Reading Through the Decades

6 Mar

Hello and welcome to our (book) club!

When my friend, Lauren, was first coming up with the idea for a book club, she thought it would be great (and rather fun and easy, too) if we decided our book selections based on agreed themes. This would certainly help give our discussions some structure and focus.

So what will be the theme for our first list of books? “Reading Through the Decades: 1900 – 2000.” Our list is comprised of 10 books, each one representing the decade in which it was published. See below for an extended look at the chosen books. (Yes, some of these fall into the “popular canon” category, but both Lauren and I felt that they would be representative of their time. All of the selections are also books that neither of us have read yet.)

  • 1900 – 1909: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (1904)
  • 1910 – 1919: The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (1912)
  • 1920 – 1929: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)
  • 1930 – 1939: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)
  • 1940 – 1949: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (1942)
  • 1950 – 1959: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1950)
  • 1960 – 1969: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)
  • 1970 – 1979: The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance (1979)
  • 1980 – 1989: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)
  • 1990 – 1999: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (1996)

Let’s get ready to read!


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