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2012 Dewey Decimal Challenge

01 Jan

I ran across the idea for this reading challenge at the end of last year.  I wanted to read more nonfiction this year, so I thought why not?  I have to tell you a little secret…  I have the Dewey Decimal system memorized and I don’t even work in a library.  I just spend way too much time in them.  The idea is to read one book for every 100 category in the system.  I am also going to read one book for every 10 in the 300s, 700s, and 900s (my three favorite 100s).  That’s 41 books total!  Do you think I can do it?

000 – Generalities
100 – Philosophy and Psychology
200 – Religion
300 – Social Sciences
400 – Language
500 – Natural Sciences + Math
600 – Technology
700 – The Arts
800 – Literature and Rhetoric
900 – Geography and History

  • 0-99
  • 100-199
  • 200-299
  • 300-309 — Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (2005) / Collapse by Jared Diamond (2011) / The History of the Wife by Yalom (2002)
  • 310-319
  • 320-329
  • 330-339
  • 340-349
  • 350-359
  • 360-369
  • 370-379
  • 380-389
  • 390-399
  • 400-499
  • 500-599
  • 600-699 — The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (2007)
  • 700-709
  • 710-719
  • 720-729
  • 730-739
  • 740-749
  • 750-759
  • 760-769
  • 770-779
  • 780-789
  • 790-799
  • 800-899
  • 900-909
  • 910-919
  • 920-929
  • 930-939
  • 940-949
  • 950-959
  • 960-969
  • 970-979 — What Ifs of America (2004) / Founding Myths (2004)
  • 980-989
  • 990-99

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