So this was going to be a one-time post, until I saw the number of books I have read that are older than me! I was honestly surprised there were so many, and not all of them were because of class or were read as a child.
1955 The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
1964 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
1980 The Clan of the Cavebear by Jean M. Auel
1970 The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
1983 Alanna: the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
1985 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
1990 Oh the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
1980 The Twits by Roald Dahl
1949 1984 by George Orwell
1988 Matilda by Roald Dahl
What books have you read that are older then you? What was your most recently read older-than-you book?
These are not DNF books because I never got past the 2nd chapter, which is too short of a length to really decide I’m never going to finish the book. None of these books I stopped because I hated them, it was just the wrong time or I just wasn’t interested in the book. That latter case makes it seem like it should be a DNF but because I never got a significant portion of the way through the book I consider these books as ‘attempted’ not DNF. Kind of like the first chapter challenge, you wouldn’t say that you DNF’ed the books you didn’t end of reading because you were determining your next read based on a small part of the book.
Matched – Ally Condi
Allegiant – Veronica Roth**
Kiss of Deception – Mary E Pearson
Sabriel – Garth Nix
The Diviner – Melanie Rawn
Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
Starflight – Melissa Landers
Pathfinder – Orson Scott Card
A Mortal Song – Megan Crewe
The Defender’s Apprentice – Amelia Smith
**This one is actually likely a DNF because I got about a page in and decided I couldn’t stand reading another book in the weird 1st person PoV with the weird verb tenses Roth uses. But I decided this based on less then a page of reading…
These are books that I read years ago and, for various reasons want to give it another try, I want to re-read these books. Some I liked, others I disliked but want to give another try.
1. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
2. Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman
3. The Naming quartet by Alison Croggon
4. Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
5. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card