KathieM's 888 Challenge

Nora Roberts
1. Born in Fire
2. Born in Ice
3. Born in Shame
4. The Villa
5. Rebellion
6. Blood Brothers
7. High Noon
8. Northern Lights

1. Play Dirty - Sandra Brown
2. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
3. The Winter Lodge - Susan Wiggs
4. Shadow Dance - Julie Garwood
5. something by Barbara Taylor Bradford
6. Natural Born Charmer - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
7. Mad Dash - Patricia Gaffney
8. Susannah's Garden - Debbie Macomber

Read It Again
1. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell *
2. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon *
3. The Godfather - Mario Puzo
4. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
5. Rich Man, Poor Man - Irwin Shaw
6. Through A Glass Darkly - Karleen Koen
7. Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow
8.Little House in the Big Woods - Laura Ingalls Wilder

In Their Shoes
1. I Feel Bad About My Deck - Nora Ephron
2. A Pirate Looks at Fifty - Jimmy Buffet
3. Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls
4. No Ordinary Time - Doris Kearns Goodwin
5. Elizabeth - J. Randy Taraborrelli
6. Ava Gardner - Lee Server
7. Ingrid - Charlotte Chandler
8. America's Queen - Sarah Bradford

English Historical Fiction
1. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
2. I, Elizabeth - Rosalind Miles
3. Innocent Traitor - Alison Weir
4. Here Be Dragons - Sharon Kay Penman
5. The Winter Mantle - Elizabeth Chadwick
6. The Tea Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
7. The Courts of Love - Jean Plaidy
8. The Founding - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Civil War Fiction
1. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
2. These Is My Words - Nancy E. Turner
3. Sarah's Quilt - Nancy E. Turner
4. Star Garden - Nancy E. Turner
5. Widow of the South
6. Cold Mountain
7. The March - E.L. Doctorow
8. Savannah - John Jakes

Colonial Fiction
1. The Widow's War - Sally Gunning
2. The Winthrop Woman - Anya Seton
3. Into the Wilderness - Sarah Donati
4. Shadowbrook - Beverly Swerling
5. Speaks the Nightbird - Robert McCammon
6. Hearts and Bones - Margaret Lawrence
7. The Last Witchfinder - James Morrow
8. 1776 - David McCullough

Armchair Traveller
1. Italian Lover - Italy
2. Thousand Splendid Suns - Afganistan
3. Snow Flower & The Secret Fan - Japan
4.Pillars of the Earth * - England
5.Abundance - France
6. Eat, Pray, Love - India
7. The Kitchen Boy - Russia
8. Trinity - Ireland

Posted by KathieM at 12/31/2007 03:30:00 PM 0 comments

Becky's List

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

Eight books by Asian and/or Asian-American authors


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 :)


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

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.)


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


Posted by Becky at 12/30/2007 02:05:00 PM 1 comments

Leah's List

8 History Books
1. Mistress of the Elgin Marbles
2. Walk Through the Bible **
3. A Short History of Nearly Everything
4. The Odyssey **
5. Cat of Bubastes **
6. Desire of the Everlasting Hills
7. The Gifts of the Jews
8. Shakespeare **

8 Novels
1. Washington Square
2. Persuasion
3. Cry, the Beloved Country
4. Lake Wobegon Days
5. Love in a Time of Cholera
6. The Silence
7. Middlemarch
8. Voyage of the Dawn Treader **

8 Mysteries
1. Maisie Dobbs
2. Murder on the Orient Express
3. Father Brown
4. The Name of the Rose
5. Lord Peter Wimsey book
6. Mary Russell Mystery

8 School Related
1. Cat of Bubastes **
2. Voyage of the Dawn Treader **
3. As You Like It
4. Till We Have Faces
5. The Odyssey **
6. The Tempest
7. Reading Like a Writer **
8. Walk Through the Bible **

8 Non-Fiction
1. Shakespeare, by Bryson **
2. Summer at Tiffany
3. Reading Like a Writer **
4. Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog
5. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
6. How to Read a Book
7. Small is Beautiful
8. Conflict of Visions

8 Food Books
1. The Perfectionist, Life and Death in Haute Cuisine
2. The 64 Dollar Tomato
3. Blithe Tomato
4. My Life in France
5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
6. Dining Out on Adventure
7. Humble Pie
8. Epitaph for a Peach

8 Book Club Books
1. The Future and its Enemies
2. Stop Dating the Church **

8 Religious Books
1. Screwtape Letters
2. The Cost of Discipleship
3. Orthodoxy
4. Mere Christianity
5. Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance
6. Steering Through Chaos
7. For the Life of the World
8. Stop Dating the Church **

Leah at Nourishing Body and Soul

Posted by Leah at 12/29/2007 01:12:00 AM 0 comments

Wendy's List

Chick Lit
Remember Me Sophie Kinsella
Girl's Night In ed Lauren Henderson
Size 12 is not Fat Meg Cabot
Size 14 is not Fat Either Meg Cabot
Little Lady, Big Apple Hester Browne
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Austenland Shannon Hale
Mr Darcy Takes a Wife Linda Berdoll

Beatrix Potter :A Life in Nature Linda Lear
Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Bill Bryson
Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
Too Close to the Falls Catherine Gildiner
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
Animal Vegetable Miracle Barbara Kingsolver
Marley and Me John Grogan
Come Back Claire and Mia Fontaine

Mere Christianity CS Lewis
Screwtape Letters CS Lewis
Here I stand: A life of Martin Luther Roland Bainton
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald
The Mission of Motherhood Sally Clarkson
The Ministry of Motherhood Sally Clarkson
Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World Vicki Courtney

Holly Black
Nixie's Song
Lucinda's Secret
The Ironwood Tree
The Wrath of Mulgrath
The Seeing Stone
The Field Guide

Historical Fiction
1776 David McCullough
Rhett Butler's People Donald McCraig
Outlander Diana Gabaldon
Mr Darcy Takes a Wife Linda Berdoll
The Other Boleyn Girl Phillippa Gregory
Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

Books I Never Finished
Outlander Diana Gabaldon
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
100 Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Golden Compass Philip Pullman
The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman
Animal Vegetable Miracle Barbara Kingsolver

Books Made Into Movies
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Stardust Neil Gaiman
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Breakfast at Tiffany's Truman Capote
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
The Outsiders SE Hinton
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabrial Garcia Marquez

American Gods Neil Gaiman
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Douglas Adams
Life, The Universe and Everything Douglas Adams
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish Douglas Adams
Mostly Harmless Douglas Adams
The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde
Lost in a Good Book Jasper Fforde


Posted by Wendy @ WMF at 12/28/2007 09:33:00 PM 0 comments

Question on Rules

Maybe I'm being too technical about this, but I'm new to the idea of reading challenges and want to be sure I understand what counts and what doesn't...

1. Do books begun in 2007 and finished in 2008 count towards the challenge?

2. When you have multiple novels in the same physical volume, do you count each work separately, or do they count as one book because they are bound together? Likewise, what about collections of plays?

Thanks in advance for clarifying this.

Posted by Anonymous at 12/28/2007 08:41:00 AM 1 comments

Krista W.'s list

Hi, everyone! I'm Krista W., I try to read 50 books a year, and here's my list for 2008:
Edit: Krista L. is smarter than me and had the bright idea to use her last initial. Just to keep things clear, I, too, will use my last initial. So that makes me Krista W.

Banned Books:
1. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
2. Lolita, Vladmir Nabokov
3. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
4. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kessy
6. Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence
7. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
8. Sophie's Choice, William Styron

Books By British & South African Authors
1. July's People, Nadine Gordimer
2. Age of Iron, J.m Coetzee
3. Ah, but Your Land is Beautiful, Alan Paton
4. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
5. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
6. Animal Farm, George Orwell
7. Children of Men, P.D. James
8. Atonement, Ian McEwan

Books I've Started But Not Finished:
1. An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser
2. Jazz, Toni Morrison
3. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
4. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
5. Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
6. Flowers in the Attic, V.C. Andrews
7. To The Lighthouse, Virgina Woolf
8. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

Oprah's Book Club Books:
1. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
2. Middlesex, Jeffery Eugenides
3. A Million Little Pieces, James Frey
4. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
5. The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve
6. The Road, Cormac McCarthy
7. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
8. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

Non-Fiction Books:
1. Teacher Man, Frank McCourt
2. Marley & Me, John Grogan
3. Mystery & Manners, Flannery O'Connor
4. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Ishmael Beah
5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
6. Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom
7. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan
8. How To Read Literature Like A Professor, Thomas Foster

Banned Young Adult Books:
1. We All Fall Down, Robert Cormier
2. Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson
3. My Brother Sam is Dead, James Lincoln Collier
4. Summer of My German Soldier, Bette Greene
5. How to Eat Fried Worms, Thomas Rockwell
6. James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
7. Killing Mr. Griffin, Lois Duncan
8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

Books By My Favorite Authors:
1. Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor
2. Where Are You Now?, Mary Higgins Clark
3. Small Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver
4. Saving Fish From Drowning, Amy Tan
5. Mercy, Jodi Picoult
6. Jessica, Bryce Courtenay
7. Drop City, T.C. Boyle
8. Jo's Boys, Lousia May Alcott

Books From My Mom's Bookshelf:
1. Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence [overlap]
2. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner [overlap]
3. How To Read Literature Like A Professor, Thomas Foster [overlap]
4. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Ishmael Beah [overlap]
5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin [overlap]
6. East of Eden, John Steinbeck [overlap]
7. TBD
8. TBD

Posted by Krista at 12/24/2007 12:22:00 PM 0 comments

Krista L.'s Challenge List

Edit: I will use Krista L, in order to differentiate from the other Krista.

I will continue to edit this to add links and mark the ones I own. There are no overlaps :)

  1. Social Sciences/Social Commentary
    1. Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain - Elio Frattaroli, MD **
    2. Love you to Pieces: Creative Writers on Raising A Child with Special Needs - Suzanne Kamata @@
    3. Children's Mental Health: Creating Systems of Care in a Changing Society (Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health) - Beth A. Stroul (Editor) @@
    4. Bipolar Kids: Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood Storm - Rosalie Greenberg
    5. Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage - Kathryn Edin & Maria Kefalas
    6. Killer Woman Blues: Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Gender and Power - Benjamin DeMott &&
    7. The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) - Rachel Maines &&
    8. How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok - Glenn Greenwald ++

  1. Nebula winning authors
    1. Dune - Frank Herbert &&
    2. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
    3. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
    4. Ringworld - Larry Niven
    5. The Healer's War - Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    6. The Speed of Dark - Elizabeth Moon
    7. The Quantum Rose - Catherine Asaro
    8. Parable of the Talents - Octavia Butler

  1. Hugo winning authors
    1. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    2. Trillion Year Spree- Brian Aldiss
    3. Downbelow Station - CJ Cherryh
    4. Foundation's Edge- Isaac Asimov
    5. Doomsday Book- Connie Willis
    6. Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
    7. The Fountains of Paradise - Arthur C. Clarke
    8. Gateway - Frederick Pohl

  1. Non-Fiction
    1. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and Human Spirit - Al Gore
    2. The Assault on Reason - Al Gore
    3. Sex in America - Edward Laumann
    4. Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth about Health and Exercise - Gina Kolata
    5. He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know - Jessica Valenti
    6. Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
    7. Lonely Planet Road Trip California Highway 1 - Paige Penland
    8. Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes And The Myth Of The Slut - Emily White

  1. Biography/Memoir
    1. Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America And American in Iran - Azadeh Moaveni
    2. Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
    3. Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? (True Adventures in Cult Fandom) - Allyson Beatrice
    4. Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Richard Rodriguez
    5. The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker - Eric Liu
    6. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    7. The Life of Charlotte Bronte - Elizabeth Gaskell and Angus Easson
    8. From Rage To Reason: My Life In Two Americas - Janet Langhart Cohen

  1. Pre-1900 Literature
    1. Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy
    2. The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
    3. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
    4. Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
    5. Middlemarch - George Eliot
    6. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    7. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
    8. Sybil - Benjamin Disraeli

  1. Chick Lit
    1. Queen of Babble - Meg Cabot
    2. How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell about it - Rhett Ellis
    3. Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella
    4. Learning Curves: A Novel of Sex, Suits, and Secret Affairs - Gemma Townley
    5. The Waitress - Melissa Nathan
    6. Queen of Babble in the Big City - Meg Cabot
    7. There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble -Laurie Notaro
    8. We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle - Celia Rivenbark

  1. Religion/Spirituality
    1. Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't - Stephen Prothero
    2. Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places - Peter Nabokov
    3. Letter to a Christian Nation - Sam Harris
    4. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
    5. Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence - Greg Cajete & Leroy Little Bear
    6. To Re-Enchant the World: A Philosophy of Unitarian Universalism - Richard Grigg
    7. Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning - Scotty McLennan
    8. Irish Wedding Traditions: Using Your Irish Heritage to Create the Perfect Wedding
**I own
++ I can borrow from someone
@@ I really want to own
&& Library Time

Posted by Krista Long at 12/23/2007 09:16:00 PM 0 comments

Chanticleer's List

I've picked my books for the 888 Reading Challenge and In Their Shoes Reading Challenge. The overlapping titles are in color.

Books by TARAns
1. Scream for Me, Karen Rose
2. True Pretenses, Karen Lingefelt
3. Good Girls Don't, Kelley St. John
4. Phantom Pleasures, Julie Leto
5. Kill Me Twice, Roxanne St. Claire
6. The Quest for the Holy Veil, Kimberly Llewellyn
7. The Twisted Trail, L. W. Rogers
8. Atlantis Unleashed, Alyssa Day

Memoirs, Biographies, and Autobiographies (In Their Shoes!)
1. Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis, Terry W. Glaspey
2. Statesman and Saint: The Principled Politics of William Wilberforce, David J. Vaughan
3. Roman Lives, Plutarch
4. The Parish Papers, George MacDonald
5. Undaunted Courage, Stephen Ambrose (Lewis & Clark)
6. Stephen King, On Writing
7. Travels with Charley in Search of America, John Steinbeck
8. The Pirate Hunter – The True Story of Captain Kidd, Richard Zacks

Award Winners (eight different awards)
1. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (Pulitzer)
2. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card (Nebula Award)
3. Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (Hugo Award)
4. Bootlegger's Daughter, Margaret Maron (Agatha)
5. Lisey's Story, Stephen King (Bram Stoker)
6. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold (Richard and Judy Best Read Award)
7. The Devil to Pay (RITA)
8. Citizen Vince, Jess Walter (Edgar)

Fantasy/Science Fiction (including Romantic Fantasy)
1. Dark Celebration, Christine Feehan
2. The Hollow, Nora Roberts
3. Sizzle and Burn, Jayne Ann Krentz
4. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
5. Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card
6. A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
7. A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin
8. A Storm of Swords, George. R. R. Martin

Religion/Philosophy/Christian Living
1. Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyon
2. Pilgrim's Regress, C. S. Lewis
3. Stepping Heavenward, Elizabeth Prentiss
4. Hind's Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard
5. The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
6. Pray with Your Eyes Open, Richard Pratt
7. Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, John Milton
8. The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis

1 Animal Farm, George Orwell
2. We, Yevgeny Zamyatin
3. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
4. 1984, George Orwell
5. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
6. The Giver, Lois Lowry
7. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
8. The Stand, Stephen King

Thrillers (Including Romantic Suspense)
1. The Last Goodbye, Reed Arvin
2. The Good Guy, Dean Koontz
3. Scream for Me, Karen Rose
4. Predatory Game, Christine Feehan
5. Shadow Dance, Julie Garwood
6. Have You Seen Her? Karen Rose
7. The Monk, Matthew Lewis
8. Shadow Music, Julie Garwood

Written before 1940
1. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (1939)
2. Paradise Lost (1667) and Paradise Regained (1671), John Milton
3. Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyon (1678)
4. Evelina, Frances Burney (1778)
5. The Monk, Matthew Lewis (1796)
6. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (1818)
7. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
8. The Parish Papers, George MacDonald (1867-1872)

Posted by Chanticleer at 12/22/2007 05:22:00 PM 0 comments

Kara 888

I haven't completed my list yet because I am trying to coordinate some of the reading with other challenges that I belong to. I only have 3 duplicates so far. I'd like to try not to get anymore. I have a personal goal of reading 100 books a year - so the more different ones I can read the better to reach my goal.

All my reviews can be found here.

Here is what I have:

Young Adult
1. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
2. The Trumpet of the Swan - E.B. White
3. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin
4. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5. Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers
6. Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling Completed 02/08/08
7. Absolutely True Diary... - Sherman Alexie
8. Twilight - Stephanie Meyer

1. The Trumpet of the Swan - E.B. White
2. The Animal Dialogues - Craig Childs
3. Rescuing Sprite - Mark R. Levin
4. Marley and Me - John Grogan
5. Merle's Door - Ted Kerasote

Favorite Authors
1. Barbara Delinsky
2. Nicholas Sparks
3. Kinley MacGregor
4. A Painted House - John Grisham Completed 01/21/08
5. Never Change - Elizabeth Berg Completed 04/13/08
6. Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris Completed 03/26/08

Nora Roberts
1. Dance Upon the Air
2. Midnight Bayou Completed 01/03/08
3. Carolina Moon
4. Blue Dahlia Completed 06/16/08
5. High Noon Completed 02/19/08
6. Jewels of the Sun Completed 4/24/08

1st in a Series
1. Agatha Raisin and Quiche of Death - M.C. Beaton Completed 3/14/08
2. Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris Completed 3/26/08
3. The Face of Deception - Iris Johansen Completed 6/18/08

1. Burnt Offering - Laurell K. Hamilton
2. Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
3. Aunt Dimity's Good Deed - Nancy Atherton Completed 6/1/08
4. Dark Fire - Christine Feehan Completed 1/25/08
5. Seize the Night - Sherrilyn Kenyon
6. "C" is for Corpse - Sue Grafton Completed 4/7/08
7. One For the Money - Janet Evanovich
8. White Lies - Jayne Ann Krentz Completed 3/6/08

1. The Killing Dance - Laurell K. Hamilton Completed 3/04/08
2. Dracula - Bram Stoker Completed 2/12/08
3. The Dream Thief - Shana Abe Completed 6/29/08
4. Dark Fire - Christine Feehan Completed 1/25/08
5. The Smoke Thief - Shana Abe Completed 4/15/08
6. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer Completed 4/9/08
7. Jacob: The Nightwalker - Jacquelyn Frank Completed 1/12/08
8. Dead Perfect - Amanda Ashley Completed 3/12/08

19th Century Literature
1. Dracula - Bram Stoker Completed 2/12/08
2. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
4. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
5. The Wolf Leader - Alexandre Dumas
6. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
7. Lorna Doone - Richard Blackmore
8. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Posted by Kara at 12/15/2007 02:21:00 PM 0 comments

Alyson's 888

Category 1: Austen-related books
1. Persuasion by Jane Austen
2. Northhanger Abbey by Jane Austen
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
5. Emma by Jane Austen
6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
7. Austenland by Shannon Hale
8. Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange

Category 2: Woman Authors
1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
3. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
4. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
5. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier
6. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
7. Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott
8. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Category 3: Margaret Atwood
1. Cat's Eye
2. Handmaid's Tale (completed 1/1/2008)
3. The Blind Assassin
4. Oryx and Crake
5. The Penelopiad
6. Alias Grace
7. The Robber Bride
8. The Edible Woman

Category 4: Terry Pratchett
1. The Colour of Magic
2. The Light Fantastic
3. Sourcery
4. Faust Eric
5. Interesting Times
6. The Last Continent
7. The Last Hero
8. Small Gods

Category 5: Made Into Movies
1. P.S., I Love You by Cecilia Ahearn
2. Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott
3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Husseini
5. Emma by Jane Austen
6. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
7. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
8. Atonement by Ian McEwan

Category 6: Nora Roberts
1. Morrigan's Cross
2. Dance of the Gods
3.Valley of Silence
4. Key of Light
5. Key of Knowledge
6. Key of Valor
7. Blood Brothers
8. The Hollow
9. The Pagan Stone

Category 7: Wizards
1. HP and the Sorcerer's Stone
2. HP and the Chamber of Secrets
3. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. HP and the Goblet of Fire
5. HP and the Order of the Phoenix
6. HP and the Half-Blood Prince
7. HP and the Deathly Hallows
8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Category 8: TBR (for a year or more)
1. Fahrenheit-451 by Ray Bradbury
2. The World According to Garp by John Irving
3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Husseini
6. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
7. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
8. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Posted by alethe16 at 12/15/2007 11:43:00 AM 0 comments

~nsr~ Challenge List!

Hi! It's my first year joining this challenge. Here's my list! I hope I won't make any more changes.

Historical Fiction
The Blood of Flowers Anita Amirrezvani
March Geraldine Brooks
A Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks
Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini*
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini*
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak
Fingersmith Sarah Waters

Alias Grace Margaret Atwood
Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
A Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray

Children's books
Anne of Green Gables, Montgomery
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
The Giver, Lois Lowry
Matilda, Roald Dahl
The Enchanted Castle, E Nesbit
The Borrowers, Mary Norton

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis

Books about books
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly
Sixpence House, Paul Collins
Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
Booked to Die, John Dunning*
The Ghost Writer, John Harwood
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Lewis Buzbee

84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hauff
Bookseller of Kabul
Reading Lolita in Tehran

1st in a Series
Aunt Dimity's Death, Nancy Atherton
The Neon Rain, James Lee Burke
The Bone Collector, Jeffrey Deaver
Booked to Die, John Dunning*
A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton
Knots & Crosses, Ian Rankin
Along Came a Spider, James Patterson
Various Haunts of Men, Susan Hill

19th Century Women Writers
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
Persuasion, Jane Austen
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte
Lucy Gayheart, Willa Cather
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen*
Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell

Sense & Sensibility, Jane Austen
North & South, Elizabeth Gaskell

Speculative fiction
Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Waterland by Graham Swift
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Ben Okri The Famished Road
Haruki Murakami End of the World
Isabel Allende House of Spirits

TBR Books
Waterland Graham Swift
Brief History of The Dead Kevin Brockmeier
Mansfield Park Jane Austen*
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini*
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini*
The Pilgrimage Paulo Coelho
Seduction of Water Carol Goodman
The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield

Surfacing Margaret Atwood
London Bridges James Patterson
Innocent Man John Grisham

Margaret Atwood
Handmaid's Tale
The Tent
Oryx & Crake
Alias Grace
Blind Assassin
Cat's Eye

Wilderness Tips

Posted by ~nsr~ at 12/13/2007 07:50:00 AM 0 comments

Alix's List

It was quite daunting making this list but now it is done I feel very organised and excited. I love this challenge it is such a great idea. I'm sure I can read a book a week!


  1. A short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson
  2. Painting as a Pastime - Winston Churchill
  3. Agatha Christie: The biography - Laura Thompson
  4. Edith Wharton - Hermione Lee
  5. Mad, bad and dangerous to know - Ranulph Fiennes
  6. Nellas Last war - Richard Boarch and Suzie Fleming
  7. I nevr knew that about England - Christopher Winn
  8. War time scrapbook From Blitz to Victory 1939-1945 - Robert Opie

  1. Mr Darcy's Diary - Maya Slater
  2. Rachel's Holiday - Marion Keyes
  3. Eragon - Christopher Paolini
  4. P.s I love you - Ceceila Ahern
  5. A kingdom of Dreams - Judith McNaught
  6. The uncommon Reader - Alan Bennet
  7. Inkheart - Corneila Funke
  8. Falling for you - Jill Mansell
Book Club
  1. The Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls
  2. TBA
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  8. TBA
Historical Fiction
  1. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  2. A thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
  3. Suite Francasie - Irene Nemirovsky
  4. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons CROSS READ
  5. The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford CROSS READ
  6. Persuasion - Jane Austen
  7. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  8. Winter in Madrid - C J Sansom
Re -Reads
  1. Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
  2. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman
  3. The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman
  4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  5. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
  6. The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford
  7. Hideous Kinky - Ester Freud
  8. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
  1. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald CROSS READ
  2. Barometer Rising - Hugh MacLennan
  3. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen CROSS READ
  4. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James CROSS READ
  5. The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson CROSS READ
  6. Washington Square - Henry James
  7. Pursuasion - Jane Austen CROSS READ
  8. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen CROSS READ
Catch My eye

  1. The careful use of compliments - Alexander McCall Smith
  2. TBA
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  8. TBA
  1. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
  2. The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl
  4. The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
  5. Sweet Cyprus - Agatha Christe
  6. Endless Night - Agatha Christie
  7. Passenger to Frankfurt - Agatha Christie
  8. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich - Completed

Posted by Alix at 12/07/2007 05:11:00 PM 4 comments

888 List for Tressa/An Infinitude of Books

Hi all! This is my first reading challenge, and I’m thrilled to be here.

Here’s my list for the 888 Challenge without overlaps. I’ll only do overlaps if I’m in trouble around November of 2008. Who knows what the year will bring, right? But I’m going to try to do the full 64.

I. Non-Fiction:

1. Ghosts of Vesuvius by Charles Pellegrino
2. The Female Thing by Laura Kipnis
3. Body Brokers : Inside America's Underground Trade In Human Remains by Annie Cheney
4. Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Jentz
5. Dumbing Us Down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto
6. Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves
7. Working by Studs Terkel
8. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

II. Young Adult Fiction:

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
2. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
3. The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
4. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
5. Deerskin by Robin McKinley
6. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
7. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1 by Diana Wynne Jones
8. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 2 by Diana Wynne Jones

III. Books from the 1001 books To Read Before You Die List:

1. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
2. Fanny Hill by John Cleland
3. Saturday by Ian McEwan
4. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
5. In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan le Fanu
6. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
7. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
8. At Swim, Two Boys: A Novel by Jamie O'Neill

IV. Books About Books:

1. Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
2. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
3. So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson
4. Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama. and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore- Susan Shea
5. Sixpence House by Paul Collins
6. Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
7. The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
8. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

V. Women Writers:

1. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
2. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
4. The Children of Men by P.D. James
5. Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
6. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
7. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
8. Topdog/Underdog by Suzan Lori-Parks

VI. Not-Yet-Read Classics:

1. The Human Stain by Philip Roth
2. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
3. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
4. Jazz by Toni Morrison
5. The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
6. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
7. A Maggot by John Fowles
8. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

VII. The 1700s and 1800s:

1. She by Rider Haggard
2. A Woman’s Life by de Maupassant
3. Silas Marner by George Eliot
4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
5. Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
6. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe
7. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe
8. The Marble Faun by Hawthorne

VIII. Selections From My TBR Pile:

1. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
2. Black Jack by Leon Garfield
3. A Natural History of the Romance Novel by Pamela Regis
4. The Complete Sandman: Volume Two by Neil Gaiman
5. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
6. The Curse of Chalion by Lois M. Bujoid
7. A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson
8. Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Posted by An Infinitude of Books at 12/04/2007 05:30:00 PM 1 comments

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