By the Year Reading Challenge

The challenge is to read one book for each year using your birth year as the beginning point. You can read in order (forwards or backwards) or you can skip around. The older you are, the more books to read.

1965 – Hotel by Arthur Hailey – read 3/30/2021

1966 – Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

1967 – Restoree by Anne McCaffrey

1968 – Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

1969 – The Godfather by Mario Puzo

1970 – Love Story by Erich Segal

1971 – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

1972 – All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot – read 5/27/2021

1973 – Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

1974 – Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read – read 5/28/2021

1975 – Forever by Judy Blume

1976 – Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

1977 – Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson – read 5/8/2021

1978 – The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

1979 – Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

1980 – Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

1981 – Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

1982 – The Color Purple by Alice Walker – read 5/31/2021

1983 – The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – read 2/7/2021

1984 – Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

1985 – Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart – read 7/4/2021

1986 – Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng

1987 – Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

1988 – A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

1989 – Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel – read 4/2/2021

1990 – Postmortem by Patricia Cornwall

1991 – Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

1992 – Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce – read 4/3/2021

1993 – Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen – read 5/2/2021

1994 – One for the Money by Janet Evanovich – read 12/1/2019

1995 – Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts – read 1/27/2021

1996 – Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich – read 12/2/2019

1997 – Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich – read 12/6/2019

1998 – Four to Score by Janet Evanovich – read 12/8/2019

1999 – High Five by Janet Evanovich – read 12/9/2019

2000 – Hot Six by Janet Evanovich – read 12/10/2019

2001 – Seven Up by Janet Evanovich – read 12/11/2019

2002 – Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich – read 12/12/2019

2003 – To the Nines by Janet Evanovich – read 12/14/2019

2004 – Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich – read 12/15/2019

2005 – Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich – read 12/16/2019

2006 – Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich – read 12/17/2019

2007 – Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich – read 12/20/2019

2008 – Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich – read 12/22/2019

2009 – Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich – read 12/24/2019

2010 – Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich – read 12/24/2019

2011 – Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich – read 12/24/2019

2012 – Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich – read 12/26/2019

2013 – Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich – read 12/28/2019

2014 – Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich – read 12/28/2019

2015 – Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich – read 12/29/2019

2016 – Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich – read 12/30/2019

2017 – Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich – read 12/30/2019

2018 – Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich – read 12/31/2019

2019 – Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich – read 12/31/2019

2020 – When I Was You by Minka Kent -read 1/1/2020

2021 – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah -read 2/12/2021

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