Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Challenge Link-Up Post: 20th Century Classic


Please link your reviews for your 20th Century Classic here.  This is only for the 20th Century Classic category.  All books in this category must have been published between 1900 and 1968 to qualify as classics (except for posthumous publications.  If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Their Eyes Were Watching God)."

28 comments:

  1. Just added my review of Kafkas "Die Verwandlung" (The Metamorphosis), written in 1912, published 1915.

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  2. First classic of the year--A Farewell to Arms, set 100 years ago.

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  3. Checking off my 20th Century Classic - an easy read to start the ball rolling (A Room With A View, E.M. Forster, 1908.

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  4. Thoroughly enjoyed The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury!

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  5. I did not want this book to end. More than just a page turner it is a stirring saga of the settlement of Australia that also makes you think about what makes the community you live in, what helps it thrive and what and who made it what it is.

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  6. Loved "Wind, Sand and Stars" a memoir of the early days of aviation by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.

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  7. Native Son, published in 1940. Though it is fiction, the themes are very real. Saddened me that the issues surrounding race almost 80 years ago, are still very much at the forefront today.

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  8. I enjoyed Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. Now I need to read the next two in the trilogy to find out what happens to Kristin.

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  9. I just completed my review of 'Invisible Man' by Ralph Ellison, published in 1952.

    https://iwouldratherbereadingblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/6-invisible-man-by-ralph-ellison/

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  10. Just finished reading George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984, written in 1949. I was able to appreciate it much more this time than when I read it for the first time in my younger days. Orwell was very much afraid of the march of totalitarianism that he witnessed in the 20th century. (stampartiste)

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  11. I just posted my review of The Herland Trilogy by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (yes, I read all 3 books). They were published in 1911, 1915, and 1916. They are very forward thinking, feminist books. Great reads!

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  12. Hi Karen, just linked 'Beau Geste' by P.C. Wren (1924)

    https://journey-and-destination.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/beau-geste-by-percival-christopher-wren.html

    Thanks!

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  13. I read All Quiet on the Western Front and it was a tragically beautiful book.

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  14. Read and posted about The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge, published in 1958.

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  15. Just read my fourth for the year, The Land of Mist, a very unusual one from Arthur Conan Doyle.

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  16. Hi Karen, could you please delete my last entry (The Screwtape Letters) - I forgot I'd already linked to Beau Geste as my 20th Century Classic.

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  17. Just finished Of Mice and Men. Woot!
    https://pillowfort.blog/2018/04/16/of-mice-and-men/

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  18. Wide Sargasso Sea. I wanted to like it more than I did. Long and rambling review at the link.

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  19. I enjoyed "The Daughter of Time" and am keen to read more by Josephine Tey.

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  20. I'm finally done with "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Not what I expected at all!

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  21. Zamyatin's We. Russian sci-fi dystopia from the 1920s. Very good!

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  22. At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P.Lovecraft (published 1936). Deliciously creepy!

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  23. I just realized I linked to the book itself, not my review, so I entered it again. Sorry for the mistake!

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  24. I just read Breakfast at Tiffany's. I liked it very much.

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  25. Kristin Lavransdatter... liked it more than I thought I would! I decided on it because I thought the cover was so pretty... :)

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  26. Whoops... I accidentally linked to the book and not the review. Could you please remove the first of my two links? Sorry about that!

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  27. I just added my review for The Martian Chronicles :D

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  28. I had mixed feelings about Tender is the Night. I didn't like the characters and nearly gave up but thought the second part of the book an improvement.

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