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message 1: by Edwina (last edited Dec 10, 2018 07:59AM) (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Challenge yourself to read a book from each decade from 1920 to present day. (Please use original publication date, not re-issue date.)
You have 1 year to complete the challenge. (January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019) Sign up early and start counting your books NOW.
Good Luck & Have Fun.
(Copy and paste the decade list into the comment box below and then fill in the book title/author/year next to the correct decade once you've finished the book. To add books just click edit and add your book, no need to keep posting your entire list over and over.)

Ready ... Set ... Read :)

1920 - 1929 -
1930 - 1939 -
1940 - 1949 -
1950 - 1959 -
1960 - 1969 -
1970 - 1979 -
1980 - 1989 -
1990 - 1999 -
2000 - 2009 -
2010 - 2019 -


message 2: by Edwina (last edited Jul 22, 2019 03:44PM) (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Let's do this!

1920 - 1929 - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (1924)
1930 - 1939 - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)
1940 - 1949 - The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West (1940)
1950 - 1959 - The Crucible - Arthur Miller (1952)
1960 - 1969 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (1962)
1970 - 1979 - Naked Angels: Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs by John Tytell (1976)
1980 - 1989 - Gabriel's Angel by Nora Roberts (1989)
1990 - 1999 - The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro (1998)
2000 - 2009 - The Husband by Dean Koontz (2006)
2010 - 2019 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2013)


Cheryl has hopes her life will calm down soonish (cherylllr) | 437 comments Have fun! I have a specific list of books I need to get through that won't fit this, so I can't participate, but I will be rooting for you!


message 4: by KF-in-Georgia (last edited Aug 13, 2019 10:27PM) (new)

KF-in-Georgia | 5 comments I'm also participating in the 2019 PopSugar Challenge, and I'm choosing books that may fit prompts in both challenges, as well as trying to read some off my list of TBR Great American Read books. I'm trying to leave myself enough time for when I see a new I've got to read this! book.
1900 - 1909 - Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904)
1910 - 1919 - The Secret Garden (1911)
1920 - 1929 - Doña Barbara (1929)
1930 - 1939 - Malice Aforethought (1931)
1940 - 1949 - I Capture the Castle (1948)
1950 - 1959 - The Ivory Dagger (1951)
1960 - 1969 - The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966)
1970 - 1979 - The Killer Angels (1974)
1980 - 1989 - A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)
1990 - 1999 - Hogfather (1996)
2000 - 2009 - The Lightning Thief (2005)
2010 - 2019 - The Mueller Report: Presented with Related Materials by The Washington Post (2019)


message 5: by Diane (last edited Dec 27, 2019 05:09AM) (new)

Diane (grannyseahorse) | 72 comments I'm in! I plan to read one book from each decade every month. :) Good luck all!
12/12 DONE

BONUS:
1900-1909 - The Story of my Life – Helen Keller – pub 1902 – read 12/26/19
1910-1919 - – Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs – pub 1912 – read 12/20/19

Regular Challenge:
1920 - 1929 - The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett – pub 1929 – read 3/13/19
1930 - 1939 - Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie – pub 1937 – read 10/2/19
1940 - 1949 - Homer Price – Robert McCloskey - pub 1943 – read 4/7/19
1950 - 1959 - I and Thou – Martin Buber – pub 1958 – read 8/12/19
1960 - 1969 - The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster - pub 1961 - read 5/14/19
1970 - 1979 – Elephants Can Remember – Agatha Christie – pub 1972 – read 9/30/19
1980 - 1989 - Patriot Games (#2 Jack Ryan) – Tom Clancy – pub 1988 – read 8/3/19
1990 - 1999 - Small Gods (#13 Discworld) – Terry Pratchett – pub 1992 – read 1/28/19
2000 - 2009 - If I Stay (#1) – Gayle Forman – pub 2009 – read 1/23/19
2010 - 2019 - Target (#26 Alex Cross) – James Patterson – pub 2018 – read 1/3/19


message 6: by Sóley (new)

Sóley | 1 comments Books first published or also the decade of new Editions of "classic" books?

1920 - 1929 -
1930 - 1939 -
1940 - 1949 -
1950 - 1959 -
1960 - 1969 -
1970 - 1979 -
1980 - 1989 -
1990 - 1999 -
2000 - 2009 -
2010 - 2019 -


message 7: by Edwina (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Sóley wrote: "Books first published or also the decade of new Editions of "classic" books?


Hi and thanks for joining us.
We only count the first published dates. A lot of classics are published once every decade or so, so if we counted re-issues then you could just read Frankenstein and use it for every decade, as I'm sure it has been published at least once every decade since the 1818 first printing. Does that make sense?

Will edit my original post to avoid further confusion.



message 8: by Nancy (last edited Oct 14, 2019 05:24PM) (new)

Nancy  | 12 comments I'm in ~ looking forward to this!

✓1920 - 1929 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 1925
✓1930 - 1939 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips - 1933
✓1940 - 1949 - Arsenic and Old Lace - 1941
✓1950 - 1959 - Time Out of Joint - 1959
✓1960 - 1969 - We Have Always Lived in the Castle - 1962
✓1970 - 1979 - 84, Charing Cross Road - 1970
✓1980 - 1989 - The Stories of Ray Bradbury - 1980
✓1990 - 1999 - Black Dogs - 1992
✓2000 - 2009 - Testimony - 2008
✓2010 - 2019 - The Red Garden - 2011

DONE!


message 9: by Edith (last edited Feb 16, 2020 12:25AM) (new)

Edith (lagraziana) | 8 comments I'm in again this year and published a list of planned reads on my book blog Edith's Miscellany in January.

BONUS:
1900-1909 - 1905 - Solitude by Víctor Català (read: May 06, 2019)
1910-1919 - 1911-13 - The Wild Geese by Mori Ōgai (read: Feb 04, 2019)

REGULAR CHALLENGE:
1920 - 1929 - 1927 - The Golden Hills by Clara Viebig (read: Mar 15, 2019)
1930 - 1939 - 1938 - Murphy by Samuel Beckett (read: Mar 29, 2019)
1940 - 1949 - 1948 - Portrait of a Man Unknown by Nathalie Sarraute (read: Jun 16, 2019)
1950 - 1959 - 1953 - Chapel Road by Louis Paul Boon (read: Dec 28, 2019)
1960 - 1969 - 1962 - The Curse of Kim's Daughters by Pak Kyongni (read: Sep 17, 2019)
1970 - 1979 - 1978 - To Bury Our Fathers by Sergio Ramírez (read: Aug 28, 2019)
1980 - 1989 - 1984 - The Republic of Dreams by Nélida Piñon (read: Jan 27, 2019)
1990 - 1999 -1999 - One Man's Bible by Gao Xingjian (read: Nov 17, 2019)
2000 - 2009 - 2000 - Fear and His Servant by Mirjana Novaković (read: Aug 17, 2019)
2010 - 2019 - 2010 - The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco (read: Apr 19, 2019)

FINISHED


message 10: by Edwina (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Welcome to all and Happy Reading!


message 11: by K M (last edited Oct 20, 2019 07:02AM) (new)

K M | 96 comments I should know better, because I struggled a bit last year to keep up, but, here goes again!

1920 - 1929 - Jacob's Room - VIrginia Woolf (1922) - currently reading
1930 - 1939 - Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie (1934)
1940 - 1949 - I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith (1948)
1950 - 1959 - Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin (1956)
1960 - 1969 - We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson (1962)
1970 - 1979 - Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin (1978)
1980 - 1989 - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - H. Murakami (1985)
1990 - 1999 - Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi (1994)
2000 - 2009 - Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami (2002)
2010 - 2019 - The Most Dangerous Place on Earth - Lindsey Lee Johnson (2017)


message 12: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Brady (minesayn) | 117 comments I will give it another try after sitting out last year (and failing the years before that).

1920 - 1929 -
1930 - 1939 -
1940 - 1949 -
1950 - 1959 -
1960 - 1969 -
1970 - 1979 -
1980 - 1989 -
1990 - 1999 -
2000 - 2009 -
2010 - 2019 -


message 13: by Edwina (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Finished today!


message 14: by Inge (Inge1990) (new)

Inge (Inge1990) | 23 comments I'm late to the party, but checked my books I've read this year and can actually already check quite some boxes :)

1920 - 1929 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
1930 - 1939 -
1940 - 1949 -Nineteen Eighty-Four
1950 - 1959 - The Cat in the Hat
1960 - 1969 -
1970 - 1979 -When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
1980 - 1989 -Heartburn
1990 - 1999 - The Minpins
2000 - 2009 - Counting the Stars
2010 - 2019 -The Travelling Cat Chronicles


message 15: by Edwina (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Inge (Inge1990) wrote: "I'm late to the party, but checked my books I've read this year and can actually already check quite some boxes :)

1920 - 1929 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
1930 - 1939 -
194..."


Welcome! It looks like it won't take you long to finish this challenge. Happy Reading!


message 16: by Nancy (new)

Nancy  | 12 comments DONE! (message 8)


message 17: by Edwina (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Nancy wrote: "DONE! (message 8)"

Congratulations!
I hope that you decide to join us again in 2020.


message 18: by Diane (new)

Diane (grannyseahorse) | 72 comments I'm done too with the 10 decades, but I'm hoping to read one from 1900s and 1910s before the end of the year.


message 19: by K M (last edited Oct 16, 2019 06:17AM) (new)

K M | 96 comments I'm lagging a bit but will get to the finish line as soon as I complete my two current reads, both with "room" in the titles, coincidentally (Jacob's Room and Giovanni's Room). To others who've finished, "Well done!"


message 20: by Nancy (new)

Nancy  | 12 comments Frank wrote: "Finished!"

Congratulations!!!


message 21: by Diane (new)

Diane (grannyseahorse) | 72 comments Bonus 1910s finished .... now starting the one for 1900s


message 22: by K M (new)

K M | 96 comments Yikes- I might not finish this year, unless I can hurry up with Jacob's Room. I keep putting it aside, unable to reengage with it upon picking it up again. Ugh. Congrats Frank and Diane and everyone else who has completed the challenge.


message 23: by Edwina (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments 2020 challenge has been posted.
Come join the fun!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 24: by Diane (new)

Diane (grannyseahorse) | 72 comments Just finished my book for the 1900-1909 decade, so now completed all 12 decades. The book also completed my Reading Challenge for the year. So excited that both of my challenges are done, with a few days to spare. I'm greatly looking forward to doing this again in 2020. Thanks so much, Edwina!


message 25: by Edwina (new)

Edwina Callan | 192 comments Thank you to all who joined the 2019 challenge.
Congratulations to those whom finished it!
Please see the link above (message #26) for the 2020 challenge.
Sign up now and start early.
Wishing all of you a Happy & Blessed New Year!
May your days be filled with Good Reads.


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