Michele (3M) is hosting a By The Decades reading challenge for 2008. I didn't participate in the 2007 challenge, but I was hoping that there'd be another opportunity this upcoming year.
The rules are simple:
1. Read a minimum of 8 books in 8 consecutive decades in ‘08.
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.Here is my tentative list. I know many of the books I'll be reading, I just don't know how many more I'll be tempted to add or change. And I am by no means saying I'll get to all of these books.
1860s--Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
1870s--Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
1880s--A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain OR Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi OR Heidi by Johanna Spyri
1890s--The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
1900s--Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
and possibly also A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
1910s--Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery, Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
1920s--The Story of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting, Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery, Emily's Quest by L.M. Montgomery, Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
1930s--Anne of Wind Poplars by L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery, Hitty Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field, Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
1940s--The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, Strawberry Girl by Lois Lensky
1950s--The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) by C.S. Lewis, Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
1960s--Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Christy by Catherine Marshall
1970s--Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary, Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary, Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
1980s--Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary, Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
1990s--Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary