Decades 08 Challenge

>> Sunday, December 2, 2007


3M is hosting another Decades Challenge – appropriately named Decades 08. I didn’t participate in the 2007 version of this, but the rules for the 2008 version make it just too hard to pass up:

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.
With that list of rules, how could I not join in?

Here’s my initial list, but I may well end up taking advantage of that #4 rule before this one’s over.
· 1880’s Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
· 1890’s War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
· 1900’s A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
· 1910’s The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
· 1920’s The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
· 1930’s The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
· 1940’s City Boy by Herman Wouk
· 1950’s Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
· 1960’s The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
· 1970’s Trinity by Leon Uris
· 1980’s Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie

5 comments:

Mary Beth 12/04/2007 12:05 PM  

Suzi, it took me 50-100 pages to get into it, but Trinity is on my Top 10 all-time fav books. Enjoy that challenge. I may put a few of those titles on my TBR list.


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Bookfool 12/05/2007 1:45 PM  

I've read exactly one of those: The Maltese Falcon. And, it's on the good shelves, which means it's a favorite. I hope you like it as much as I do. I've read it several times.

SuziQoregon 12/06/2007 8:45 AM  

Mary Beth: thanks for the heads up - I've had it on my someday list for ages, so this challenge will be a good incentive to finally read it.

Bookfool: I'm really looking forward to that one - I watched part of the movie once upon a time ages ago, but really don't remember it at all.

3M 12/06/2007 10:30 PM  

So glad you're doing the challenge!

I'm reading Dr. Zhivago as well.

SuziQoregon 12/10/2007 8:58 AM  

3M: thanks! and thanks for hosting :-)

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