Saturday, March 17, 2007

Decades Reading Challenge

Another challenge! It's called By the decade. You select consecutive decades and read a book for each.

I've decided to read from 12 decades.

1890s Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
1900s Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
1910s Song of the Lark (Willa Cather)
1920s The Beautiful and Damned (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
1930s Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
1940s Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
1950s Wise Blood (Flannery O'Connor)
1960s Speak, Memory (Vladimir Nabokov)
1970s Play It As It Lays (Joan Didion)
1980s Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
1990s The Biographer's Tale (A.S. Byatt)
2000s The Seven Sisters (Margaret Drabble)

Since we're allowed to cross-challenge (use books that we have read/will read for other challenges in 2007), I've already read two.

Thanks, 3M, for hosting this challenge.

melanie

4 comments:

3M said...

I've changed the name to "By the Decade". I also have a couple button options available as well.

I was surprised that I really liked Heart of Darkness. The subject matter is dark, but Conrad's writing is amazing.

Literary Feline said...

You have some good titles there, Teabird. I have read a couple of your choices: Heart of Darkness and Joy Luck Club, both of which I enjoyed. Good luck to you!

Holly of HollYarns said...

Ooh! Flannery O'Connor's writing is delicious. But if you read too much of her stuff at once--watch out, mondo depresso. Wise Blood is a wild one--but, then again, all of her writings are pretty wild and mind blowing.

3M said...

I have a place for reviews now at the top of the challenge site. It's not required, though!

http://15books15decades.blogspot.com/2007/04/post-completed-book-comments-here.html