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message 1: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
Decade Challenge

This will run all year.
The idea is to try to read and record ONE book originally published in each decade listed. Your end result should be a list of the 22 decades posted here, with one book you've read beside each decade. (Feel free to cut and paste the template below to get started.)

Some members will have posted a mockup of this challenge in their personal goal threads, for ease of organization. This is the official thread for posting lists and sharing ideas about how to complete this challenge.

Also, GR does a "Best Books of ____" by decade, which is really helpful. You can access through LISTOPIA or Google "Best Books of (decade/year)" to get to them.

Personally, I really love the way this challenge forces me to read beyond my comfort zone.


message 2: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
Decade Challenge
(Original publication date)

1800-1809:
1810-1819:
1820-1829:
1830-1839:
1840-1849:
1850-1859:
1860-1869:
1870-1879:
1880-1889:
1890-1899:
1900-1909:
1910-1919:
1920-1929:
1930-1939:
1940-1949:
1950-1959:
1960-1969:
1970-1979:
1980-1989:
1990-1999:
2000-2009:
2010-2018:


message 4: by Paula (last edited Dec 12, 2018 03:45AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 195 comments Me too!

Paula's Decade Challenge
(Original publication date)

1800-1809:
1810-1819:
1820-1829:
1830-1839:
1840-1849:
1850-1859:
1860-1869:
1870-1879: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (1872)
1880-1889: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1882)
1890-1899: A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde (1891)
1900-1909: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1908)
1910-1919:
1920-1929:
1930-1939: Burmese Days by George Orwell (1934)
1940-1949: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943)
1950-1959: An Untouched House by Willem Frederik Hermans (1951)
1960-1969:
1970-1979: Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath (1977)
1980-1989: A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr (1980)
1990-1999: The Literature of Wales by D.R. Johnston (1994)
2000-2009: The Assassin's Cloak by Irene Taylor (2000)
2010-2018: Walking Wounded by Sheila Llewellyn (2018)


message 5: by Amanda (last edited Oct 15, 2018 04:38PM) (new)

Amanda | 77 comments I'm really going to attempt to get all of these this year!

1800-1809:
1810-1819:
1820-1829:
1830-1839:
1840-1849:
1850-1859:
1860-1869:
1870-1879:
1880-1889:
1890-1899:
1900-1909: The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories (1906)
1910-1919:
1920-1929:
1930-1939: On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937)
1940-1949:
1950-1959: Nine Stories (1953)
1960-1969:
1970-1979: 84 Charing Cross Road (1970)
1980-1989:
1990-1999: Over the Water (1990)
2000-2009: The Zookeeper's Wife (2007)
2010-2018: You're Never Weird on the Internet (2015)


message 6: by Mariana (last edited Nov 07, 2018 07:16PM) (new)

Mariana | 34 comments I'm in!


1800-1809: The Marquise of O, 1808
1810-1819:
1820-1829:
1830-1839:
1840-1849:
1850-1859:
1860-1869: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, 1865
1870-1879: Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land, and Other Stories, 1878
1880-1889:
1890-1899:
1900-1909:
1910-1919:
1920-1929:
1930-1939:
1940-1949: The Little Prince, 1943
1950-1959:
1960-1969:
1970-1979:
1980-1989:
1990-1999:
2000-2009:
2010-2018: The Girl on the Train, 2015


message 7: by Maureen (last edited Aug 03, 2018 06:19AM) (new)

Maureen Lo | 76 comments Mo's Decade Challenge
(Original publication date)

1800-1809:
1810-1819: 1817 - Northanger Abbey *Read*
1820-1829: 1820 - Melmoth the Wanderer
1830-1839:
1840-1849: 1847 - Jane Eyre *Read*
1850-1859: 1857 - The Professor *Read*
1860-1869: 1869 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea *Read*
1870-1879:
1880-1889: 1881 - The Alienist *Read*
1890-1899: 1893 - An Ideal Husband *Read*
1900-1909: 1900 - The Touchstone *Read*
1910-1919: 1911 - Ethan Frome
1920-1929:
1930-1939: 1937 - Snow Country *Read*
1940-1949: 1940 - Sad Cypress
1950-1959: 1958 - Suddenly Last Summer *Read*
1960-1969: 1967 - Ice *Read*
1970-1979: 1972 - The Creation of the World and Other Business *Read*
1980-1989: 1981 - Midnight's Children
1990-1999: 1997 - Cosmic Christmas *Read*
2000-2009: 2007 - The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil *Read*
2010-2018: 2017 - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine *Read*


message 8: by Mary Anne (last edited Dec 28, 2018 02:54PM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 125 comments This one will push me - so I'm in! Most of what I'm reading is from 2000 or later.

Updated as of 12/28/18.

Decade Challenge
(Original publication date)

1800-1809:
1810-1819:
1820-1829:
1830-1839:
1840-1849:
1850-1859:
1860-1869: Little Women reading now - 60% done
1870-1879: Middlemarch 8/31/2018
1880-1889:
1890-1899:
1900-1909:
1910-1919: The Phantom of the Opera 7/22/2018
1920-1929:
1930-1939: Their Eyes Were Watching God 8/18/18
1940-1949:
1950-1959:
1960-1969: A Wrinkle in Time 3/30/18
1970-1979: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 10/1/18
1980-1989: Forrest Gump 5/13/18
1990-1999: The Perks of Being a Wallflower 6/10/18
2000-2009: Cutting for Stone 6/17/18
2010-2018: The Immortalists 4/21/18


message 9: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3700 comments Mod
I finished the challenge, finally. It took me a long time to find a book for the 1830's.


message 10: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
It’s funny how certain decades seem almost impossible.


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