01 June 2007

"By the Decade" update

As I said before, the goal of this reading challenge is to read one book from each of however-many consecutive decades.

Current status of my effort:
1840s - Martin Chuzzlewit, by Charles Dickens (1843-44)
1850s - Adam Bede, by George Eliot (1859)
1860s - The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins (1868)
1870s - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (1876)
1880s - The Black Arrow, by Robert Louis Stevenson (1888)
1890s - The White Company, by Arthur Conan Doyle (1891)
1900s - The First Men in the Moon, by H G Wells (1901)
1910s - A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1912)
1920s - The Trumpeter of Krakow, by Eric P Kelly (1928)
1930s - The Land of Hidden Men, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1932)
1940s - Adam of the Road, by Elizabeth Janet Gray (1942)
1950s - The Dreaming Suburb, by R F Delderfield (1958)
1960s - The Defiant Agents, by Andre Norton (1963)
1970s - The Dancing Dodo, by John Gardner (1978)
1980s - Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry (1989)
1990s - Holes, by Louis Sachar (1998)
2000s - The Sunrise Lands, by S M Stirling (2007)
(Red date - Have already read this year. Purple date - Have read before, but not this year.)

Adam Bede is one of the books I'm currently reading; it's slow going, as so far it hasn't reached out and grabbed my the way Silas Marner, by the same author, did. I'm considering picking another book for the 1930s, as I already have a book by ERB on the list. Maybe I should get a mystery - something by Stout, or Christie, or even Charteris.

And I have sort of read The Moonstone; it was one of the Classics Illustrated comic books my brother bought for me when I was a kid. (I also had Les Miserables, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and several others.)

Now I just need to start writing reviews....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi RM1 SS,
Please drop me a line soon, as I am a former shipmate from Dunoon! I will be retiring soon, hope all is well, Garry K (then MM1(SS)
now MMCM(SS) garryk6@yahoo.com