Sunday, June 24, 2012

BW26: Halfway there challenge

Courtesy Ubiquity_Zh

Happy Summer!   It is week 26 and we are halfway to our quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I'm halfway through the A to Z by title and author challenge only because I've been mixing in a mess of other books in between.  How are you doing?   

I'm always on the look out for unique or interesting book lists and forget who turned me on to Hawes Publications which lists every New York Times Bestseller  listing from the year 1950 until now.  You can look up which fiction and non fictions books were published and on the best seller list for the year, month and week you were born.  I was born November 1959 and found some great books, even a few (italics) I already have on the shelves.

Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
Exodus by Leon Uris
Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell
The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick
The War Lover by John Hersey
The Devil's Advocate by Morris L. West
The Darkness and the Dawn by Thomas B Costain
The Cave by Jennifer Warren
The Thirteenth Apostle by Eugene Vale
Station Wagon in Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Poor No More by Robert Ruark
The Lotus Eaters by Gerald Green
The Art of Llewellyn Jones by Paul Hyde Bonner
Eva by Meyer Levin
Doctor Zhivago By Boris Pasternak
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence. 

So check out the lists, find your birth date or even one of your loved ones birth dates and pick out one of the the books to read.  Enjoy!

 Link to your most current read. Please link to your specific book review post and not your general blog link. In the Your Name field, type in your name and the name of the book in parenthesis. In the Your URL field leave a link to your specific post. If you have multiple reviews, then type in (multi) after your name and link to your general blog url. If you don't have a blog, tell us about the books you are reading in the comment section of this post. 


  1. Love the best seller list. Thanks for sharing the link!

  2. I was also born in November a few years later. I've never thought about looking up what books were published that month. That's a good idea!

  3. Taking You Home by Cooper Davis, Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods, Running Wild by Joely Skye (last week)
    Polar Reaction by Claire Thompson (today)

    going to check out my list....

  4. I was also born in 1959 (July)! I was just wondering how old you were. I read another Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles. I read Hemingway around the same time, but Hardy writes tragedy that is just so much better IMHO!

  5. So funny! I've read 4 on that list. That makes me feel very self-satisfied and snooty! LOL

  6. Still just reading books at random, but I do like these lists and challenges you post. Today's link to the books published the month we were born sounds very enticing. Will go check that out. Thanks!


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