Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's already time...

Well, it's about that time! The challenges for next year are starting to come out of the woodwork and it's time to start planning for them. I'm winding down the '08 Decades Challenge, one more book to go for the official rules. Even though we only needed to read 8, I planned on 12, one for each month of the year, and I think that might have been a little ambitious for me. I didn't cross them over with enough other challenges maybe. So this year I'll just stick to the rules instead of trying to be and over achiever. Book Nut is hosting the Decades '09 Challenge. Read 9 books in 9 consecutive decades in 2009. Last year I decided to start with 1810, this year I will be starting from 1900.
My list will be...
1. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Graham (1908)
2. Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux (1910)
3. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (1925)
4. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (1937)
5. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemmingway (1940)
6. Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury (1957)
7. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1967)
8. The World According to Garp - John Irving (1978)
9. The Gunslinger - Steven King (1982)

Some of these (The Wind in the Willows, Of Mice and Men) are books that I don't know how I haven't read them yet. Others (Phantom of the Opera, The Gunslinger) are me letting the influences of my sister, the librarian, take over. And the others I have at least all heard of before. 2009 is already shaping up to be a good year of books.


Lezlie said...

I read The Wind In The Willows for this year's Decades Challenge. I adored it!


Veronica said...

It's one of those books where I don't understand how I've gone 23 years without ever reading it.

Lezlie said...

I went for 43, so you're ahead of me. ;-)


3M said...

Glad you're participating!

Trish said...

I did this one last year but not this year--hopefully I can get around to it next year--it's a fun challenge! You've got a great list of books put together.