Sunday, October 7, 2007

Decades Challenge 2008

Date: January 1st through December 31st

Host: 3M

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The Challenge (put simply): Read at least 8 books from 8 consecutive decades.

My "possibles" list:

1860s-

*Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

*Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

1870s-

*The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

1880s-

*The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

*Heidi by Johanna Spyri

1890s-

*The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

*The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

*Dracula by Bram Stoker

1900s-

*Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

*Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

*The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

1910s-

*The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

*Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

1920s-

*Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

*All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

1930s-

*Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

*And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

1940s-

*Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

*A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

*All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

1950s-

*Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

*The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

1960s-

*Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

*The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

1970s-

*Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

*The Princess Bride by William Goldman

*All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

1980s-

*The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

*Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

*Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

1990s-

*The Giver by Lois Lowry

*The Stand: Complete and Uncut edition by Stephen King

*Stardust by Neil Gaiman

--This is obviously many more books than I will actually read for the challenge. I just wanted to give myself some leeway as to not only what 8 consecutive decades I actually tackled, but also which particular from each decade.

2 comments:

Pam said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I've been visiting all of yours! You have quite a few. How do you manage all your reading challenges? I've only done one, and I'm having trouble keeping up!

Joy said...

I was having a difficult time finding 1910's. Pollyanna is a good choice. Thanks! :)