Centuries Challenge


Centuries Reading Challenge
Host: Becky of Becky’s Book Reviews
Length: All of 2009 (finish at your own pace)
Required Books: 4 to 6

Your challenge–if you choose to accept it–is to read four (to six) books from four different centuries. (If you choose to read six books altogether, then you can double up on centuries if you like. You can always read more than six. But you’re not obligated to in any way.)

The centuries do not need to be consecutive (like the decades challenge).

Books can be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories, essays, plays, etc. Books do not have to be a required length. (Though I ask that poetry and short stories be within a larger collection. For example, a book of short stories as opposed to one solitary short story.)

Overlaps with other challenges are fine.

Audio books are welcome. E-books are welcome as well.

Sign up for the challenge here.

Reading suggestions can be found here:

Literature timeline, Literature Timeline Index*, Literature Timeline**,

*extremely extensive; very well organized; tiny bit overwhelming.
**simple and straightforward; not as intimidating. Definitely recommended.

EDITED TO ADD: FOR THOSE LOOKING TO SHARE REVIEWS AND GIVE UPDATES ON THEIR CHALLENGE PROGRESS, PLEASE VISIT THIS CHALLENGE’S PAGE ON MY OTHER SITE, ‘GREAT LEADER OF OUR INSANITY.’

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

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16 responses to “Centuries Challenge

  1. Pingback: Really Old Classics Challenge « Becky’s Challenges

  2. Sign me up please for your Centuries Challenge. I have been finding on Project Gutenberg books written in BC. I do not know if I will read them or not. Judy

  3. I finished my first book for this challenge – Le Morte D’Arthur which was written in the 15th century. My review for this book is up on my blog here.
    (If I am posting this in the wrong place, please let me know!! Thanks!)

  4. Here is another one, written in the 14th century: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

  5. I finished Medea by Euripides. (or at least, one version of it. I didn’t like the translation, so I’m going to read a different one and then compare the two)
    http://ilovemybooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/medea-by-euripedes-translated-by-robin.html

  6. I have finished one book Vanity Fair (1847-1848)
    The review is posted here
    http://shonasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/06/review-vanity-fair.html

  7. I have finished my first book Vanity Fair (1847) for Centuries challenge .Here is the review. http://shonasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/06/review-vanity-fair.html

  8. I have completed my second book Canterbury Tales ..Here is the review http://shonasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/06/review-canterbury-tales.html

  9. I have just joined. Do i make an introductory post or is it not mandatory? Also where should i comment with the link for my review posts?

  10. I finished! The last one was a struggle, here’s my review:http://cafeshree.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/love-in-excess-eliza-haywood/

  11. I completed the Centuries Challenge. Here’s my wrap up post for theCompleted Challenge

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