Sunday, December 7, 2008

Join too many challenges, #2

Decades ‘09 Rules:

1. Read a minimum of 9 books in 9 consecutive decades in ‘09.

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 2008 or 2007. 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

7. Sign up through Mr. Linky below. Please use the url of your specific post for this challenge rather than just your blog url.

8. 6. After about January 12, come back and post the links to your reviews into Mr. Linky for the appropriate decade. Please don’t post ‘09 reviews in the Mr. Linky before January 12. I’ll need some time to switch over the ‘08 reviews and set up the new ‘09 Linkys. You don’t have to, but you are encouraged to post all the books you’ve read for that decade if you’re participating in Decades ‘09.

9. Have fun reading your Decades ‘09 books, and have a great year!

Here is my initial list:

1910s - Howard's End by E.M. Forster
1920s - Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
1930s - National Velvet by E. Bagnold
Invincible Louise by Cornelia Meigs - finished 3/29/09, rated 8/10
1940s - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by B. SMith
1950s - Marjorie Morningstar by H. Wouk
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - finished 2/27/09, rated 8/10
Gentle Infidel and Queen's Cross by Lawrence Schoonover - finished 7/09, rated 7/10 & 8/10
On the Road by Jack Kerouac - finished 10/22/09, rated 5/10
1960s - A Wizard of Earthsea by U. LeGuin
1970s - Bridge to Terabithia by K. Peterson
Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson - finished 7/8/09, rated 7/10
The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing - finished 8/16/09, rated 7/10
1980s - Midnight's Children by S. Rushdie - finished 4/23/09, rated 6/10
Alaska and Journey by James Michener - finished 2/14/09, rated 8/10
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee - finished 5/8/09, rated 7/10
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - finished 9/7/09, rated 8/10
1990s - The Giver by L. Lowry
By the Shore by Galaxy Craze - finished 1/23/09, rated 8/10
Skellig by David Almond - finished 6/09, rated 9/10
A Good House by Bonnie Burnard - finished 7/4/09, rated 7/10


Ronnica said...

I've only heard of a couple of those. Enjoy your reading!

Love your blog title, btw. I'm running out of bookshelves too...and places to put them!

Margot said...

I like your list. I'd forgotten about Marjorie Morningstar. I wish I'd added it to my list. I'm looking forward to this challenge. I'll come back and visit to see how you are doing.

CharlieRhiann said...

The last four books on your list are among some of my favourites. I'll have to come back and see how you review them :)