Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Decades Challenge 08

Wow. I have spent the last few days trying to decide what books to read for this challenge. You think it would be easy....but no. There are just too many books out there in the world that I want to read!! are the rules that Michelle (from 1 More Chapter), the wonderful host, has put down for the challenge:

The rules are simple:

1. Read a minimum of 8 books in 8 consecutive decades in ‘08.
2. Books published in the 2000’s do not count.
3. Titles may be cross-posted with any other challenge.
4. You may change your list at any time.
5. Peruse the eligible book lists and reviews from last year. Any book from that decade is eligible; it doesn’t have to be on the list to qualify. Another good source to find out when books were published is wikipedia. For example if you follow this link, you will see how easy it is to search books by a particular decade. Another resource is
6. Come back and post your reviews in the appropriate Mr. Linky (I’ll have them up after January 1). You are encouraged to post all the books you’ve read for that decade if you’re participating in Decades ‘08.
7. Prizes: One credit or in-stock book each will be given away to 8 individuals through paperbackswap or bookmooch. International is okay. The grand prize winner will get 8 credits or in-stock books! If you complete 8 decades, that is one entry for the prize. For each additional decade you complete consecutively, that is an additional entry. So, if you complete 12 consecutive decades, that would be 5 entries for the prize.
8. Have fun reading!

If you want to join too, here is the link: Decades Challenge 2008
Here is my list of Challenge books:

1830's - The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
1840's - Agnes Gray by Anne Bronte
1850's - Bleak House by Charles Dickens
1860's - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
1870's - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
1880's - A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
1890's - Jude the Obsure by Thomas Hardy
1990's - Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
1910's - Something Fresh by P. D. Wodehouse
1920's - Oil by Upton Sinclair
1930's - The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
1940's - The Diary of Anne Frank
1950's - The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein
1960's - The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
1970's - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
1980's - Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
1990's - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Yeah!! Doesn't that sound fun!!


Ana S. said...

It does sound like fun. And you picked some wonderful books! Alice in Wonderland, Anne Frank's Diary, Hitchhiker's Guide, A Study in Scarlet.. I love all of those!

Stephanie said...

Can you believe I have never read The Diary of Anne Frank?? I think it's about time!

1morechapter said...

Great to have you again, Stephanie!

I'm reading Anne of Green Gables, too.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for hosting Michelle! I think this is a fun challenge! I'll actually try to complete it next year. I don't think I'm going to make it this year!