This challenge is being hosted by Emma at Words and Peace.
I thought this was such a neat idea that I just had to join!
Here are the details copies from Emma's blog:
What it is about?Easy: pick up and read a book that was published in the first years of your life.Just pick up 1 book per year.If you already did the 1st five years in 2011, I encourage you to cover the next 5 years. And if you are more ambitious, I prepared 4 levels for you:Levels:- 3 years = Toddler- 5 years = Kid- 10 years = Pre-Teen- 15 years or more = YAYou don’t need to choose your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go along.
It’s OK to choose the same title for this Challenge and other challenges.Please use Mr Linky if you consider joining.If you already have some idea, you can specify the level of the challenge you want to join, with the years and the book you choose for each of these years.
And keep using Mr Linky to link your reviews as you go along.If you could title your Link as name of blog (title of book read), that would be cool, and of course link directly to that review. Thanks
If you don’t have a blog, you can just use the comments with your email address if you want me to communicate with you, or your FB profile page.To find books published in a specific year, google: ‘Books published in… ‘, and you’ll find several links. The one I prefer is the Goodreads’ one: ‘Most popular books published in…’ The list displays 200 books, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, for each year.
I am aiming for Toddler level, which is to read one book for my first three years of life. Since I was born in 1970, I will be choosing books from 1970-1972.
I am going to keep track of my progress below (these are just some of my ideas so far):
- 1970: Fatal Tide by Iris Johansen or Ringworld by Larry Niven or Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl or The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
- 1971: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
- 1972: Watership Down by Richard Adams or Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl or Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George or The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin or Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume