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The 1974 Challenge: Final list of suggestions

The 1974 ChallengeI’ve gotten more suggestions for my 1974 Challenge, and here’s final list:

– Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
– The Dispossessed, by Ursula le Guin
– Carrie, by Stephen King
– Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig
– Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
– Serendipity, by Stephen Cosgrove
– The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
– Centennial, by James Michener
– If Beale Street could Talk, by James Baldwin
– Alive, by Piers Anthony Reed
– Mister God, This is Anna, by Fynn
– Tales of the Black Widowers, by Isaac Asimov
– Greenwitch, by Susan Cooper (middle book of 5 in series)
– Lille Persille, by Inger Hagerup
– The mote in God’s eye, by Larry Niven
– Poirot’s Early Cases, by Agatha Christie
– Kjærleikens ferjereiser, by Edvard Hoem
– Dhalgren, by Samuel R. Delaney
– The Inverted World, by Christopher Priest
– Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, by Pjhilip K. Dick

Now, these are the suggestions. I will pick some of the books on the list, and might very well read other books I come across. 😉 First book to be read in my challenge is Carrie, written by Stephen King.

1974 Suggestions

The 1974 ChallengeAs I’ve mention previously, I’m planning on challenging myself by reading books published in 1974. Here are the suggestions I’ve had for my challenge so far:

– Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
– The Dispossessed, by Ursula le Guin
– Carrie, by Stephen King
– Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig
– Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
– Serendipity, by Stephen Cosgrove
– The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
– Centennial, by James Michener
– If Beale Street could Talk, by James Baldwin
– Alive, by Piers Anthony Reed

Turning 40!

The 1974 ChallengeSo, I’m turning 40 next year. The big four-oh! So, I was planning on challenging myself, and read some books from the year I was born, i.e books published in 1974. Do you have any suggestions? If so, please let me know by commenting below!

EDIT 27.12.2013

Please give me your personal suggestions on books you think I should read, and it would be fun to know why you think I should read it too! Please don’t point me to a list on GoodReads or elsewhere, I’m quite good at finding such lists myself. I want your thoughts, not some list someone has made, that’s not quite the same. 😉