My Lifetime Reading Challenge

The Lifetime Reading challenge is to read a book for every year since the year of your birth. This challenge was posted on the Goodreads Group “Romance Readers Challenges”. Here’s a link to the original challenge.  I’m reading mostly literature, horror, and mystery/thriller books, whatever strikes my fancy for a given year.

To find books for a specific year, I’ve been using the New York Times Bestseller Lists, the “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die” list, and lists on Goodreads of the best books for each year. You can find links to those lists here.

My year of birth is 1963. I started this challenge Jan 2017, and I’d like to at least do 30 years/books on this challenge during 2017 and finish it in 2018.

TOTAL DONE: 26/54

1960’s – DONE 2/10/17

1963: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John Le Carre (1963), Read 1/26/17 ***** MY REVIEW
1964: A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie (1964) Read 1/28/17 ***** MY REVIEW
1965: Frederica  by Georgette Heyer, Read 1/29/17 ***** MY REVIEW
1966: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Read 1/31/17 *** MY REVIEW
1967: Rosemary’s Baby Read 1/31/17 ***** MY REVIEW
1968: Come Along With Me Read 2/7/17 **** MY REVIEW
1969: The Andromeda Strain Read 2/10/17 ***** MY REVIEW

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carré A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple, #10) by Agatha Christie Frederica by Georgette Heyer Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin Come Along With Me by Shirley Jackson The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

1970’s – DONE 3/14/2017

1970: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (1970) Read 2/12 ***** MY REVIEW
1971: The Exorcist Read 2/17/17 ***** MY REVIEW
1972: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (1972) Read 2/23/17 ***** MY REVIEW
1973: Breakfast of Champions Read 2/24/17 ***** MY REVIEW
1974: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Read 3/1/17 **** MY REVIEW
1975: High-Rise Read 3/2 **** MY REVIEW
1976: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Read 3/5 ***** MY REVIEW
1977: Suffer the Children by John Saul Read 3/7 **** MY REVIEW
1978: Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett. Read 3/12/2017 *****  MY REVIEW
1979: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Read 3/14/2017 **** MY REVIEW

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty The Summer Book by Tove Jansson Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer High-Rise by J.G. Ballard Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice Suffer the Children by John Saul Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams

1980’s
1980: The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark, Read 3/22/2017 ***** MY REVIEW
1981: The Elementals by Michael McDowell, Read 4/7/2017 *****
1982:  A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White, Read 4/13/2017 ***
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The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark The Elementals by Michael McDowell A Boy's Own Story  by Edmund White

1990’s
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1996: Windswept by Sabrina Jeffries – Read 3/18 **** MY REVIEW
1997: The Cobra Event – Read 2/26 ***** MY REVIEW
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The Cobra Event by Richard Preston Windswept by Sabrina Jeffries

2000’s
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2006: The Thirteenth Tale or A Fatal Grace (TBR)
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2010’s
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2012: Seduction and Snacks Read 2/8/2017 **** MY REVIEW
2013: Once Upon A Haunted Moor Read 2/5/2017 ****
2014: My Gentle Barn: A Place of Hope by Ellie Laks Read 3/9/2017 *****
2015:
2016: Best of My Love Read 1/25/17 **** MY REVIEW
2017: Fighting for Love Read 2/18/17 **** MY REVIEW

Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec Once Upon A Haunted Moor (Tyack & Frayne, #1) by Harper Fox Best of My Love (Fool's Gold, #20) by Susan Mallery Fighting for Love (Boston Love, #2) by Kelly Elliott My Gentle Barn A Place of Hope by Ellie Laks

Authors to include: Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Jackson, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, James Michner, Ira Levin

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