Publication Dates – Do you only read modern books?

This graph above shows the publication dates of all the books I’ve read since 2019. As you can see, the vast majority are published between 2000 and 2020 with a fair smattering between 1950 and 2000. Several from 1850 to 1950 and just a few before 1850.

The books I’ve read that were published pre-1900’s are:

Gulliver’s Travels – Published 1726

Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Published 1812

Emma – Published 1815

Wuthering Heights – Published 1847

Charles Darwin on The Origin of Species – Published 1859

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Published 1871

Little Women – Published 1880

The Sign of Four – Published 1890

The Jungle Book – Published 1894

I’m interested to know what other peoples statics on this look like. Am I alone in these habits? what is the oldest book you’ve read? …drop me a comment and let me know.


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