Decades Challenge

Decades Challenge
July 1, 2012 - January 1, 2012

This is a 6 month challenge where you may read 2 decades or more, from 10-25 books.

You must choose the decade you were born in as one of your options.

You may choose as many more decades as you like as long as your birth decade is included.

When you make a decade choice you must read all choices in that decade to receive credit for that decade.

There is no minimum page count, re-reads and audio books are allowed.

This challenge runs from July 1, 2012- January 1st, 2013. Please feel free to jump in at any time during the 6 months :)

Have a totally rad, zany, crazy, awesome time!

The 1940's:

1. Song- White Christmas by Bing Crosby- Read a book with a Christmas-time setting, the word 'Christmas' in the title or has a mostly white cover.

The Cowboy from Christmas Past - Tina Leonard (HAR #1282 - Nov 2009) 08/16/2012

2. Movie-Casablanca- Read a book about WW11, or a book reuniting old lovers or a book with a character that plays the piano.

The True Love Quilting Club - Lori Wilde (Avon - Apr 2010) (reuniting old sweethearts) 07/07/2012

3.TV Show-Howdy Doody (the first nationwide broadcast of a children's show)- Read a YA novel or a book that features a child prominantly in the story.
A Baby on the Ranch - Marie Ferrarella (HAR #1410 - July 2012) (baby) 07/03/2012

4. Popular Books of the 40's- Read a book from the following shelf- 
Homing - Elswyth Thane (Duell, Sloan, and Pearce - 1957)(takes place 1938-41) 12/17/2012

5. Fad- Slinky- Read an Erotic book or a book with a child's toy on the cover.  

His Best Friend's Wife - Gina Wilkins (HSE #2206 - Aug 2012) (baseball and glove) 07/28/2012

The 1950's:

1.Song- Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis- read a book with fire on the cover, the word 'fire' in the title or a book with cousins in the storyline. 

Secret Keeper - Paula Graves (HI #1372 - Sept 2012) (Cooper cousins) 09/05/2012

2.Movie- Some Like It Hot- read a humorous book or a book with a hot guy on the cover. 
Jesse - C.H. Admirand (Sourcebooks - July 2012) (hot guy and it's funny) 07/21/2012

3.TV Show- The Honeymooners- read a book with a married couple, has a NY setting, or has a couple on their honeymoon.

A Case of Kiss and Tell - Katherine Garbera (HD #2177 -Aug 2012) (New York) 07/02/2012

4. Popular Books of the 50's- read a book found on the following shelf-  
Taggart - Louis L'Amour (Bantam- 1959) 12/11/2012 

5.Fad- Hula Hoop- read a book with a round object on the cover or a book with a title that has the same first letters (i.e. Totally Tubular, Cowboy Cassanova) 

The 1960's:

1.Song-I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye- read a book with a gossipy character or a book with fruit on the cover. 

Lucky in Love - Jill Shalvis (Forever - June 2012) (Lillian who posts on facebook) 07/26/2012

2.Movie-Bonnie and Clyde- read a crime novel or a book set during the time period of the Great Depression (1929-1940) or a book with a car or gun on the cover. 

Cavanaugh Rules - Marie Ferrarella (HRS #1715 - Aug 2012) (gun on cover) 07/16/2012

3.TV Show- The Munsters- read a book with monsters (i.e. vampires, werewolves, etc.) or a book with a character who feels like an outsider in their family.

The Reluctant Heiress - Sara Orwig (HD #2176 - Aug 2012) (feels like outsider) 07/03/2012

4.Popular Books of the 60's- read a book found on the following shelf- 

5.Fad- Flower Power- read a book with flowers on the cover, or a book set in San Francisco, or a book with characters that take drugs or a book that shows the horrors of war. 

Bring Him Home - Karina Bliss (HS #1784 - June 2012) (horrors of war) 07/12/2012 

The 1970's:

1.Song- Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin- read a book with angels or the devil in the story or a book with the word heaven, angel, devil or stairway in the title. 

Lady with the Devil's Scar - Sophia James (HH #1102 - Aug 2012) (devil in title) 08/01/2012

2.Movie- The Godfather- read a book with an Italian author or a book with a setting in Italy or NY or a book with an Italian character or a character who is the Godfather to a child. 

3.TV Show- All In The Family- read a book that has a character with a prejudice, or a book where a married couple live with their parents or a book set in Queens, NY. 
How the Playboy Got Serious - Shirley Jump (HR #4331 -Aug 2012) (prejudice against rich guys) 7/11/2012 

4.Popular Books of the 1970's- 
Beauty - Robin McKinley (Pocket - 1979)

5.Fad- Disco music- read a book featuring a musician or a dancer, or a book with musical notes,a musical instrument, a disco ball, or dancers on the cover. 

Slow Dance With the Sheriff - Nikki Logan (HR #4328 - Aug 2012) (dancer) 07/13/2012

The 1980's:

1.Song- Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen- read a book by an American author, a book set in the U.S. or a book with a red,white and blue cover.

A Question of Honor - Lindsay McKenna (SSE #529 - June 1989)  (US location & American author) 10/03/2012

2.Movie- Back to the Future- read a time-travel novel, or a book featuring a sports car in the story or on the cover. 

All for You - Lynn Kurland (Jove - May 2012) (time travel) 08/08/2012

3.TV Show- Cheers- read a book centering on friends, or a book with a scene in a bar, or a book with a drink on the cover. 

In His Eyes - Emmie Dark (HS #1798 - Aug 2012) (wine) 07/25/2012

4.Popular Books of the 1980's- read a book found on the following shelf-   

5.Fad- Classic Coke- read a book considered a 'classic' or a book featuring a character with a failed relationship/profession/idea, etc. 

Sage Creek - Jill Gregory (Berkley - Oct 2011) (both characters divorced) 07/05/2012

The 1990's:

1.Song- My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion- read a romance novel, or a book with a heart on the cover or a book with a Canadian setting or author.

2.Movie-Titanic- read a book set on a ship, or a book with a ship on the cover or a book that has a couple where one is rich and one is poor.

3.TV Show- E.R.- read a novel with a scene in a hospital setting, a book with doctors, or a book written by an author who uses their initials. 

4.Popular Books of the 1990's- Read a book found on the following shelf- 
Falling for Rachel - Nora Roberts (SSE #810 - Apr 1993) 12/19/2012 

5.Fad- Beanie Babies- read a book that has an animal in the story (a real animal, not an other-worldy creature) or on the cover, or a book where a character is a collector of some kind. 
Exquisite Acquisitions - Charlene Sands (HD #2174 - Aug2012) (animal - Rocky the dog) 07/01/2012

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