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**UPDATE: October 12, 2007 – I completed this challenge!! My favorite read of the challenge was East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. My least favorite was For Whom The Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway. This was a fabulous challenge that gave me a flavor of the decades from which I was reading. I plan to participate in Michelle’s Decades Challenge in 2008 too!!
Michelle over at 3M’s Booklist has come up with a new challenge…read 15 books in 15 consequetive decades over the course of 2007. She’s being liberal with the rules. You can pick less than 15 books and you can overlap challenges. Oh, and there is a prize too (a book of your choosing from Amazon.com that is priced $15.00 or less…the more books you chose, the more chances you have to win). You have until June 30, 2007 to sign up for this one…so make haste!
UPDATE April 6, 2007: I just realized that I am currently reading a book published in 1940, so I have added this one to my list to make 7 books. I don’t have to buy any (phew!) and some of them meet other challenges. So, here goes:
1940s – For Whom The Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway (completed 4/7/2007 – read a review here)
1950s – East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (completed 10/12/2007 – read a review here)
1960s – To Kill a Mockingbird, by Lee Harper (completed 3/21/2007 – read a review here)
1970s – Terms of Endearment, by Larry McMurtry (completed 5/26/2007 – read a review here)
1980s – Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, by Anne Tyler (completed 6/23/2007 – read a review here)
1990s – East of the Mountains, by David Gutterson (completed 10/1/2007 – read a review here)
2000s – Lost Geography, by Charlotte Bacon (completed 8/25/2007 – read a review here.)
To Read participant reviews of books read for this challenge go here.