Books per year of life

Number 14 on my 40 before 40 list is to read a book published in each year of my life, i.e. one book each from the years 1983 until 2023. This is where I will keep track of the books I read for this challenge. Any book I started and completed on or after 13 August 2018 can be counted for this (so Outlander doesn’t, for example, because I started it on 10 August although I didn’t finish it until after my birthday). I’m going by initial publication date counts – so a 2004 Penguin edition of a Persuasion by Jane Austen would not count as a 2004 book!

1985: Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo
1986: It by Stephen King
1989: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
1990: Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
1993: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
1994: Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor
1995: Whizziwig by Malorie Blackman
1996: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparkes
1997: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
1998: A Singing Grave by Tim Wislon
1999: Whizziwig Returns by Malorie Blackman
2000: Stargirl by Jerri Spinelli
2001: The Beloved Dearly by Doug Cooney
2003: Greetings from Somewhere Else by Monica McInerney
2005: Looking for Alaska by John Green
2006: Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill
2007: The Hour Before Dawn by Sara MacDonald
2008: Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
2009: When Autumn Leaves by Amy S. Foster
2010: The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Ruiyan Xu
2011: The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell
2012: The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders
2013: The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen
2014: The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
2015: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
2016: The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
2017: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
2018: What Lexie Did by Emma Shevah
2019: The Last Secret by Sophie Cleverly