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Since my list is not completely firm, I’m using TBD (to be determined) and * to denote when books may overlap challenges and/or categories.

Category 1: Eight of the Top 100 Sellers of 2007 Barnes and Noble
1. Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
3. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
4. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
5. Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
6. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (memoir)
7. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
(possible substitute: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell)

Category 2: Graphic Novels, some manga (or Illustrated Novel)
1. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
2. The Arrival Shaun Tan
3. Barefoot Gen Volume One: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima by Keiji Nakazawa
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
5. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
6. Mouseguard: Fall 1152 by David Peterson
7. Yotsuba by Azuma Kiyohiko
8. TBD

Category 3: Historical Fiction
1. The Alchemist’s Daughter: A Novel by Katharine McMahon
2. Gilbert & Sullivan Set Me Free by Kathleen Karr (YA)
3. Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
4. Jacob’s Ladder A Story of Virginia During the War by Donald McCaig
5. Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig
6. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel by Michael Chabon (alternative history really, but why quibble since I want to read it)
7. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
8. TBD

Category 4: Myth-like and Fairy Tale-esque Stories
1. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
2. Cupid by Julius Lester
3. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
4. I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
5. River Secrets by Shannon Hale
6. The Secret History of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck
7. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
8. TBD

Category 5: Picture Books
1. Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
2. Jack of All Tails by Kim Norman
3. Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems
4. The Magic Rabbit, written and illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate
5. Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
6. Psst! by Adam Rex
7. The Secret Life of Walter Kitty by Barbara Jean HIcks, illustrated by Dan Santat
8. There’s a Yak in my Bed!, Lillian Kay Pluta
(possible substitutions: The Hound from the Pound by Jessica Swaim or “Do Unto Otters” by Laurie Keller)

Category 6: Science fiction (one) and a bunch (seven) of fantasy books
1. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
2. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell
3. Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce
4. Hallowmere-In the Serpent’s Coils by Tiffany Trent
5. Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger
6. Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
7. New Policeman by Kate Thompson
8. Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr

Category 7: Sports Fiction (children’s/young adult)
1. The Brave by Robert Lipsyte
2. Hail Caesar by Thu Huong Ha
3. Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
4. The Perfect Shot by Elaine Marie Alphin
5. Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge
6. Slam by Nick Hornby *
7. Slot Machine by Chris Lynch
8. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
(possible substitution: Heat by Mike Lupica)

Category 8: Young Adult Books (I am overlapping this category with the Young Adult Book Challenge 2008)

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
2. Deadline by Chris Crutcher
3. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
4. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
5. Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
6. Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
7. Slam by Nick Hornby
8. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
9. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
10. A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
11. Tyrell by Coe Booth
12. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Possible Substitute Categories: Books in a Series, Unread books by favorite authors, Chapter books

Posted by L at 11/21/2007 09:15:00 PM


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