3M is hosting another Decades Challenge – appropriately named Decades 08. I didn’t participate in the 2007 version of this, but the rules for the 2008 version make it just too hard to pass up:

The rules are simple:
1. Read a minimum of 8 books in 8 consecutive decades in ‘08.
2. Books published in the 2000’s do not count.
3. Titles may be cross-posted with any other challenge.
4. You may change your list at any time.

With that list of rules, how could I not join in?

Here’s my initial list, but I may well end up taking advantage of that #4 rule before this one’s over.
· 1880’s Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
· 1890’s War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
· 1900’s A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
· 1910’s The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
· 1920’s The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
· 1930’s The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
· 1940’s City Boy by Herman Wouk
· 1950’s Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
· 1960’s The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
· 1970’s Trinity by Leon Uris
· 1980’s Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie