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
         – Keynotes, by George Egerton

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

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5 thoughts 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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