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


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