Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about the classics - however we choose to define them. The topic I eventually decided on is this: the top classic novels I've read for each decade of the twentieth century. But that's a bit of a mouthful, and so I abbreviated it for my post title.
Obviously there are some decades where I've read a fair amount of books that were published, and others where I've only read one or two. The 1930s to 1960s were the hardest decades to narrow one to one top choice, while the earlier decades I only really had one or two options that I'm aware of having read. So, even though it was fun to categorize books this way, please take my list with a grain of salt.
1900s: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
1910s: The Secret Garden by Frances Eliza Hodgson
1920s: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1930s: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
1940s: Native Son by Richard Wright
1950s: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
1960s: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
1970s: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
1980s: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
1990s: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Any books you think I should include for any of these decades?