A Century of Books

Hi, folks!

I am doing a bit of spring cleaning on my blog, and decided to transfer some of my reading project pages to regular posts.

A Century of Books is a reading project created by Simon, and the idea was to select 100 books, each published in a different year of a 100-year time period, so that you end up with 100 books that cover 100 years. I first saw it at Beyond Eden Rock, and started it in 2018 as a long-term project. My goal is to read one book for every year of the 19th century.

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I will update this post as I go along. You will be able to find a link to this post on my projects page.

Key:
Read years are (in bold)
Favourites are marked as (✨)
My reviews, when available, will be linked below

Start Date: 01.01.2018
Current score: 31/100


Here is my list:

1800 –
1801 – Belinda, by Maria Edgeworth
1802 –
1803 –
1804 –
1805 –
1806 –
1807 –
1808 –
1809 –
1810 –
1811 –
1812 –
1813 –
1814 –
1815 –
1816 –
1817 –
1818 – ✨ Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
1819 –
1820 – Mathilda, by Mary Shelley
1821 –
1822 –
1823 –
1824 –
1825 –
1826 –
1927 –
1828 –
1829 –
1830 –
1831 –
1832 – Valentine, by George Sand
1833 –
1834 –
1835 –
1836 –
1837 –
1838 –
1839 –
1840 –
1841 –
1842 –The Jews’ Beech Tree, by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
1843 –
1844 –
1845 –
1846 –
1847 – Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë 
1848 – The Half-Sisters, by Geraldine Jewsbury
         – A Double Life by Karolina Pavlova
1849 –
1850 –
1851 –
1852 –
1853 –
1854 –
1855 – North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell
1856 – ✨ Aurora Leigh, by Elizabet Barret Browning
1857 –
1858 –
1859 – Lois the Witch, by Elizabeth Gaskell
         –  Our Nig, or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, by Harriet E. Wilson
         –  Úrsula, by Maria Firmina dos Reis
1860 –
1861 – The Boarding-School Girl, by Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaya
1862 – ✨ The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard
         – ✨ Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti
1863 – ✨ City Folk and Country Folk,  by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya
1864 –
1865 –
1866 – ✨ Miss Marjoribanks, by Margaret Oliphant
1867 –
1868 –
1869 –
1870 –
1871 –
1872 – ✨ The Runaway, by Elizabeth Anna Hart
1873 –
1874 –
1875 –
1876 – ✨ Her Father’s Name, by Florence Marryat
1877 – ✨ A Toy Princess, by Mary de Morgan (fairy tale)
1878 –
1879 –
1880 – ✨ Miss Grief by Constance Fenimore Woolson (short story)
1881 –
1882 –
1883 – ✨ Hester, by Margaret Oliphant
         – ✨ Belinda, by Rhoda Broughton
         –  Aurélia, by Maria Benedita Bormann
         – ✨ A Struggle for Fame, by Charlotte Riddell

         –  Krambambuli, by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
1884 – Jill, by Amy Dillwyn

         – Nihilist Girl, by Sofia Kovalevskaya
1885 –
1886✨ A Phantom Lover, by Vernon Lee (short story)
1887A Wicked Voice, by Vernon Lee (short story)
1888 – ✨ The Romance of a Shop (1888), by Amy Levy
1889 –
1890 – Lésbia, by Maria Benedita Bormann
1891 –
1892 – Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted, by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
1893 – Celeste, by Maria Benedita Bormann
         – A Cross Line by George Egerton (short story)
1894 – Invisible Links, by Selma Lagerlöf
1895 –
1896 – The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett
1897 – The Blood of the Vampire, by Forence Marryat
         – The Beth Book, by Sarah Grand
1898 –
1899 – A Rainha do Ignoto, by Emília Freitas
1900 – Horto, by Auta de Souza

That’s it for now, folks. If you have any recommendations for the years that are still blank, just let me know. 🙂

Yours truly,

J.

Meditation, Madame Monet on the Sofa, by Claude Monet, 1871
Meditation, Madame Monet on the Sofa, by Claude Monet, 1871

One thought on “A Century of Books

  1. A very interesting project ! I’ve been trying to look up a handful of years to see if I spotted a title I had read so I could give you a suggestion, but it’s … not funny exactly, but weird, but not that weird, that I didn’t find many female writers whose novels I had read :/ Anyway, enjoy and I hope you’ll find interesting suggestions for your missing years.

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