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Eight books by Asian and/or Asian-American authors

1. Revolution is not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
2. The Girl with the White Flag by Tomiko Higa
3. Yellow Umbrella by Jae soo Liu
4. Year of the Rat by Grace Lin
5. The Fold by An Na
6. The Mats by Francisco Arcellana
7. Guji, Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen

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 :)

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
2. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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
2. Persuasion by Jane Austen
3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
4. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
5. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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.)

1. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (Newbery, 1930)
2. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Newbery Honor, 1938)
3. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Newbery Honor, 1940)
4. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Newbery Honor, 1941)
5. Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray (Newbery, 1943)
6. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brian (Newbery, 1972)
7. The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman (Sidney Taylor Book Award, 2008)
8. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (Newbery Honor, 1949)

Extras: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Newbery Winner, 1998)

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. I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman
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. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
2. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. Little House on the Prairie 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 3/31/2008 02:26:00 PM


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