Does anyone fancy doing this challenge that I've pinched from Hazel's Reading Group. Hazel's group had been set a challenge to read a book that was in the New York Times Top 10 in the week and year that they were born. Hazel has just read and really enjoyed Love Story by Erich Segal.
1971 This is Hazel's year and what you have to do to find your year is change both the year dates in the address bar. ETA Click on the 1971 in blue for the link to the website.
I looked up mine and I've picked Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin as my challenge. I've no idea when I'm going to read it but I will at some point and will report back.
So the challenge is ~ Choose a book from the week and year that you were born that was in the New York Times Top Ten books.
Good Luck to anyone who fancies giving it a go.
Wyres ~ Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. I enjoyed this but would have found this a much scarier story if I'd not seen the film of the book directed by Roman Polanski.
Suzann 2 ~ Bullet Park by John Cheever (if a copy appears!).
Magsfife ~ Airport by Arthur Hailey.
Tolly18 ~ Farewell my Lovely by Raymond Chandler. Definitely a book of its time!
Annie130 ~ 79 Park Avenue by Harold Robbins. Started but gave up on it.
Eightlegs ~ Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. Enjoyed it but it’s not the kind of thing she’d read a lot of, it was a bit predictable.
Seanat ~ Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Pennyt ~ Ship of Fools by Kathleen Anne Porter (if a copy appears!).
Jobar ~ On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
Steveyp ~ The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge.
Janetandjohn ~ Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis.
Alison44 ~ Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman. Loved it.
Denise4891 ~ The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier. Read and enjoyed.
Sam1978 ~ The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough.
Josette ~ Goodbye, Janette by Harold Robbins.
Windysisters ~ The Goodbye Look by Ross Macdonald.
Mandyj ~ Stephania by Ilona Karmel. Read and enjoyed, wants others to experience it too.
Aileen11 ~ Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan. Read it already, only a short book 100 pages or so and gave it a 4/5.
Sony08 ~ The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.
Nutty_mum_303 ~ Curtain by Agatha Christie.
Janey105 ~ Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
Orlando ~ The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor.
A1J2J3 ~ For whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.
I think I've added everyone so far. If I've missed anyone please let me know. Ta.
Mr Grey I don't mind at all if Henry Cavill plays you.