Challenge Rules

1. Challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2008.

2. Choose 8 categories of your own that you would like to read 8 books EACH in.

3. You will be allowed 8 overlaps, for a total of 56 unique book titles.

4. You may overlap these 56 titles with any other challenge.

5. You may change your list or your categories at any time.

6. Post a comment here that you are participating, and I will add a link to the sidebar. Request an invite including your e-mail address if you want to post your list to this blog. However, we will NOT be writing reviews here! You may update your lists by providing the link to books read. Please use your name as a label, along with the book categories you're reading from.

7. Check back here to see who is participating and cheer others on.

8. Participants who complete all 56 books will be in the running for in-stock books from paperbackswap.com. (I have mucho credits.) Overseas is okay!

9. Have fun reading!

Posted by 1morechapter at 3/30/2008 12:22:00 PM

155 comments:

Dewey said... August 31, 2007 at 2:33 PM  

I'd like to participate and would love an invite to post my list, but I'm at work right now, so I'll have to come up with my list over the weekend. Thanks for making this blog!

alisonwonderland said... September 2, 2007 at 12:59 AM  

i've just got to do this - and would like to post my list to the blog. but i don't want to make my list yet, since it's quite some time before the challenge starts. is it okay to plan to post it in december?

3M said... September 2, 2007 at 5:53 AM  

Sure, Alison,let me know then!

Callista said... September 5, 2007 at 11:13 PM  

I want to participate! Please send me an invite so I can post my list to the blog! My email is in my profile.

tinylittlelibrarian said... September 6, 2007 at 11:40 PM  

What fun! I'd like to participate and post, please! tinylibrarian [at] hotmail.com

Karen said... September 7, 2007 at 10:39 PM  

I'd like to participat here is my list...
Karen’s Categories
1. Children’s Books

2. Books set in places I’ve lived, CT. FL. TN. IL. CA. HI. WA.

3. Books I didn’t Buy, (swapped, traded, found)

4. Originally written in another language.

5. Sex Change (male authors writing female main characters and women writing male main characters)

6. That’s some heavy reading-(books over 400 pages)

7. It brings me back…(books set in the past during my life time, to make me remember when 1965—on)

8. Thrills and chills-(Ghost stories, supernatural, or adventure)

raidergirl3 said... September 8, 2007 at 9:32 AM  

Karen- if you put your email in a comment here, you can be added as an author on the blog and post to the blog. We'd love to have you join us. Let me know if you don't want your addy posted, and it can be deleted.

Stephanie said... September 9, 2007 at 9:51 AM  

That's it! I can't take it any longer. I'm like a crack addict when it comes to books and challenges!! Sign me up please!!

stoland at ameritech dot net. Thanks!!

Kimmie said... September 9, 2007 at 7:51 PM  

I'd like to join in. And like Alison it will be later in the year before I compile my list. kmdhow@aol.com

gautami tripathy said... September 10, 2007 at 10:03 PM  

I would like to participate but my list would take a while. Hope it is ok?

My email id is

gautami[dot]tripathy[at]gmail[dot]com

Becky said... September 16, 2007 at 7:31 PM  

Have you thought of amending the rules, so some of us more obsessed folks, wouldn't be tempted to keep changing categories. Something like "no more than 88 changes" allowed between now and January 1.

twiga92 said... September 23, 2007 at 1:10 PM  

I think I might do this. It sounds so fun!

raidergirl3 said... September 23, 2007 at 3:12 PM  

twiga92 - if you put your email in a comment here, you can be added as an author on the blog and post to the blog. We'd love to have you join us. Let me know if you don't want your addy posted, and it can be deleted.

Juliette said... September 24, 2007 at 2:38 PM  

So sorry, I have just written to say yes please I owuld like to participate and got so excited that I gave the wrong email address.

I use juliette_m_m at yahoo dot co.uk

Susan said... September 26, 2007 at 11:29 AM  

I would LOVE to do this one. I will post my list within the next hour on www.blogginboutbooks.blogspot.com. Thanks for hosting!

Maria said... September 26, 2007 at 3:22 PM  

I'm in :) My list is here

Maria said... September 27, 2007 at 1:29 AM  

My email is maria.elmvang at gmail dot com.

Kristina said... October 1, 2007 at 1:14 PM  

Oooh, this is gonna be tough!! I would love to join in and get an invite to post my list! My email is Luckistarr4 AT msn DOT com

Thanks!!

Tammy said... October 8, 2007 at 5:23 AM  

Oh, I'd like to do this too. I've actually gone ahead and posted my list at my LJ page:
http://otterevilreads.livejournal.com/
so do I need to post it here? My email is eviltammy at gmail dot com

Emily said... October 8, 2007 at 9:36 PM  

I'd like to participate - I'd also like an invite to post my books. I'm working on my lists now :)

Ms. Decaf said... October 9, 2007 at 3:17 PM  

I'd love to do this! I've already gone ahead and posted my list on my blog. You see both my my blog address and my email address in my profile.

raidergirl3 said... October 10, 2007 at 4:50 PM  

emily - if you put your email in a comment here, you can be added as an author on the blog and post to the blog. We'd love to have you join us. Let me know if you don't want your addy posted, and it can be deleted.

Susan said... October 10, 2007 at 11:16 PM  

Please sign me up! I am so excited about this challenge...I have piles of books to sort through into my categories, so i will be posting a partial list this weekend, and will post here as well then. thank you!

Lulu said... October 13, 2007 at 4:06 AM  

I want to do it too!!! I don`t have a book blog but I have a normal blog! I have so many books on my TBR list too so this will be great...Already started on a list

My email is laura_rafter (at) hotmail.com

Thanks

Shannan said... October 13, 2007 at 9:40 PM  

I would like to participate in this challenge.
My categories are:
1. Tudors
2. Platagenets
3.Classics
4.Georgian/SaxeburgGotha/Other Royals
5. Jane Austen
6. Bronte Sisters
7. Russian
8. Book to Movie

Susan said... October 14, 2007 at 11:16 PM  

Hi, I have my list done! It's on my blog......Only 3 overlaps, I think....please add me to your sidebar, as I'm not there yet... :-( Can you send me an invite so I can post my list to your blog? My email is in my profile (at least it should be.) thanks very much, I can hardly wait for 2008 now, though all the books that didn't get on my lists, I have to read before 2008 now!! :-)

suefitz said... October 21, 2007 at 3:41 AM  

This looks like a great challenge and I would like to join

Thanks

Ashleigh said... October 27, 2007 at 2:59 PM  

Yay I want to join - my list is ready and posted on my blog. I'll post it here too! :)

jessica_h706 said... November 2, 2007 at 12:16 AM  

I would like to participate. sounds like fun!! see my blog for the list.

alisonwonderland said... November 3, 2007 at 2:11 AM  

3m: i think i'm ready to post at least my eight categories, if not my book picks. would you please send me an invite to the blog at your convenience?

alisonwonderlandUT AT gmail DOT com

Chelsea said... November 4, 2007 at 1:06 AM  

I'd like to participate, and would more than love an invite to post my proposed (although I'm sure to change) book list. I'll have to finish cementing the list and I'll post is as soon as I hear back.

Susan said... November 4, 2007 at 3:13 PM  

I would love to join this challenge. I have chosen my categories and am still working on the individual books.

Susan

https://susanlovestoread.blogspot.com

N.Vasillis said... November 4, 2007 at 4:09 PM  

I'm in. Now I have to come up with a list in the next week or two.

Steven Davis said... November 4, 2007 at 9:04 PM  

I've got a snowball's chance of completing this one, but it's a great way to organize a year's reading. Count me in. I've posted my list at: http://libraryannex.blogspot.com/2006/01/triple-eight-challenge.html and will post it here if you send an invite to sdavis AT tx DOT rr DOT com

Shree said... November 12, 2007 at 3:29 PM  

I'd like to join the challenge, and have already started working on the lists so could post to the blog if you send me an invite
sheval AT hotmail.com

Anonymous said... November 16, 2007 at 11:45 PM  

I will be doing this challenge next year as it sounds fun. Hopefully I will have enough time to read them all!

I shall post my list sometime soon when I figure out all my categories.

Trinah said... November 17, 2007 at 5:09 AM  

Is this a different challenge to the 'by the decade' challenge. I do hope it is because I spent a long time trying to make a list only to realise that the by the decade challenge says 'no books from 2000s' and I have quite a few of those.

Laura said... November 18, 2007 at 7:19 PM  

I'm in if you'll have me. I'd love an invite to post my list; it's a bit of a work in progress, but what I've got I'm planning to stick to. You'll find my list at http://laurabaas.com/books-buzz/blog-book-challenge/
but I'd also love to post it here. Thanks for organizing this challenge, for it will be a challenge!

Kristi said... November 18, 2007 at 8:28 PM  

I'd like to participate also. My list can be found here

Rach said... November 18, 2007 at 8:39 PM  

Have just found a link here and I have to join up! I usually read quite a lot, but this will be my motivation to broaden my horizons book wise!

email is angel@badangel.org.uk

Trinah said... November 21, 2007 at 5:11 PM  

I'd like to be a part of it, as I've said before. My email is katietaitee@optusnet.com.au

Kristi said... November 21, 2007 at 7:12 PM  

My e-mail is kristilew2 AT yahoo DOT com. If you could add me to the blog list I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

Krista said... December 3, 2007 at 4:19 PM  

I just found this, and would love to sign up. I plan on posting a list to my blog, although I could here as well :)

Is there a badge or something like that for this?

LB said... December 3, 2007 at 4:56 PM  

I am want to participate. I am afraid its going to take me until the end of December to come up with my list.

~nsr~ said... December 4, 2007 at 11:22 PM  

Hi, I'd love to participate. But how do I post my book list? Add it to this blog or a link to my blog?

Krista said... December 5, 2007 at 9:08 AM  

E-mail: kris.long@gmail.com

Thanks for the welcome!

raidergirl3 said... December 5, 2007 at 6:44 PM  

nsr
Just make a comment with your email address (let me know if you don't want it published) and we will send you an author invite, and you can then post directly to this blog.
Can't wait to see your lists.

Alix said... December 7, 2007 at 10:23 AM  

Great idea I am really excited and
I would like to participate. I have made my list, could I have an invite to post it here please?
Thanks.

DJRM said... December 9, 2007 at 10:40 AM  

The idea of planning out a whole year's reading both terrifies and fascinates me and I can't think of a better reason to do it than that. It's going to take me awhile to put together my categories and books, but when I finally figure it out, could I have an invite to post it here? Thanks.

djrmelvin at sbcglobal dot com

Chanticleer said... December 12, 2007 at 12:24 PM  

May I please join you for the challenge? I'd like an invite to post my list, but I don't know when I'll have it ready.

Alyson said... December 15, 2007 at 11:19 AM  

I'd love to participate in this one, and would like to post my list to this blog. It's a great chance to read books in all different categories!

My email is alysondrake AT yahoo DOT com.
Thanks so much for hosting this!

Karen in Maryland said... December 16, 2007 at 6:15 AM  

Here is my list
The 888 Reading Challenge

Land Ho - American History 1600-1700

Surviving Jamestown by Karwaski
The Serpent Never Sleeps By Scott O’Dell
Eating the Plates by Lucille Penner
King Philip and the War with the Colonists by Cwiklik
Potomac Captive by Umhau
* The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
Maryland Adventure by Long
* The Iron Peacock by Clarke

1600's History around the World Fiction and Non-Fiction

Isaac Newton by Tiner Sower series 1642 England
Traitor in the Tower by Neta Jackson 1660 England
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn by Hoobler Japan
Master Cornhill by McGraw 1665 Great Plague London
*Escape Across the Wide Sea by Kirkpatrick 1686 Huguenots
Madeleine Takes Command by Brill 1692 New France
* Terror of the Spanish Main Sir Henry Morgan by Albert Marrin
Dangerous Journey (Pilgrims Progress

I Say it’s a Jolly Good book - Books by British Authors.

*Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
*Prince Caspien by C S Lewis
Harry Potter Book 1 by J K Rowling
Complete Works of Beatrice Potter
Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
*Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Mystersies of Sherlock Holmes by Doyle

The book is always better than the movie

*Sense and Sensibility by Austen
The Outsiders by Hinton
Jacob Have I Loved by Patterson
*Prince Caspien by C S Lewis
The Girl with Pearl Earring by Chevalier
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Love in the Time of Cholera by Marques
Eragon by Paolini

Going Green or How to leave a small carbon footprint

Silent Spring by Rachal Carlson
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Walden by Thoreau
* Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Eckert
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carlson
The Talking Earth by Jean Craighead George
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Animal House

* Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Eckert
Beardance by Will Hobbs
Woodsong by Paulsen
Riding Lessons by Sara Given
The Fledgling by Jane Langton
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Lad A Dog by Albert Terhune

When in the World are we - Time Travel

Time Machine by HG Wells
Outlander by Gabaldon
Dragon Fly in Amber by Gabaldon
Time at the Top by Ormondroyd
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Twain
Knight in Shing Armor By Devereaux
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis

Go Ho Ho and a bottle of Sea Adventure books

* The Dark Frigate by Hawes
* The Iron Peacock by Clarke
Down Ryton Water by Gaggin
* Terror on the Spanish Main by Marrin
* Escape Across the Wide Sea By Kirkpatrick
Blackthorn Winter by Wilson
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas by Sperry
Stowaway by Hess

Karen in Maryland said... December 16, 2007 at 6:18 AM  

I would like to participate.
Here is my list.....
The 888 Reading Challenge

Land Ho - American History 1600-1700

Surviving Jamestown by Karwaski
The Serpent Never Sleeps By Scott O’Dell
Eating the Plates by Lucille Penner
King Philip and the War with the Colonists by Cwiklik
Potomac Captive by Umhau
* The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
Maryland Adventure by Long
* The Iron Peacock by Clarke

1600's History around the World Fiction and Non-Fiction

Isaac Newton by Tiner Sower series 1642 England
Traitor in the Tower by Neta Jackson 1660 England
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn by Hoobler Japan
Master Cornhill by McGraw 1665 Great Plague London
*Escape Across the Wide Sea by Kirkpatrick 1686 Huguenots
Madeleine Takes Command by Brill 1692 New France
* Terror of the Spanish Main Sir Henry Morgan by Albert Marrin
Dangerous Journey (Pilgrims Progress

I Say it’s a Jolly Good book - Books by British Authors.

*Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
*Prince Caspien by C S Lewis
Harry Potter Book 1 by J K Rowling
Complete Works of Beatrice Potter
Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
*Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Mystersies of Sherlock Holmes by Doyle

The book is always better than the movie

*Sense and Sensibility by Austen
The Outsiders by Hinton
Jacob Have I Loved by Patterson
*Prince Caspien by C S Lewis
The Girl with Pearl Earring by Chevalier
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Love in the Time of Cholera by Marques
Eragon by Paolini

Going Green or How to leave a small carbon footprint

Silent Spring by Rachal Carlson
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Walden by Thoreau
* Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Eckert
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carlson
The Talking Earth by Jean Craighead George
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Animal House

* Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Eckert
Beardance by Will Hobbs
Woodsong by Paulsen
Riding Lessons by Sara Given
The Fledgling by Jane Langton
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Lad A Dog by Albert Terhune

When in the World are we - Time Travel

Time Machine by HG Wells
Outlander by Gabaldon
Dragon Fly in Amber by Gabaldon
Time at the Top by Ormondroyd
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Twain
Knight in Shing Armor By Devereaux
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis

Go Ho Ho and a bottle of Sea Adventure books

* The Dark Frigate by Hawes
* The Iron Peacock by Clarke
Down Ryton Water by Gaggin
* Terror on the Spanish Main by Marrin
* Escape Across the Wide Sea By Kirkpatrick
Blackthorn Winter by Wilson
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas by Sperry
Stowaway by Hess

lisaquing said... December 18, 2007 at 12:15 AM  

I would like to participate! My email is lisaquing AT gmail dot com. I will be posting updates and reviews at my book&movie review blog - http://mirkwoodreflections.blogspot.com/

Rachel said... December 20, 2007 at 10:00 AM  

Wow! What a fantastic idea. Here's my list...

Pulitzer Winners:
1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
2. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty (overlap)
3. March by Geraldine Brooks (overlap)
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
6. A Death in the Family by James Agee
7. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
8. The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau


Female Authors:
1. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
2. March by Geraldine Brooks
3. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
4. Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner
5. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood
6. Hard Laughter by Anne Lamott
7. The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
8. Run by Ann Patchett


Made into Movies:
1. Atonement by Ian McEwan
2. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
3. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
4. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
6. Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
7. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
8. The Hours by Michael Cunningham


Classics I Should’ve Read by Now:
1. A Death in the Family by James Agee (overlap)
2. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (overlap)
3. Herzog by Saul Bellow
4. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
5. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
6. An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
7. When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
8. Peter Camenzind by Herman Hesse


From the Aughts:
1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (overlap)
2. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (overlap)
3. The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander Mccall Smith
4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
5. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood (overlap)
6. The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
7. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
8. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz


Short story collections:
1. The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (overlap)
2. Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett
3. All Things Are Labor by Katherine Arnoldi
4. Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
5. A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
6. This Is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers
7. The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007
8. The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah by Isaac Bashevis Singer


To Read Aloud to the Kids:
1. The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z! by Steve Martin and Roz Chast
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett
4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
6. Olivia by Ian Falconer
7. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
8. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams


To Re-read:
1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
2. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
3. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
6. The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Amanda said... December 20, 2007 at 3:10 PM  

I would love to participate. I will have my list on my blog ASAP. My email is amandaelmore at bellsouth dot net.
Thanks,
Amanda

~christa~ said... December 21, 2007 at 4:59 PM  

I think I would like to participate - I have been thinking on it and have come up with my list. I posted my list on my blog.

~christa~

Delight said... December 22, 2007 at 3:45 PM  

I would like to participate. Here is my list:
1.Biography
2.Mystery
3.C S Lewis
4. Christian Fiction
5. Adventure
6. Made into Movies
7. Christian Classics
8. NonFiction

The Ridge School said... December 23, 2007 at 5:34 PM  

I would love to be added. I have my lists, so send me and invite and I will be happy to share what I hope to cover in 2008

Krista said... December 23, 2007 at 10:31 PM  

I'd love an invite!

Sharon said... December 24, 2007 at 6:44 PM  

Hello! I'd love to join! My list is up!
Thanks! Do audio books count? I always listen to books to & from work.

Hiker Chick said... December 25, 2007 at 10:01 PM  

I'm in! I'll post my list, too.

MLO said... December 26, 2007 at 5:49 PM  

Is it too late to join? I don't know my list(s) yet, but will be thinking about it in the next couple of days.

Pax,

MLO

raidergirl3 said... December 26, 2007 at 7:19 PM  

hiker chick, sharon, mlo:

Just make a comment with your email address (let me know if you don't want it published) and we will send you an author invite, and you can then post directly to this blog.
Can't wait to see your lists.

Leah said... December 27, 2007 at 5:16 PM  

I'm in! This sounds like so much fun!

My email is leahlutz at gmail dot com

Alyssa said... December 27, 2007 at 10:49 PM  

I'm participating! Thanks for coming up with such a fun challenge!

MLO said... December 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM  

mlo at otherinfo dot com

I'm in, but am having trouble limiting certain categories!

Angela said... December 28, 2007 at 3:54 AM  

This is terrific....I am on board and my list is posted on my blog!

Miss Spider said... December 28, 2007 at 8:41 AM  

I'd love to participate. I've posted my list at my blog!

Rational Jenn said... December 28, 2007 at 9:13 PM  

I'm in! My list is at my blog and my email is rationaljenn AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!

Nicki said... December 29, 2007 at 6:28 AM  

I cannot wait to start. I have my list posted on my blog at http://360.yahoo.com/dtmom.geo

Sherry said... December 29, 2007 at 10:00 AM  

I'm in. Thanks forthe organizational tool. I'l post to my blog, Semicolon and here, too if you'd like.

Jill said... December 29, 2007 at 7:21 PM  

Michelle, Someone posted this challenge on LibraryThing as part of her 2008 Reading Goals in the "What Are You Reading Now?" group. People really latched on to the idea and now have formed a separate LT group devoted to this challenge: http://www.librarything.com/groups/888challenge

However, I don't think they know about this blog, you and the official challenge. You may want to check it out!

=) Jill

lewintx said... December 29, 2007 at 8:48 PM  

Sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in. I'll list mine on my blog. Now, to figure out how to categorize my choices.

Cardinal Biggles said... December 30, 2007 at 12:49 AM  

Even if I don't finish, this is a great challenge to participate in. Sign me up!

My list is already posted to my LJ.

http://biggles69.livejournal.com/99965.html

JK said... December 30, 2007 at 1:06 AM  

very intriguing idea... not sure if I can really plan that much, I'm a rather impulsive book-chooser, but I'll give it some thought...

ED said... December 30, 2007 at 1:53 AM  

I am participating!!! Thanks for the blog!

teenbookreview said... December 30, 2007 at 4:55 PM  

I'd like to participate! I don't have a list yet, but this sounds awesome.

KathieM said... December 30, 2007 at 6:45 PM  

I would love to participate in this challenge. May I have an invite so I can post my list? Also is it ok if I don't have a blog?

raidergirl3 said... December 30, 2007 at 8:05 PM  

kathiem - blog is not required. I sent an invite to you, so feel free to post your list here. Can't wait to see it.

yellojkt said... December 30, 2007 at 8:35 PM  

This is quite a challenge since it requires nearly five books a month. I have to think about what categories I want to use. Add me to the participants. My blog is:

http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com/

I run a much easier challenge: Read one novel in January. I call it NaJeReMoNoMo.

TammyS said... December 30, 2007 at 11:31 PM  

I am really looking forward to this challenge. A number of the books on my list are ones I've been meaning to read and the challenge will provide that extra incentive to finally get it done in 2008!

1/ Recommendations from my sister-in-law
Bel Canto – Ann Patchet
White Teeth – Zadie Smith
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
The Last Samurai – Helen DeWitt
Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle
Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto

2/ Recommendations from my brother
Disgrace—J.M. Coetzee
The Road—Cormac McCarthy
War Trash—Ha Jin
Middlesex—Jeffrey Eugenides
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay—Michael Chabon
White Noise—Don Delillo
Slaughterhouse Five—Kurt Vonnegut
Maus—Art Spiegelman

3/ Recommendations from my best friend
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Phillip K Dick
The Wasp Factory – Ian Banks
The World According to Garp – John Irving
Affinity – Sarah Waters
Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula LeGuin
The Demolished Man – Alfred Bester

4/ Pulitzer Prize Winners
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay – Michael Chabon
Independence Day – Richard Ford
March – Geraldine Brooks
Beloved – Toni Morrison
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
The Road – Cormac McCarthy

5/ Nominated for Booker Prize
The Gathering – Ann Enright
Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee
Mr. Pip – Lloyd Jones
Night Watch – Sarah Waters
Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle
Cat's Eye – Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale – Margaret Atwood

6/ Non-Fiction
Passionate Minds – David Bodanis
Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
Letters to a Young Mathematician – Ian Stewart
Freakonomics – Levitt and Dubner
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo – Hayden Herrera

7/ Books on the "1001 Books I Must Read Before I Die" List
Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
The World According to Garp
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
Oranges are not the only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

8/ Re-imaginings
Speciman Days - Michael Cunningham
The Hours – Michael Cunningham
Wicked – Gregory Maguire
March – Geraldine Brooks
1000 Acres – Jane Smiley
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
Saints and Strangers – Angela Carter

Dy said... December 31, 2007 at 2:25 AM  

I'd love to participate in this. Will have to focus through the paint fumes and sawdust to come up with categories, though. Considering I'll probably be late in getting up to full steam, I think at least one category will be "books published post-humously". Seems appropriate. :-) What a fun idea!
Dy

CoversGirl said... December 31, 2007 at 7:59 AM  

I finally have my list! It's posted to my blog but I would love to post it here too. My email address is bibliophilic at hotmail dot com. (Stating the obvious, I know!)

Sara said... December 31, 2007 at 9:32 AM  

I'm going to do this too! My list is going up on my blog today.

Ruth in NC said... December 31, 2007 at 12:08 PM  

I would like to join. Quite a challenge but I'm in.

Ruth in NC

Detail Muse said... December 31, 2007 at 2:40 PM  

A terrific challenge, I'm in! My list is posted here.

Bridget said... December 31, 2007 at 2:51 PM  

I would like to participate. I've been looking for a good reading challenge. What do I do next?

romulantbonz said... December 31, 2007 at 4:01 PM  

I'd like to participate.

blmalmat@bellsouth.net

T'Bonz

Robin said... December 31, 2007 at 5:24 PM  

Count me it!

myjackforever said... December 31, 2007 at 11:24 PM  

I will want to participate. Thank you for this challenge! My e-mail is babyprincess716@yahoo.com because my Blogger ID won't log in.

Kristina said... January 1, 2008 at 2:02 AM  

Hi! I would like to participate. My email is k_jakab@gmx.ch

amanda said... January 1, 2008 at 7:40 AM  

Thanks for the great challenge! My list is posted on my blog. Good luck to everyone and enjoy!

LibrarianMom said... January 1, 2008 at 5:41 PM  

I'll be participating with the eight categories to be posted on my blog within the week.

Sam-Is-Mad said... January 2, 2008 at 3:51 PM  

Here is my list.
http://sam-is-mad.blogspot.com/2008/01/888-challenge.html

MAB said... January 2, 2008 at 6:35 PM  

I'd like to participate. I'll post the categories and books on my blog.

Marie said... January 2, 2008 at 7:54 PM  

Yaaa hoo! I would love to achieve this challenge -- it's a good one!

mtretiakova at earthlink dot net

Book Lover Lisa said... January 3, 2008 at 2:43 PM  

Here are my lists:

Memoir/ Biography:

1.Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azir Nafisi
2. Jane Austen; a life by David Nokes
3. Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour
4. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
5. Surprised by Joy; the Shape of My Early Life by C.S. Lewis
6. Notes from the Century Before; A Journal From British Columbia by Edward Hoagland
7. Homesick; my own story by Jean Fritz
8. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer


Health/Diet:

1. Conscious Eating by Gabriel Cousens
2. The PH Miracle by Robert O. Young
3. Genetically Engineered Food by Ronnie Cummins
4. The Jerusalem Diet by Judith Besserman (which I am suppossed to be getting an early reviewers copy of)
5. Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus
6. Lazy Person's Guide to Better Nutrition by Gordon S. Tessler (completed: 1/2/2008)
7. TBD
8. TBD


Parenting:

1. Children:The Challenge bu Rudolf Dreikurs
2. John Rosemond's Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy Healthy Children
3. Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman
4. Growing Compassionate Kids by Jan Johnson
5. The Mother Dance by Harriet Lerner
6. How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too by Sal Severe, Ph.D
7. Parenthood Without Hassles, well almost by Kevin Leman
8. Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline

Classics - Fiction:

1. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
2. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
3. Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
4. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
5. Silas Marner by George Eliot
6. The Ambassadors by Henry James
7. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
8. Middlemarch by George Eliot


Shakespeare:

1. Love's Labor Lost
2. King Henry VIII
3. The Comdey of Errors
4. The Two Noble Kinsmen
5. Antony and Cleopatra
6. The Winter's Tale
7. Cymbeline
8. Troilus and Cressida


Religion:

1. The Literary Message of Isaiah by Avraham Gileadi
2. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
3. The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
4. The Lost Language of Symbolism by Alonzo L. Gaskill
5. Believing Christ by Stephen E. Robinson
6. Following Christ by Stephen E. Robinson
7. The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
8. Surpirsed by Joy by C.S. Lewis (cross-over)

Just for fun:

1. A Pocketful of Rye A novel by A.J. Cronin
2. Brick Lane; a novel by Monica Ali
3. The Parting by Beverly Lewis
4. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
5.
6.
7.
8.


Juvenile:

1. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (completed: 1/1/2008)
2. The Theif Lord by Cornelia Funke
3. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
4. What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge
5. What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge
6. TBD
7. TBD
8. TBD

Rach said... January 3, 2008 at 6:45 PM  

now we've all started reading, do we post updates on the blog about how we're getting on rather than reviews?

thensley said... January 4, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

This is a great challenge for the new year! Sign me up! My list is posted on my blog at
theorangegirl[at]typepad.com

Phyllis said... January 4, 2008 at 5:51 PM  

I'd like to participate. How do I join?

Phyllis said... January 5, 2008 at 6:38 AM  

Here's my email: lgeleynse AT cogeco DOT com

Jones Academy said... January 5, 2008 at 3:18 PM  

Sign me up! I'm still making up my list but will post it this week on my blog.

Molly said... January 5, 2008 at 4:51 PM  

I'd love to participate. My email is in my profile. Thanks!

Teacher of One said... January 5, 2008 at 10:32 PM  

I have just posted my list on my blog. Thanks for the motivation!

http://boysplusacademy.blogspot.com/2008/01/triple-8-challenge.html

byrningbunny said... January 6, 2008 at 8:03 AM  

I'm looking forward to participating and have already created my list. Please send me an invite. Thanx

MLO said... January 6, 2008 at 4:29 PM  

Do you have a button to include on participating blogs?

trish said... January 6, 2008 at 9:10 PM  

My list is not complete yet but I would live to participate! This is a great idea and there are so many wonderful lists to glean from!

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/MamaBugs/456221/

allenacademy said... January 9, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

I'd like to participate

Sam said... January 9, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

Well, following my earlier comment (which doesn't seem to have appeared in the comments section!!) I will take part in this challenge - I am beginning to draw up a list on my blog - do visit!!

CroChelle said... January 11, 2008 at 12:15 PM  

I would also like to participate. I'm looking forward to compiling my list and getting started reading!
CroChelle

EvaB said... January 11, 2008 at 8:04 PM  

I would love to join in! My email is listed in my profile.

Susan said... January 11, 2008 at 11:35 PM  

I've got my list done, just need an invite to post it please!

ssitze@gmail.com

EvaB said... January 13, 2008 at 4:01 PM  

My email julioborko at juno.com. Thanks!

Too Hotty said... January 13, 2008 at 7:07 PM  

I decided to do this months ago and only just realized I never let anyone know. :-) I'd love an invite too. Thanks!

My reading blog isn't attached to my Blogger account. (http://www.bookyooky.com)

Keri aka kinnicchick said... January 14, 2008 at 5:37 PM  

Wow, this started way back in AUGUST??? oof. I feel so behind!

I'm still compiling my list. But it has begun. Please add me. Thank you.

Keri

Ginger said... January 17, 2008 at 6:22 AM  

I'm in...I will post my list here and on my blog also...with reviews there. fun idea!

http://gingersjourney.blogspot.com/
My email should be in my profile!!!

bookwormwhit said... January 18, 2008 at 10:15 AM  

This Challenge sounds like fun and I'd like to participate. My e-mail is whitterbehr@mchsi.com
Thanks!

Luanne said... January 21, 2008 at 11:02 PM  

I had asked a couple of questions on TWTM website, but can't find the 888 post anymore. I was wondering if there are enough easy books (I don't read at an adult level yet).

Lezlie said... January 24, 2008 at 9:05 AM  

Like many others: Better late than never! My categories are:

1. Jean Plaidy
2. Agatha Christie
3. Moore v. Robbins
4. I, Me, My (1st Person POV)
5. Bookmarks Best of 2007
6. Penguin Classics
7. Barnes & Noble Classics
8. 1001 Books You Must Read. . .

My list is posted at my blog:

http://booksnbordercollies.blogspot.com/2008/01/triple-8-challenge.html

Good luck, everyone!
Lezlie

joanna said... January 29, 2008 at 8:25 AM  

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's really late! I just started my blog today (!) so my list for this is my first entry. My categories are:
1) Books that have been on my Amazon wishlist for ages
2) Classics
3) Books in Polish
4) Prize winners
5) Creativity and spirit
6) Non-Fiction
7) Women Writers
8) On my shelf for too long

My choices are posted on http://lostinagoodstory.blogspot.com/
I don't have any overlaps but I'm sure I'll have to move things around later in the year.

i hope it's still ok for me to join you!!

Joanna

joanna said... January 29, 2008 at 10:32 AM  

oops again - a bit too excited i guess, i'm not usually this much of an airhead! My email has an underscore not a dot:

joanna underscore rydzkowska at yahoo dot com

harmonybookreviews said... February 2, 2008 at 12:54 PM  

I'm going to ATTEMPT this. I don't have a list finished yet. Can these books be overlapped with ones that I use in other challenges?

Sandra said... February 3, 2008 at 8:42 AM  

Hey this is interesting. I shall attempt this. My email is sanzgal at gmail dot com. Will come up with my list soon!

Heidi said... February 5, 2008 at 12:53 AM  

Yes, YEs, YES!!! Gotta do it!! My list is here: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=36220691&blogID=354883591&Mytoken=CFA3957F-3198-4994-AE9DFF4B79DF0B1348222733

My email: jhcckkm {at} hotmail {dot} com

Ashleigh said... February 5, 2008 at 4:54 AM  

I'm already participating in this challenge but I've changed my blog address from girlplusdirt.blogspot.com to randomfieldnotes.blogspot.com Can I also be readded to this group so that I can post? Thanks! :)

personcalledamy said... February 8, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

I'd like to participate. And an invite, please. Gmail address is emailofamy.

librarylady46 said... February 10, 2008 at 9:38 AM  

Hi,
I would love to participate and have already started reading my books. Please send in invitation.
Barbara

raidergirl3 said... February 10, 2008 at 12:34 PM  

barbara (librarylady) - if you put your email in a comment here, you can be added as an author on the blog and post to the blog. We'd love to have you join us. Let me know if you don't want your addy posted, and it can be deleted

Hope. said... February 11, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

I'd lovee to join this! I haven't made a list, but when I do I'll post it up to my blog. [:

hope.

j.c. montgomery said... February 11, 2008 at 11:42 PM  

I would like to participate please. (Better late than never!)

My list can be found here.

My email addy is cappsmontgomery AT hotmail DOT com

Thanks!

The Book Tiger said... February 12, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

I would like to participate - also better late than never. Let me know also if I can still post my list...

Sandy said... February 15, 2008 at 10:35 PM  

I know I'm a bit late but I would love to join the challenge.
I have posted my lists to my blog:
Sandy's Reading Journal - Triple 8 Challenge

Please add my name and addy to the list of participants!

Thanks a million!
Sandy
strladyATyahooDOTcom

Demetria Zinga said... February 28, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

I can't wait to get started! I was just at Barnes and Noble yesterday viewing a display case of classics and promising myself I would read a few this year.
A lady from the Well Trained Mind forums referred me here. Thanks for the opportunity!

ktruh said... March 4, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

I just found out about this challenge; is it too late to join? If not, please invite me and I will share my list. Sorry, I don't have a blog.

poodlerat said... March 5, 2008 at 2:43 PM  

I'd like to participate, if you'll add my name to the list of participants. My list is here.

I'd also like to post it on the site, if I could have an invite? My email is poodlerat AT gmail DOT com.

Thanks for organizing this great challenge!

Amberwitch said... March 6, 2008 at 7:34 AM  

I would like to participate and post my list here. If it is not too late?

raidergirl3 said... March 8, 2008 at 1:07 PM  

ktruh and amberwitch - if you put your email in a comment here, you can be added as an author on the blog and post to the blog. We'd love to have you join us. Let me know if you don't want your addy posted, and it can be deleted

jen said... March 15, 2008 at 10:00 PM  

hi, I too would like to give this a go. I'm found at http://litzilla.blogspot.com/

here is my list!
8 of 2008 challenge

old dead guys
1. sir Walter Scott- Ivanhoe
2. john Steinbeck- Cannery Row
3. F. Scott Fitzgerald- Tender is the night
4. Ernest Hemingway- a farewell to arms
5. D. H. Laurence- lady Chatterley’s lover
6. Charles Dickens- a tale of two cities
7. Mark Twain- a Yankee in king Arthur’s court
8. James Joyce- Ulysses

Crazy dead ladies
1. Virginia Wolffe- Mrs Dollaway
2. Edith Wharton- the old maid
3. Iris Murdoch- Under the net
4. Jane Austen- Mansfield park
5. Edna Ferber- giant
6. pearl s. buck- pavilion of woman
7. Irène Némirovsky-suite francaise
8. George Elliot- Middlemarch

Mystery Mystery
1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- Sherlock Holmes
2. Agatha Christie- and then there were none
3. Janet Evanovich- four to score
4. Sue Graffton- h is for homicide
5. Laura lipman- the last place
6. Kate Mosse- the labyrinth
7. Kate Atkenson- one good turn
8. L.J. Sellers- the sex club

The books that take up shelf room
1. J. D salenger- Fanney and Zooey
2. Zadie smith- The autograph man
3. John Barth- The Floating Opera
4. Wally lamb- shes come undone
5. Sue Monk Kidd- the secret life of bees
6 Rohinton Mistry- A fine balance
7. Kent haruf- eventide
8. Tim o’brien- The things they carried

Something new
1. Elizabeth Noble- Things I want my daughters to know
2. Jasper fforde- Thursday next
3. Mark Helprin- Freddy and Fredericka
4. Rebecca Wells- the ya-yas in bloom
5. Mark Helprin- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
6. Gregory Maguire- son of a witch
7. Geraldine brooks- March
8. Carlos Ruiz Zafón- Shadow of the wind

Books I waited all of 2006 to read
1. John Kennedy O’toole Confederacy of dunces
2. Banana Yoshimoto- kitchen
3. Umberto echo- the name of the rose
4. Jonathan Saffron Foer-everything is illuminated
5. Nicole krauss- history of love
6. Christopher moore- the stupidest angel
7. joanne harris-coastliners
8. Arturo perez reverte the Flanders panel

Sci fi/ Fantasy
1. C.S Lewis- Screwtype letters
2. Robert A. Heinlein- Stranger in a strange land
3. J. k. Rowling- Harry Potter
4. J.rr Tolkien- lord of the rings(the fellowship)
5. Ray Bradbury- Fahrenheit 451
6. Audrey Niffinegger- the time travelers wife
7. Phillp Pullman- the golden compass
8 Gregory Maguire- wicked

Books to movies
1. Anne prolux- The Shipping News
2. Boris Pasternak- Dr. Zhivago,
3. Mona simpson- anywhere but here
4. Toni Morison- Beloved
5. Charles Frazer- cold Mountain
6. Richard Russo- Empire Falls
7. Candice bushnell- lipstick jungle
8. Chuck Palahniuk-fight club

Brianna Hair Haggard said... March 20, 2008 at 4:13 PM  

Hi,

I would like to join the 888 group. Can you please add my name so that I can post?

Thanks,
Brianna

CMBohn said... March 24, 2008 at 11:03 AM  

I want to sign up too! I am doing this challenge over at Library Thing, but I wanted to sign up here too.

raidergirl3 said... March 25, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

brianna and cmbohn -

Just make a comment with your email address (let me know if you don't want it published) and we will send you an author invite, and you can then post directly to this blog.
Can't wait to see your lists.

Susan said... March 26, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

HI 3M - I updated my list, but somehow did it on the original list I have with you back in October....I also moved my list that was on my blog sidebar to an blog post, to make it easier to find - http://susanflynn.blogspot.com/2008/03/888-reading-challenge-2008.html
this is the updated list for today,with some changes and the books read marked "done". I'm having fun with this challenge, I picked so many books I wanted to read!! thanks, hope you're having fun too!

Mad Scrapper said... March 31, 2008 at 9:05 AM  

Very excited to be participating in this challenge. Looking to read some genres I've not read before. Please send me an invite. This is a great excuse to go book shopping tomorrow!

naida said... April 3, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

hi, i'd love to join!
my email is naidascrochet AT yahoo.com
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said... April 27, 2008 at 2:40 PM  

I'd like to join! I'll have to think a while about my list, though.

shaverms AT comcast DOT net

Medbie said... May 11, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

Is it too late to join? I know we're 5 months into the year, but I've just discovered reading challenges and am super interested in this one too!

medbie at my way dot com

EvaB and VickiMac said... June 11, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

I have made my list and have been plugging away at it but was very slow in signing up. I attempted to respond to the invite tonight and it has expired! Ummmm- can I do it again?
julioborko at juno dot com

Kelsey said... June 13, 2008 at 7:58 PM  

Hey. I'm joining WAY late, but i'm doing it!

My list is here.

enigmatic said... June 16, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

I know it is half way over, but I still want to do it. Is that okay?

This is my list. http://dazzlingaspiration.blogspot.com/2008/06/888-challenge.html

jhcckkm said... July 19, 2008 at 3:33 AM  

I completed the challenge. YAHOO!!

My list is at:
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=36220691&blogID=416186191&Mytoken=56FB503A-332A-45C0-B7E8D5F491CD778195991530

Thanks,
Heidi

jhcckkmAThotmailDOTcom

Aga said... July 25, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

I would like to join, if it's still possible. Here is my e-mail: enga@gazeta.pl. Together with my name there is a link to my 75 books challenge site. What shall I do next?

Jules said... August 6, 2008 at 10:12 PM  

I will join in this e-mail is Dobson.J.M@gmail.com Blog is
http://juliebooks.blogspot.com/

Intergalactic Bookworm said... August 9, 2008 at 4:22 PM  

I thought that I had already signed up for this one. It will overlap good with another challenge that I am participating in, but I cannot think of the name of it. Judy

Jules said... August 12, 2008 at 4:26 PM  

I'm in. Here's a link my blog post that lists my challenge selections.

http://juliebooks.blogspot.com/2008/08/update-888-challege.html

Along with a list. I'll post reviews on my blog, and you can see my progress from the side bar. Good luck all.

My List!

Classics

1 – Catch 22- Joseph Heller
2 – Great Gatsby – Scott. F. Fitzgerald
3 – Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
4 - Girl with a Pearl Earning- Tracey Chevaller
5 – Great Expectations – Charles Dickons
6 – The Waves – Virginia Woolf
7 – Utopia – Sir Thomas Moore
8 – Breakfast of Champions- Kurt Vonnegut

19th Century Women Writers

1 - Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
2 - Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
3 - Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
4 - Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
5 – Manesfield Park – Jane Austen
6 – The Yellow Wallpaper and other writings – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
7 - Final Harvest –Emily Dickenson
8 – The Awakening – Kate Chopin

European Authors

1 - Anybody Out There Marian Keyes
2 – Always and Forever – Cathy Kelley
3 – Les Miserables – Victor Hugo***
4 –Louise de la Valliere – Alexander Dumas
5- The Game of Kings – First in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles – Dorthey Dunett
6- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
7-The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux***
8- Emma- Jane Austen

Historical Fiction

1 – Thread of Grace – Mary Doria Russell
2 – Captian Corelli’s Mandolin – Loius de Bernieres
3 – The Book Thief***
4 - The Other Boleyn Girl ***
5 – A Break With Charity: A Story of the Salem Witch Trials – Ann Rinaldi
6 – Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
7 – Ship Fever – Andrea Barrett
8- Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution – Lucia St. Clair Robinson

Authors with the first/last name beginning with the letter J

1 - Shades of Grey – Jessica James
2 – Catcher in the Rye J.D Salinger
3 – The Wheel of Time: Crown of Swords Robert Jordan
4 – Ulyssess – James Joyce
5 – Comfort Food – Kate Jacobs
6 – Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult
7 – Children of Men – P.D James
8 - The Children of Hurin – J.R.R Tolkien

Fantasy

1 - Elemental Magic- Shannon Shin
2 – The Outstretched Shadow- Mercedes Lackey
3 – Elvenborn –Andre Norton
4 –Mistborn –Brandon Sanderson
5 – Wizards First Rule –Terry Goodkind
6 – Chronicles of Narnia – C.S Lewis
7 – The Wishsong of Shannara – Terry Brooks
8 – Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice

Short Stories/Novella Collections

1 – Runaway – Alice Munro
2 - Winter Moon – Mercedes Lackey
3 – Sunday Night Book Club
4 – Nine Stories – J.D Salinger
5 – Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illustrations – Neil Gailmen
6 – Dubliners – James Joyce
7 – Taking Pictures – Ann Enright
8- The Complete short stories of Ernest Hemingway – Ernest Hemingway

Revisiting the Past (Re-Reads)

1 – Harry Potter 1 & 2
2 – Harry Potter 3 & 4
3 – Harry Potter 5 & 6
4 – Harry Potter 7
5 – The Hobbit
6 –LOTR – The Fellowship of the Ring
7 – LOTR – Two Towers
8 – LOTR – Return of the King

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