Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Decades Challenge


***I misunderstood this challenge, and rather than choosing books published in 8 consecutive decades, I picked books that were set in 8 consecutive decades. I'm sure I enjoyed the challenge just as much as I would have otherwise. The best books read on this challenge were Water For Elephants, I am Legend, and All the Pretty Horses, but most of them were good reads. The Sound and the Fury was one of the most difficult reads ever, but in the end I enjoyed it. I have already created my list for this years Decades Challenge, and am excited to get started!***

Here is my list for the Decades Challenge. Click on the titles to see my reviews.

1910s: Tortilla Flat--John Steinbeck (finished 11/5/08)
1920s: The Sound and the Fury--William Faulkner (finished 11/26/08)
1930s: Water for Elephants--Sara Gruen (finished 3/19/08)
1940s: All the Pretty Horses--Cormac McCarthy (finished 1/7/08)
1950s: Franny and Zooey--J.D. Salinger (finished 6/18/08)
1960s: Dolores Claiborne--Stephen King (finished 11/12/08)
1970s: I Am Legend--William Matthieson (finished 1/13/08)
1980s: The Bean Trees--Barbara Kingsolver (finished 10/15/08)


alisonwonderland said...

i loved The Bean Trees. have you read other Kingsolver novels?

btw i thought this challenge was based on the date of publication, not the date of the setting. for example, Water for Elephants is set in the 1930s, i think, but it was published in 2006.

Lisalit said...

Uh oh! You may be right? I may be doing it entirely wrong--which means I've essentially created my own challenge. Oops!

Bookfool said...

I was going to say that same thing! Really, your mistake is a terrific idea, though. Reading historical fiction set in different decades would be fun.

Teddy Rose said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge! I liked The Bean Trees a lot, but loved The Poisonwood Bible. I also loved Water for Elephants.