Maria (A Book Geek)'s List

After "great and deep brain things inside my head" this is the list I came up with - still subject to change though:

  1. Children / YA
    1. Mary Poppins
    2. Winnie-the-Pooh
    3. Charlotte's Web
    4. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm
    5. Theatre Shoes
    6. Ballet Shoes
    7. Mathilda
    8. Mrs. Malone
  2. Historical Fiction (will double for "Back to History")
    1. Shaman
    2. Physician
    3. Pope Joan
    4. Outlander
    5. Water for Elephants
    6. The Red Tent
    7. People of the Fire
    8. The Clan of the Cave Bear
  3. Sweet Valley High (to snark at 1bruce1)
    • Any 8
  4. Rereads
    1. f2f
    2. Kiss The Girls
    3. My Sister's Keeper
    4. ...
    5. ...
    6. ...
    7. ...
    8. ...
  5. Armchair Interviews
    1. TBA
  6. Non-fiction
    1. A Diary of a Young Girl
    2. Wild Swans
    3. Long Walk To Freedom
    4. The Alpine Path
    5. The Hiding Place
    6. Celebrating the Disciplines
    7. The Prisoner
    8. ...
  7. Top 100 (will double for the Whitcoulls challenge)
    1. Wild Swans
    2. The Poisonwood Bible
    3. The Red Tent
    4. Anybody Out There?
    5. April Fool's Day
    6. The Blind Assassin
    7. The Stand
  8. Medical Madness
    1. - 7. The Sue Barton Series
    2. Nothing Lasts Forever

Posted by Maria at 9/27/2007 05:53:00 AM 0 comments

Kimmie's List

I spent several days co-ordinating my challenges, goals, TBR and plain old want-to-read. I've got 6 of the 8 lists ready. The other two will come later. I'm leaning toward biography and history lists, but if time gets away from me I may switch to Little Golden Books and Dr. Suess. Anyway, here goes.

1. Banned Books
1.) Catcher in the Rye Ж J. D. Salinger
2.) Lord of the Flies Ж William Golding
3.) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Ж Maya Angelou
4.) The Handmaid's Tale Ж Margaret Atwood
5.) Native Son Ж Richard Wright
6.) Brave New World Ж Aldous Huxley
7.) A Wrinkle in Time Ж Madeleine L'Engle
8.) Flowers for Algernon Ж Daniel Keyes

2. Childrens Favorites
1.) Adventures of Tom Sawyer Ж Mark Twain
2.) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Ж Mark Twain
3.) Up a Road Slowly Ж Irene Hunt
4.) From the Mixeup Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Ж E. LO. Konigsburg
5.) Treasure Island Ж Robert Louis Stevenson
6.) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Ж C. S. Lewis
7.) Little Women Ж Louisa May Alcott
8.) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Ж Betty Smith

3. Time 100
1.) I, Claudius Ж Robert Graves
2.) The Sot-Weed Factor Ж John Barth
3.) Their Eyes Were Watching God Ж Zora Neale Hurston
4.) The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Ж John le Carré
5.) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Ж Muriel Spark
6.) 1984 Ж George Orwell
7.) The Sun Also Rises Ж Ernest Hemingway
8.) Light in August Ж William Faulkner

4. Books I Missed on TheClassicsClub
1.) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ж Robert Louis Stevenson
2.) The Invisible Man Ж H. G. Wells
3.) Silas Marner Ж George Eliot
4.) The Bridal Wreath Ж Sigrid Undset
5.) The Mayor of Casterbridge Ж Thomas Hardy
6.) Rebecca Ж Daphne Du Maurier
7.) Jane Eyre Ж Charlotte Brontë
8.) The Bridge on the Drina Ж Ivo Andric

5. Oprah's Selections
1.) Anna Karenina Ж Leo Tolstoy
2.) East of Eden Ж John Steinbeck
3.) The Pilot's Wife Ж Anita Shreve
4.) Stones From the River Ж Ursula Hegi
5.) As I Lay Dying Ж William Faulkner
6.) The Bluest Eye Ж Toni Morrison
7.) One Hundred Years of Solitude Ж Gabriel García Márquez
8.) Song of Soloman Ж Toni Morrison

6. Books in My House
1.) Notes on a Scandal Ж Zoë Heller
2.) Empire Falls Ж Richard Russo
3.) The Hours Ж Michael Cunningham
4.) Heart of Darkness Ж Joseph Conrad
5.) For Whom the Bell Tolls Ж Ernest Hemingway
6.) The Red Badge of Courage Ж Stephen Crane
7.) Illiad Ж Homer
8.) Odyssey Ж Homer

7. Stephen King
1.) Insomnia
2.) Thinner
3.) Cell
4.) The Stand
5.) Rose Madder
6.) Dreamcatcher
7.) Black House (with Peter Straub)

8. Suspense
1.) Black Lightning Ж John Saul
2.) The Search Ж Iris Johansen
3.) Always Time to Die Ж Elizabeth Lowell
4.) The 6th Target Ж James Patterson
5.) A Cold Day in Hell Ж Stella Cameron
6.) Death Comes as the End Ж Agatha Christie
7.) The Ugly Duckling Ж Iris Johansen
8.) Double Image Ж David Morell

Posted by Kimmie at 9/22/2007 07:03:00 PM 0 comments

Callista's Choices

I've listed more than 8 for some which leaves me some extra in case I don't like a book I chose and can't finish it.

1. The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life by Marie Winn
2. The educated parent : recent trends in raising children by Joseph D. Sclafani
3. The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs by Denise Brodey
4. The Glass Castle: a memoir by Jeannette Walls
5. Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man? by Charles Barkley
6. Spare the child : the religious roots of punishment and the psychological impact of physical abuse by Philip J. Greven
7. The CSI Effect by Katherine M. Ramsland

Childrens/Young Adult
1. 24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley
2. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
3. Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World -- Katherine Hannigan
4. I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
5. The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson
6. Looking at the Moon by Kit Pearson
7. The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
8. Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan

Commonly Read And/Or Classics
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
4. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
7. The Stranger by Albert Camus
8. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
9. Emma by Jane Austen
10. The Plague by Albert Camus
11. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

1. School Starts at Home by Cheri Fuller
2. My First Year as a Teacher ed. by Pearl Rock Kane
3. Home-spun Schools by Raymond and Dorothy Moore

Medical Mystery/Thriller
1. Isolation Ward by Joshua Spanogle
2. Critical Conditions by Stephen White
3. Manner of Death by Stephen White
4. Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook
5. Fatal by Michael Palmer
6. Life Support by Tess Gerritson
7. With a Vengence by Eileen Dreyer
8. Intensive Scare Unit by J.S. Borthwick

Parenting Books
1. Rattled by Trish Berg
2. Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
3. Spiritual Parenting by David Carroll
4. I Sleep at Red Lights by Bruce Stockler
5. The educated parent : recent trends in raising children by Joseph D. Sclafani
6. The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life by Marie Winn
7. Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
8. __and one more__

Banned Books

1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
4. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
7. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
8. Grendel by John Gardner
9. Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume
10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Newbery Winners (With Newbery Project)
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Also for Back to History)
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Posted by Kathleen Garber at 9/14/2007 09:54:00 PM 2 comments

Dew's categories

Hi everyone! I'm excited about this challenge. I made my categories, but since 2008 is still 4 months away, I think I'll hold off on listing specific books yet.


1. Children's literature. This can overlap my plan to continue reading Newbery winners as part of the Newbery Project.

2. Pulitzer Prize winners. This will go along with my plan to continue being part of the Pulitzer project.

3. New York Times Notable Books. This is in hopes that there'll be another Notable Books challenge like there was this year.

4. Printz Award winners or Honor books: This less well-known award is the equivalent of the Newbery for Young Adult literature. This can overlap my plan to host a Printz challenge sometime in the near future.

5. Booker Prize books: I want to read so many of these that I might want to host a challenge for them, too, or maybe I'll just read them on my own.

6. New in 2007/2008 books: So that I leave plenty of room for exciting new books I'll want to read.

7. TBR books: So I can keep working on taming that beast.

8. Graphic novels: My husband has the entire Sandman series, and I have criminally left them all unread except the first book. Plus I love graphic novels in general, and there'll be others I want to read.

Posted by Dewey at 9/01/2007 06:07:00 PM 5 comments

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