Thursday, January 3, 2008

Reading through the Decades Challenge

Another challenge I've decided to take up is the Reading through the Decades Challenge (RD). The challenge is to read 1 book from every decade, beginning with the 1900s and ending with the 2000s. This is 11 books in total and if I have time I may start working backwards from the 1890s!

RD reading in 2008: (currently reading)
1890s Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
1910s May Gibbs: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
1920s Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
1930s Nathanael West: The Day of the Locust
1940s George Orwell: Animal Farm
1950s Richard Matheson: I am Legend
1960s Truman Capote: In Cold Blood
1970s Robert O'Brien: Z for Zachariah
1980s Terry Pratchett: The Colour of Magic
1990s Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
2000s Geoff Tibballs: No-Balls and Googlies: A Cricket Companion

TBR books that qualify for the RD challenge (2 listed per decade):
1900s Miles Franklin: My Brilliant Career (1901)
1900s Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows (1908)
1910s Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden (1911)
1910s James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
1920s Agatha Christie: The Secret Adversary (1922)
1920s F Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and Damned (1922)
1930s Daphen du Maurier: Rebecca (1938)
1930s Nathaniel West: The Day of the Locust (1939)
1940s Anne Frank: The Diary of Anne Frank (1947)
1940s Hermann Hesse: The Glass Bead Game (1946)
1950s Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man (1952)
1950s CS Lewis: The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia) (1950)
1960s Ann Holm: I am David (1965)
1960s Charles Webb: The Graduate (1963)
1970s Richard Adams: Watership Down (1972)
1970s Robert C O'Brien: Z for Zachariah (1975)
1980s Ruth Park: Playing Beatie Bow (1980)
1980s John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)
1990s Ian McEwan: Enduring Love (1997)
1990s Tim Winton: Cloudstreet (1991)
2000s Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair (2001)
2000s Maggie O'Farrell: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (2006)

Other RD books I'd like to own and read:
None. I have enough choice as it is!

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