Well, apparently I am a sucker for challenges, since this is my second one in two weeks. Like the Book Awards Reading Challenge, 3M is hosting the By the Decade Challenge. Although the challenge started in January, I’ve been able to list some of the books I’ve already read this year taking care of the later part of the 20th century. Some of the books I’m able to cross link with the BARC–and the best news is that except for the 70s decade I own all the books. Yeah! I love productivity.
Here is my preliminary list. I’ve stopped at the 1880s, but I may try to squeeze in a few more since I’ll be reading Vanity Fair (1840s) next month for Bookworm Reading Group. Note to self–stop trying to be overzealous!
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (1881)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899)
1900 – Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1902)
1910 – Howard’s End by E.M. Forster (1910)
1920 – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)
1930 – As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (1930)
1940 – All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (1946)
Night by Elie Wiesel (1958)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1967)
1970 – The World According to Garp by John Irving (1978)
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler (1982)
Fall on your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (1996)
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (2000)
Hmm, I wonder what other troubles I can get into…