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Saturday, April 28, 2007

By the Decades Challenge

As promised yesterday, I have officially signed up for this one, without adding any books to my list!

  • 2000s-Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro
  • 1990s-The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • 1970s- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • 1980s- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • 1960s- Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
  • 1950s- The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • 1940s- The Little Prince by Antoine St. Exupery
  • 1930s- Brave New World by Huxley
  • 1920s- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
I have already read The Little Prince half a dozen times. This is my very favorite book, and when I saw it was written in the 40s I couldn't resist adding it. Perhaps it does not qualify for the challenge as I have read it, in which Animal Farm is also from the 40s. There are actually lots of great novels from the 40s that I could have added- Gigi (which I have), Cheaper By the Dozen, The Heart of the Matter, The Pearl, Cannery Row, Stuart Little. I'm going with The Little Prince because it's my favorite.

Reading the lists on wikipedia sure does make me want to read a lot of classics that I never got around to. There are just so many good books out there, and not enough time in my life to read them all.


  1. I love The Little Prince! It was a major staple when my kids were little, too, so they are going to be carrying on that affection to their children. Other favorites were Anne of Green Gables, Cheaper By the Dozen, and Belles on Their Toes! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  2. Great list, Lisa! I'm reading Handmaid's Tale soon for the banned book challenge, and I'm reading Never Let Me Go for the Dystopian. You know I love The Giver!


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