I had a lot of fun participating in this challenge in previous years (click to see lists for 2015 , 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), and to be honest I missed participating last year… So I’ve decided to join the fun again this year! This challenge is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about reading books either published or set in different time periods… The perfect way of reading books of different eras!

The complete challenge will include 12 books from the different eras. Below I will be adding the titles I have managed to read for each era, and once again I will do things differently and not add every book I read to the list, just one or two for each era depending on the color each title has. I have divided my reads into two categories: books by publish date and books by setting. When the setting is not specified or is roughly the same as the publish date, I will use this color.

>> Last updated June 30th 2021 <<

  • Pre 1300
    # Ariadne – by Jennifer Saint (ancient Greece)
  • 1300-1499
  • 1500-1699
    # How To Stop Time – by Matt Haig (1581/1599/1623 and other years)
  • 1700-1799
    # The Lost Apothecary – by Sarah Penner (1791)
  • 1800-1899
    The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes – by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)
  • 1900-1919
  • 1920-1939
    # These Violent Delights – by Chloe Gong (1926)
    # The Big Four – by Agatha Christie (1927)
  • 1940-1959
    The Shadow Of The Wind – by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1945-1955)
    # Shutter Island – by Dennis Lehane (1954)
  • 1960-1979
    # The Songbook Of Bennie Lament – by Amy Harmon (1960)
  • 1980-1999
    # Hotel Cartagena – by Simone Buchholz (1984/1987/1997 and other years)
    # The Island – by Ragnar Jonasson (1987-1988/1997)
  • 2000-Present
    # Snowblind – by Ragnar Jonasson (2010)
    The Honey-Don’t List – by Christina Lauren (2020)
  • The Future
    # In Five Years – by Rebecca Serle (2025)

Currently 10 out of 12 time periods read.


Have you joined this challenge this year? Do you tend to read a lot of books set or published in different eras? Feel free to comment! 🙂


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