Reading Challenges

January 15, 2008

Decades Reading Challenge 2008

This is my tentative list for the Decades Challenge 2008. At least 8 books to be read from consecutive decades. I can change my list at anytime.

Before 1800
*1719: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

1810’s
*1816: Emma by Jane Austen
1817: Rob Roy by Walter Scott

1820’s
1826: The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
1828: Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne

1830’s
1831: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
1839: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

1840’s
*1844: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
*1848: Vanity Fair by Thackeray

1850’s
*1852: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
*1859: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

1860’s
1860: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
*1864: The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
*1865: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
*1866: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

1870’s
*1871: Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
*1874: Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy

1880’s
*1883: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
*1886: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
*1889: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome

1890’s
*1895: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
*1897: Dracula by Bram Stoker
*1897: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

1900
1903: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
1908: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

1910’s
1911: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
*1913: Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
*1915: Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham

1920’s
1920: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
1925: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

1930’s
*1939: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
*1934: Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

1940’s
*1945: Animal Farm by George Orwell
*1949: Paradise Place by Warwick Deeping

1950’s
*1950: The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

1960’s
*1967: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez

1970’s
*1977: Roots by Alex Haley

1980’s
*1980: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
*1985: Love in the time of cholera by Marquez

1990’s
*1991: Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

I can’t say which books I am going to read and from which consecutive decades.

The books marked with * are owned by me!

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