Decades ’08

Time for the 2008 book challenges to start popping up and getting organized. This is Decades ’08: Eight books from eight consecutive decades. That’s the minimum, and I can change my list at any time. The following is a tentative list which is subject to change at any time, and I’ve just named a couple books I’d like to read for most of the decades. I really only intend to read one from each.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Pushkin

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Bleakhouse by Charles Dickens

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Middlemarch by George Eliot

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Tess of the Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery
Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
Summer by Edith Wharton
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

My Sister Life by Boris Pasternak
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Casino Royale by Ian Flemming
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (unfinished)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Humbolt’s Gift by Saul Bellow

The Life and Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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