A Year of Twentieth Century Literature

This year I am reading 10 twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway. This month’s book needs to have been published between 1990 and 1999.  Eucalyptus by Murray Bail Published in 1998 Publications in the 1990s continue to fit in with my theory that having a book made into a … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature 1980 – 1989

This year I am reading 10 twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway. This month’s book needs to have been published between 1980 and 1989.  A Twist in the Tale by Jeffery Archer Published in 1986. Short stories have been around since time immemorial. We love short stories; in fact … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature 1970 – 1979

This year I am reading 10 twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway.  This month’s book needs to have been published between 1970 and 1979. Published books really changed in the seventies: DIY books and self-help books became more prominent and many of these are considered classics now.  Books like What … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature 1960 – 1969

This year I am reading 10 twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway. This month’s book needs to have been published between 1960 and 1969. I chose Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute. Available:Ebook at Auckland librariesFrom The Book DepositoryLook in second-hand bookshops Look on Trade Me It’s surprising … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature 1950 – 1959

This year I am reading 10 excellent twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes.  This month’s book needs to have been published between 1950 and 1959. I chose ‘The Tontine’ by Thomas Costain. Available in Auckland Libraries, Look for it at Abe Books (second hand books online), Also look in second hand bookshops and op shops. … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature: 1940-1949

This year I am reading 10 twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway.  This month’s book needs to have been published between 1940 and 1949. I struggled again this month.  How to choose just one book with so many fabulous authors and books – it’s almost too hard. But I … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature: 1930-1939

This year I am reading 10 twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway.  This month’s book needs to have been published between 1930 and 1939. I have been looking forward to the 1930s publications, because there are heaps of books published in this decade that I have enjoyed reading and … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature: 1911-1919

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature This year I am planning to read 10 twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway. The book I will be reading in March needs to have been published between 1910 and 1919. I found this treasure: Greenmantle by John Buchan ~ Published in 1916 Available in … Continue reading

A Year of Twentieth Century Literature: 1900-1910

This year I am planning to read ten twentieth-century books which have not been made into films or television programmes but are excellent books anyway.  The book I wanted to read during February needed to have been published between 1900 and 1909, and I found this gem: The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett ~ Published in 1907 Available at Auckland Libraries … Continue reading