For those who don't know - I'm on Good Reads, and take part in challenges - go Romance Readers Challenge!
Anyhoo, a while ago - one of the challenges was to read a book from each year you've been alive. I thought I'd share my list:
A life-time of books:
Reading time allowed: May 2009 to November 2010. Finished 17 July 2010.
I tried to re-read books I owned, as I thought it was a more true reflection of my reading life than reading something new to me.
1971 - Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey. 21 Dec 2009. Re-read & own.
1972 - The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. 15 July 2010.
1973 - To Ride Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey. 20 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
1974 - Mister God, this Is Anna by Fynn. 2 May 2010. Re-read & own.
1975 - The Machine-Gunners by Robert Westall. 27 March 2010.
1976 - Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer. 13 Nov 2009. Re-read & own.
1977 - Illusions by Richard Bach. 22 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
1978 - Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley. 24 May 2009. Re-read & own.
1979 - Under the Mountain by Maurice Gee. 8 Aug 2009. Re-read.
1980 - The Beginning Place by Ursula K. Le Guin. 12 Aug 2009. Re-read.
1981 - Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian. 9 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
1982 - The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. 6 June 2009. Re-read & own.
1983 - Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce. 14 May 2009. Re-read & own.
1984 - The Changeover by Margaret Mahy. 19 June 2009. Re-read & own.
1985 - The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman. 23 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
1986 - To Love and to Conquer by Joyce Verrette. 13 Nov 2009. This is the pub date of the UK edition - which had no info re the US edition - which I've just discovered was 1984. Sorry... So, also read Jesse's Lady by Veronica Sattler. 12 January 2010. Both of these are re-read and owns - owning, in that I inherited them from my sister.
1987 - The League of Night and Fog by David Morrell. 20 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
1988 - The Gate to Women's Country by Sherri S Tepper. 14 Aug 2009. Re-read & own.
1989 - The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis. 23 Aug 2009. Re-read & own.
1990 - Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. 14 July 2009. Re-read & own.
1991 - The Juniper Game Sherryl Jordan. 2 July 2009. Re-read & own.
1992 - In Good Time by Muriel Jensen. 1 January 2010. Re-read & own - another inherited book.
1993 - Deerskin by Robin McKinley. 9 Nov 2009. Re-read.
1994 - The Hidden City by David Eddings. 15 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
1995 - Wish And a Kiss by Margaret St George. 17 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
1996 - The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. 1 June 2009. Re-read & own.
1997 - Magician's Ward by Patricia C. Wrede. 19 Nov 2009. Re-read & own.
1998 - The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester. 29 December 2009. Re-read & own.
1999 - The Tower and the Hive by Anne McCaffrey. 19 Aug 2009. Re-read & own.
2000 - The Redemption of Althalus by David & Leigh Eddings. 4 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
2001 - Living With Crazy Buttocks by Kaz Cooke. 28 December 2009. Re-read & own.
2002 - Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce. 14 Sept 2009. Re-read & own.
2003 - Sunshine by Robin McKinley. 17 March 2010. Re-read & own.
2004 - Cross Tides by Lorraine Orman. 30 Oct 2009. Re-read & own.
2005 - Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories by Garth Nix. 4 Aug 2009. Re-read & own.
2006 - The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After: Being the Private Correspondence Between Two Prominent Families Regarding a Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and the Security of the Realm by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer. 10 January 2010. Re-read & own.
2007 - Time of the Eagle by Sherryl Jordan. 15 June 2010. Re-read.
2008 - Chalice by Robin McKinley. 20 Oct 2009. Re-read.
2009 - Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce. 4 July 2009. Own.
2010 - Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh. 8 March 2010.