Becky's List

Becky's (my blog is Becky's Book Reviews) Triple-8 Categories

Eight books by Asian and/or Asian-American authors

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For a list of potential books please see this post.

Eight audio books.

I thought long and hard about this category. A challenge is supposed to be challenging. And since I rarely listen to audio books, I thought this might be a good chance to expand my comfort zones and grow as a listener :)

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I own a few titles--the Little House books and the Chronicles of Narnia and both Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. But the library may prove invaluable here as well as iTunes podcasts of classics. For example, almost all of Jane Austen's books are available as podcasts one chapter at a time.

8 classics by women writers (any time period pre-1950)

1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
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Right now, I'm thinking Zora Neale Hurston, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin, etc. I'm sure my list will change as I explore. But I know this is something I'd like to do for 2008.

8 Award-Winning Children's Books (Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, etc.)

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For the record, honor books count as well in my book.

8 Nonfiction Books

1. The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
2. I Have Lived A Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson
3. The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender
4. In My Hands: Memories of A Holocaust Rescuer
5. Alicia My Story: Alicia Appleman-Jurman
6. Night by Elie Wiesel
7. No Pretty Pictures by Anita Lobel
8. To Life by Ruth Minsky Sender

My list may change, but this is what I'm planning at the moment. No promises though. :)

8 Childhood Favorites

1. The World of Pooh by A.A. Milne (Both Winnie the Pooh and House at Pooh Corner)
2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (May also read Through the Looking Glass. We'll have to see how my time goes.)
3. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
4. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
5. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
6. By The Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
7. Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
8. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Alternates: Mandy by Julie Edwards, These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

8 by Beverly Cleary

1. Beezus and Ramona
2. Ramona the Pest
3. Ramona the Brave
4. Ramona and her Father
5. Ramona and her Mother
6. Ramona Quimby Age 8
7. Ramona Forever
8. Ramona's World

8 by L.M. Montgomery

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Posted by Becky at 12/30/2007 02:05:00 PM

1 comments:

Annette said... December 28, 2007 at 9:37 AM  

Hi, Becky:
Okay, here I am getting in touch. :-)
Annette Laing, "Don't Know Where, Don't Know When" (The Snipesville Chronicles, Book 1) (Confusion Press, Aug. 20, 2007) Three kids time travel from the most boring town in Georgia to World War 2 England, and are drawn into a mystery: How exactly do you eat food that tastes gross? Wait, no, that's not it. Hey, read the blurbs on Amazon. It's faster.
Cheers,
Annette

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