Here are the first three books in my theme. I think we should read one a month unless someone picks a very long book. Considering the time frame, if you both want to come up with a list of three as well, I think it’d work just as well if we read one from someone elses list next, etc. And no requirement that we choose a theme, I just thought it was an interesting idea.
1) Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s (to get a first hand history of the decade). Available for free online. Let’s shoot for one a month, this should be a quick read after perusing it myself.
2) The Great Gatsby (the seminal book of the decade)
3) The History of Jazz, by Ted Gioia. (The music form that took off in this decade)