Friday, October 15, 2010

Century Challenge

January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Bookish Ardour is hosting The Century Challenge.

How The Challenge Works
The books you’ll select will be decided by publication year and have to be read in order from the time period you choose (here’s a guide on Wikipedia if you need help finding out which books to read).
For example, if you choose to read 10 books in the decade of 1900, it could be as follows:

  • 1900 – Love and Mr Lewisham by H.G. Wells
  • 1901 – The Sea Serpent by Jules Verne
  • 1902 - The Hound of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 1903 – The Jewel of The Seven Stars by Bram Stoker
  • 1904 – Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  • 1905 – The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis De Sade
  • 1906 – I Am A Cat by Natsume Soseki
  • 1907 – Through The Eye of The Needle by William Dean Howells
  • 1908 – The Man Who Was Thursday by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  • 1909 – Ann Veronica by H.G. Wells
  • 1910 – The History of Mr Polly by H.G. Wells
If you read enough you can choose to read books from a particular century or spanning a century (so the 20th century for example or 1887-1997 instead). If you’re not sure you’ll be able to read 100 or want a smaller challenge then you can choose one of the following ‘time slots’.

Challenge Levels
  1. Decade Challenge – Choose a time period of one decade with 10 books to read
  2. Quarter of a Century – Choose a time period of 25 years with 25 books to read
  3. Half a Century – Choose a time period of 50 years with 50 books to read
  4. Three Quarters – Choose a time period of 75 years with 75 books to read
  5. A Century – Choose a time a time period of 100 years with 100 books to read
For extra hard challenges
  1. One and a Half – Choose a time period of 150 years with 150 books to read
  2. Two Centuries – Choose a time period of 200 years with 200 books to read
Learn more and sign up at the post about the challenge.