100 Years. 100 Books. 1910


I wrote on here a few weeks ago about my reading project for 2011 that will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Rochester Public Library. In short, I plan to read 100 books, one from each year RPL has existed. Although it’s not even halfway to 2011 yet, I thought I’d get myself in the mood by reading something from 1910. So, here’s a list of best sellers from that year. I will write about the books I read from each list, but encourage all of you to do the same.

  1. The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  2. A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill (owned by RPL)
  3. The Wild Olive by Anonymous (Basil King)
  4. Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  5. The Kingdom of Slender Swords by Hallie Erminie Rives
  6. Simon the Jester by William J. Locke
  7. Lord Loveland Discovers America by C.N. Williamson and A.M. Williamson
  8. The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart (Gates owns PB; RPL & Winton own BOT)
  9. Molly Make Believe by Eleanor Abbott
  10. When a Man Marries by May Roberts Rinehart

Not many of these are owned in MCLS, so ILL might be in order. However, nine of the titles listed above are available in full form through Google Books, and I have linked them to the Google record.

Happy Reading!