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Andrew65
East of Desolation | Jack Higgins
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As I continue with my #CenturyReadingChallenge I am starting this book by Jack Higgins, a standalone, published in #1968
Still got 22 years to read before the end of the year, a.though close to finishing an audiobook which will take it down to 21. Determined to do this by the end of the year.
This book takes in Greenland fir anyone doing a countries challenge.

megnews I like the idea of a #CenturyReadingChallenge. Is it books published or set in the year? 2mo
Andrew65 @megnews We‘ve been reading 1 book published every year over the past 100 years, from 1920 - 2019. Been great fun and got to some great books not read before. (edited) 2mo
Scochrane26 This is a cool project. 2mo
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Andrew65 @Scochrane26 I‘ve really enjoyed it and now completed 79 of the 100 years, finished one this morning. Enjoyed researching different books and authors from these years. @megnews 2mo
Andrew65 If you want to check my books Read so far you can see them on this Librarything page. @megnews @Scochrane26 http://www.librarything.com/topic/303742 (edited) 2mo
Scochrane26 @Andrew65 i knew there was one you should read from my birth yr, 1976, so I looked it up. If you haven‘t read it, A River runs Through It, would be a short & excellent book. 2mo
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 Thanks for the recommendation, I will check it out. 😊 2mo
EadieB I‘ve got many more to go and will continue through 2020. 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘ve really accelerated and improved my focus on these over the last month. You know me when I focus on something, amazing what you can achieve. Read 16 in the last 17 days to go from 64/100 to 80/100 and a quarter of my way through roots. 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Oh my goodness! You are a real reading machine! 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Now hoping to finish this year. 20 more to read in 44 days. (edited) 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Helps that a lot of the older ones tend to be shorter books. 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 That is very doable. I have at least chosen my Christmas reads to coincide with the century reads. 2mo
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bookcollecter
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Part V #Amazon #Bookhaul #AmericaAnd Americans #JohnSteinbeck

This should provide a wider perspective from which to view or current state of affairs here in the United States

This edition published in #1968 but was originally released in #1966

Includes 40 #photographs by well known #American #photographers if the time including #DianeRawson #AnselAdams #Sam Siegel and #French #photographer #HenriCartierBressom

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Eyejaybee
Prague Spring | Simon Mawer
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Pickpick

An excellent story set against the backdrop of Czechoslovakia‘s ‘dangerous‘ experiment with liberalism in 1968, and the growing anxiety in the rest of the Warsaw Pact countries. Read my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41033697-prague-spring. #simonmawer #praguespring #historicalfiction #1968 #politics #communism #warsawpact #prague #czechoslovakia #fiction #contemporaryliterature #contemporaryfiction

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Eyejaybee
Prague Spring | Simon Mawer
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1. 94
2. 125
3. Prague Spring by Simon Mawer.
4. Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks.
#2018checkin
#praguespring #simonmawer #historicalfiction #contemporaryfiction #1968

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DreesReads
The Cathedral: A Novel | Oles? Honchar
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Mehso-so

My last finish of the year (probably), and #1001books #190/1305. This novel takes place in 1950s-era Ukraine, and supposedly has a lot of wordplay in the original that didn‘t come through in translation. Bummer. It an interesting look at a very polluted steel town that is proud of its Cossack heritage. #192019 #1968

Liz_M Huh. This is a title that I never recognize as part of the list. Sounds like I shouldn't make too much of an effort to track it down. 2y
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KVanRead
True Grit: A Novel | Charles Portis
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What a treat! This is a funny, heartfelt, beautifully written tale that truly deserves to be called a classic. Donna Tartt‘s pitch perfect narration made it even better. #BirthdayChallenge #1968

Suelizbeth I loved reading this book. It‘s quirky. Interestingly, I just finished Donna Tartt's The Secret History, which I loved. I would love to her narration of True Grit. I may have to spend a point on Audible. 2y
rubyslippersreads I can't help wishing Kim Darby were the narrator. 😊 2y
KathyWheeler I truly did not expect it to be so funny. (edited) 2y
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KVanRead @Suelizbeth It‘s totally worth it. It also includes an afterword by her that‘s also quite enjoyable. 2y
KVanRead @rubyslippersreads It‘s been so long since I saw the first movie I‘m not even totally sure I really saw it or just think I did. 😂 I need to find time to do a double feature of both films soon. 2y
KVanRead @KathyWheeler Yes and that‘s one of the best things about it. So deadpan. 2y
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KVanRead
True Grit: A Novel | Charles Portis
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A new #audiobook on a new trail made for a most pleasant Sunday ramble today. And I am just loving this book so far. I can't think of anyone better to narrate it than Donna Tartt. #BirthdayChallenge #1968

LeeRHarry This is up next for me - foreword by Donna Tartt 😊 - glad to hear that you are enjoying it! 😊 2y
KVanRead @LeeRHarry It's such a well told story and Donna Tartt's voice is spot on. 2y
k.reads Love this one! 2y
KVanRead @k.reads It's seems to be a real gem! 2y
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Redjewel_7734
Dragonflight | Anne McCaffrey
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A fun light read! I'm a huge fan of the Dragonriders of Pern series & of Anne McCaffrey. This is just what I needed after some heavy reads of late. & it's my first official challenge read #192019challenge #1968

syasutake This is on my list for #litsyatoz. I think it will be my first Anne McCaffrey book. 🐉 3y
Redjewel_7734 @syasutake I hope you love it as much as I do! I have the entire series and it is one of my favorite easy escapes ☺ (edited) 3y
ReadingOver50 I live this series 😍 3y
Redjewel_7734 @ReadingOver50 😍Isn't it amazing! I've even got the illustrated guide, which is absolutely gorgeous! (edited) 3y
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