Friday, January 1, 2010

Decades 2010 Reading Challenge


I have participated in this challenge for the past two years and enjoyed it. I barely made it last year so I hope to spread my books out more this year. I have not decided which ten decades I am going to do so I am going to list the possibilities I have come up with so far. Open to suggestions. :)

Decades 2010 Rules:

Read a minimum of 10 books in 10 consecutive decades in 2010.

Books published in the 2000’s do not count.

Titles may be cross-posted with any other challenge.

You may change your list at any time.

Peruse the eligible book lists and reviews from previous years (found on the sidebar). Any book from that decade is eligible; it doesn’t have to be on the list to qualify. A 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 fantasticfiction.co.uk.
1830s- The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
1840s- Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
1850s-
1860s- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or The Woman in White
1870s- Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
1880s- Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
1890s- Sherlock Holmes
1900s- Just So Stories
1910s- Pollyanna or Portrait of Artists as a Young Man or Dubliners
1920s- Voyages of Doctor Doolittle or Death Comes for the Archbishop
1930s- The Hobbit
1940s- Arabella or the Robber Bridegroom
1950s- the Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
1960s- Cousin Kate or the Cricket in Times Square
1970s- The Optimist Daughter or The Princess Bride
1980s- Matilda or The Handmaiden's Tale

2 comments:

3m.michelle said...

Glad to see you're joining again!

Rebecca :) said...

I was telling Michelle that I don't know that I can do this one this year but I will see how many I do read that fits into the challenge.