new dates in 2014: 6 (1994, 1987, 1976, 1953, 1853, 1843)
Total of new dates in 2015: 12 (2015, 1995, 1979, 1964, 1951, 1950, 1939, 1915, 1910, 1883, 1818, 1602)
Total of new dates in 2016: 10 (2016, 1973, 1970, 1948, 1943, 1895, 1890, 1886,1876, 1847)
Total of new dates in 2017: 1 (2017)

>>> Last updated April 28th 2017 <<<

# Published in 2017

  • This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack
  • Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
  • The Millionaire’s Wife by Shalini Boland
  • The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger
  • Castle Of Water by Dane Huckelbridge
  • What Doesn’t Kill You by Ed James
  • Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell
  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan
  • Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein
  • The First City by Joe Hart
  • A Conjuring Of Light by V.E. Schwab
  • Bull by David Elliott
  • Last Breath by Robert Bryndza
  • Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
  • The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney
  • Renegade Red by Lauren Bird Horowitz
  • The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
  • Traitor To The Throne by Alwyn Hamilton 
  • Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer
  • The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
  • Blink by K.L. Slater
  • Don’t Look Behind You by Mel Sherratt
  • Those Who Lie by Diane Jeffrey
  • It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot
  • The One Memory Of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  • That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
  • The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
  • Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

# Published in 2016

  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Among Friends by Heather Murray
  • Life Sentence by Lily Luchesi
  • Miranda’s Rights by Lily Luchesi
  • Blood Moon by John David Bethel
  • Silence Under Screams by Collin Henderson
  • The Last Gods Of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer
  • I Found You by Lisa Jewell
  • A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles
  • The Killing Game by J.S. Carol
  • The Truth Will Out by Brian Cleary
  • Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Missing by Monty Marsden
  • Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
  • The Thankful by Jamie Campbell
  • The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Americosis Vol. 3 by Haydn Wilks
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • Witness by Caroline Mitchell
  • From Sand And Ash by Amy Harmon
  • What Light by Jay Asher
  • The Gift by Louise Jensen
  • Down The Rabbit Hole by Julia Crane
  • Tipping Point by Tomas Byrne
  • Walk Into Silence by Susan McBride
  • Kill The Next One by Federico Axat
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  • Another Day Gone by Eliza Graham
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • His Kidnapper’s Shoes by Maggie James
  • The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson
  • While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt
  • Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Before You Leap by Keith Houghton
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  • Love You To Death by Caroline Mitchell
  • The Scholl Case by Anja Reich-Osang
  • The Good Sisters by Helen Phifer
  • Worth Killing For by Ed James
  • Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  • Tow-Truck Pluck by Annie M.G. Schmidt
  • Dark Water by Robert Bryndza
  • The Best Friend by Shalini Boland
  • Ivy Feckett Is Looking For Love by Jay Spencer Green
  • Who We Were Before by Leah Mercer
  • Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Bitter Side Of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
  • Safe With Me by K.L. Slater
  • But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! by Kristy Turner
  • We’re All Mad Here by Claire Eastham
  • The Hope That Kills by Ed James
  • The Honor Was Mine by Elizabeth Heaney
  • The Final Trade by Joe Hart
  • Anna And The Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
  • The Universe Of Us by Lang Leav
  • All Fall Down by Tom Bale
  • Razzle Dazzle Unicorn by Dana Simpson
  • The Last Girl by Joe Hart
  • The Girl From The Sea by Shalini Boland
  • Harry Potter And The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
  • The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne
  • Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka
  • The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
  • Ruler Of Beasts by Danielle Paige
  • The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse
  • The Stepmother by Claire Seeber
  • Wanderlost by Jen Malone
  • The Sister by Louise Jensen
  • The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza
  • My Girl by Jack Jordan
  • Cascadia by H.W. “Buzz” Bernard
  • Last To Die by Arlene Hunt
  • Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
  • All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
  • We Awaken by Calista Lynne
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
  • The Ex by Alafair Burke
  • A Study In Charlotte by Britanny Cavallaro
  • Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
  • A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  • The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza
  • All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Map Of Fates by Maggie Hall
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard
  • Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
  • Never Never Part Three by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

# Published in 2015

  • The Start Of Me And You by Emery Lord
  • The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  • The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew
  • The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • The Wrong Side Of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
  • Stake-out by Lily Luchesi
  • Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  • After You by Jojo Moyes
  • Catacomb by Madeleine Roux
  • Secondhand Smoke by M. Louis
  • Lemon Sting by Collin Henderson
  • Engaged In Danger by Barbara Venkataraman
  • Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
  • The Girls by Lisa Jewell
  • The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  • Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
  • Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • The Straw King by Danielle Paige
  • Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
  • Heart Of Tin by Danielle Paige
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Housebroken by The Behrg
  • Hero by Belinda Crawford
  • Binge by Tyler Oakley
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • See How They Run by Ally Carter
  • All The Rage by Courtney Summers
  • The Improbable Theory Of Ana And Zak by Brian Katcher
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  • The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall
  • Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
  • Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
  • Disclaimer by Renée Knight
  • One by Sarah Crossan
  • Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Secrets Of Lake Road by Karen Katchur
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  • Mr. Kiss And Tell by Rob Thomas
  • Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
  • Eternal War: Armies Of Saints by Livio Gambarini
  • I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  • The Death Code by Lindsay Cummings
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
  • Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
  • Serafina And The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
  • The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  • Memories by Lang Leav
  • Rough Roads With Reckless Drivers by Lara Pass
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  • Paperweight by Meg Haston
  • Melophobia by James Morris
  • Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
  • Ochoco Reach by Jim Stewart
  • Americosis Vol. 2 by Haydn Wilks
  • Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
  • Breakfast At Cannibal Joe’s by Jay Spencer Green
  • End Of Days by Susan Ee
  • None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
  • All Fall Down by Ally Carter
  • Never Never Part Two by Colleen Hoover
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  • My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
  • Never Never by Colleen Hoover
  • The Wrath And The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly
  • Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Americosis Vol. 1 by Haydn Wilks
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  • What Lies Within by James Morris
  • The Death Of Danny Daggers by Hayden Wilks
  • The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige
  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Funereal by Giacomo Lee

# Published in 2014

  • The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • Sanctum by Madeleine Roux
  • Fallen Mangrove by Wayne Stinnett
  • Jamie Quin Mystery Collection by Barbara Venkataraman
  • The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • The Opposite Of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  • The Readers On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
  • Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira
  • The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  • Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  • Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
  • Random by Tom Leveen
  • Apple And Rain by Sarah Crossan
  • The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell
  • The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
  • Death Of Secrets by Bowen Greenwood
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins
  • Love And Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
  • The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
  • The Valentine Circle by Reinaldo DelValle
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  • The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings
  • The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
  • Through The Woods by Emily Carroll
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • Five Weeks In The Amazon by Sean Michael Hayes
  • Anatomy Of A Misfit by Andrea Portes
  • The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  • You Are My Sunshine by Roberta Kagan
  • Blood Of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer
  • Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier
  • Lucky Day by Barry Lyga
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  • Four by Veronica Roth
  • Claudia Must Die by T.B. Markinson
  • The Little Android by Marissa Meyer
  • Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige
  • A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
  • Tease by Amanda Maciel
  • Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
  • The Story Of Awkward by R.K. Ryals
  • Reel To Real: The Video Store Murders by Joyce Nance
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  • I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Evensong by Krista Walsh
  • Ruin And Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  • Under Dark Skies by A.J. Scudiere
  • Nothing Everything Nothing by Casia Schreyer
  • The Sham by Ellen Allen
  • Elemental Rancor: A Chronicle Of Consequence by Charles Lominec
  • Divine Fall by Kathryn Knight
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
  • My Soul Immortal by Jen Printy
  • Heart Tales by Celine Garcia
  • Discovering Daniel by Nadine Christian

# Published in 2013

  • The Car Bomb by T.V. LoCicero
  • Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  • Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  • The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black
  • The Private School Murders by James Patterson
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
  • Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka
  • The Beginning Of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
  • All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
  • And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Firebolt by Adrienne Woods
  • Asylum by Madeleine Roux
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Joyland by Stephen King
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  • Game by Barry Lyga
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • The 100 by Kass Morgan
  • No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige
  • World After by Susan Ee
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • The Shock Of The Fall by Nathan Filer
  • Siege And Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  • Innocence by Dean Koontz
  • The Elect by Elle Todd
  • Hope’s Rebellion by Jade Varden
  • Black Roses by Jane Thynne
  • The Dance Of The Spirits by Catherine Aerie
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • Awakening Foster Kelly by Cara Rosalie Olsen
  • Bay Of Secrets by Rosanna Ley

# Published in 2012

  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • Girl Of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  • The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
  • The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  • The Kill Order by James Dashner
  • Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • Rarity From The Hollow by Robert Eggleton
  • The Kings Of Cool by Don Winslow
  • 314 by A.R. Wise
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  • Hide ‘N Seek by Yvonne Harriott
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Backfire by Catherine Coulter
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Racketeer by John Grisham
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth

# Published in 2011

  • The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  • Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor
  • The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson
  • Blood Orchids by Toby Neal
  • Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • Eve by Iris Johansen
  • Dead Wood by Dan Ames
  • Between Shades Of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake
  • The Girl Of Fire And Thorns by Rae Carson
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • The Death Cure by James Dashner
  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Everblue by Brenda Pandos
  • Glitches by Marissa Meyer
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  • Kiera’s Moon by Lizzy Ford
  • Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
  • The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad
  • Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith

# Published in 2010

  • Dead To You by Lisa McMann
  • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  • Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
  • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
  • The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
  • The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton
  • Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  • Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
  • The Cold Wife by Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Halloween Kentucky Style by Charles Suddeth
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

# Published in 2009

  • Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
  • Taal Is Zeg Maar Echt Mijn Ding by Paulien Cornelisse
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods
  • Tragic Magic by Laura Childs
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Private by James Patterson

# Published in 2008

  • Careless In Red by Elizabeth George
  • Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
  • Confessions by Kanae Minato
  • Let It Snow by John Green
  • Takeover by Lisa Black
  • The Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling
  • The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  • City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Testimony by Anita Shreve
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • The Return by Victoria Hislop
  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

# Published in 2007

  • Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • The Husband’s Secret by Laine Moriarty
  • City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark
  • A Long Way Gone by Ismael Beah
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

# Published in 2006

  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green
  • Don’t Tell Mummy by Toni Maguire
  • It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
  • Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava
  • Cross by James Patterson

# Published in 2005

  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
  • No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Dead Of A Bore by M.C. Beaton
  • The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

# Published in 2004

  • Grant Comes East by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen
  • Nighttime Is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Forest Of The Pygmies by Isabel Allende

# Published in 2003

  • Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Bookseller Of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
  • Shake Hands With The Devil by Romeo Dallaire

# Published in 2002

  • Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper – Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Dead Run by Erica Spindler
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

# Published in 2001

  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  • Tucker Peak by Archer Mayor
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

# Published in 2000

  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • A Storm Of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  • Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid

# Published in 1999

  • The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman
  • Pop Goes The Weasel by James Patterson
  • Daughter Of Fortune by Isabel Allende

# Published in 1998

  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  • A Clash Of Kings by George R.R. Martin

# Published in 1997

  • Harry Potter Y La Piedra Filosofal by J.K. Rowling
  • Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Killing Floor by Lee Child
  • The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

# Published in 1996

  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

# Published in 1995

  • Naked In Death by J.D. Robb

# Published in 1994

  • The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

# Published in 1993

  • Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

# Published in 1992

  • Flux by Orson Scott Card
  • The Children Of Men by P.D. James
  • The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

# Published in 1991

  • The Awakening And The Struggle by L.J. Smith

# Published in 1989

  • Running The Amazon by Joe Kane
  • The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett

# Published in 1988

  • A Twist In The Tale by Jeffrey Archer
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

# Published in 1987

  • Hot Ice by Nora Roberts

# Published in 1985

  • A Matter Of Honour by Jeffrey Archer

# Published in 1983

  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • The Woman In Black by Susan Hill

# Published in 1982

  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman
  • Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

# Published in 1981

  • Paragon Walk by Anne Perry

# Published in 1980

  • The Mist by Stephen King
  • Petals On The Wind by V.C. Andrews

# Published in 1979

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

# Published in 1977

  • The Shining by Stephen King

# Published in 1976

  • Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

# Published in 1974

  • Carrie by Stephen King

# Published in 1973

  • Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

# Published in 1970

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

# Published in 1967

  • One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

# Published in 1964

  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

# Published in 1962

  • The Middle Passage by V.S. Naipaul
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

# Published in 1961

  • James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

# Published in 1960

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

# Published in 1958

  • The King Must Die by Mary Renault

# Published in 1954

  • I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  • Lord Of The Flies by William Golding

# Published in 1953

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

# Published in 1951

  • Bestiario by Julio Cortázar
  • The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

# Published in 1950

  • I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

# Published in 1949

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Plunder Of The Sun by David Dodge

# Published in 1948

  • Point Of No Return by Martha Gellhorn

# Published in 1946

  • The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman

# Published in 1945

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

# Published in 1943

  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

# Published in 1939

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

# Published in 1937

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

# Published in 1932

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

# Published in 1925

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

# Published in 1915

  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

# Published in 1910

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

# Published in 1895

  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

# Published in 1890

  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

# Published in 1886

  • The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

# Published in 1883

  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

# Published in 1879

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker

# Published in 1876

  • The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

# Published in 1853

  • Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup

# Published in 1847

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

# Published in 1843

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

# Published in 1820

  • The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

# Published in 1818

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

# Published in 1602

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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50 thoughts on “Reading Through The Centuries: A Reading Challenge

  1. Cool idea and so many good books! I had the opposite problem, I never read anything recent. For the 1930s I’d like to suggest Isaac Asimov, he’s science fiction, but his short stories are the best! I hope you like Game of Thrones, it’s not like the books I usually like, but it has such good characters! Good luck!

    • Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely check it out! The Game Of Throne series I’ve put on hold right now after reading the fourth book, although I have the fifth book on my TBR pile.

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