Monday, December 8, 2008

Decades 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed doing the Decades '08 challenge and found that it really made me read outside my comfort zone - so I'm definitely in for Decades 2009 hosted by Michelle from 1MoreChapter.

The challenge is to read a minimum of 9 books in 9 consecutive decades during 2009. All the rules are on the challenge blog. I can't seem to decide on my decades so I'm going to do a longer list of possibles and see how I do. :-)

Completed: 8/9 as of 17 June 2009

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (1843)
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1847)

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (1856)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1868)
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869)

Through the Looking Glass by Lewiss Carroll (1871)
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (1871)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (1881)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884)
Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott (1886)
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1895)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)

The Wonderul Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1908)
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery (1909)

Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter (1913)
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1915)
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (1915)
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery (1917)

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery (1921)
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (1924)
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (1925)

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (1931)
Brave New World by Adolphus Huxley (1932)
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1938)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)

The Stranger by Albert Camus (1942)
Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann (1947)
The Plague by Albert Camus (1948)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)
Night by Elie Wiesel (1958)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (1958)

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (1969)


Ronnica said...

You've got some good books on there!

joanna said...

I couldn't make up my mind so listed way too many! ;-)