Enter your October reviews here!

1. Wendy (The Secret River)
2. bookworm (The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter )
3. Julie (Frankenstein)
4. Tiny Librarian (Murder With Peacocks)
5. Anne of Avonlea (Becky)
6. The Sleepy Reader(A Thousand Veils)
7. The Sleepy Reader(The Kommandant\'s Girl)
8. Anne of The Island (Becky)
9. Anne of Windy Poplars (Becky)
10. alisonwonderland (The Birth of Venus)
11. The Sleepy Reader(The Brass Verdict)
12. Becky (Anne\'s House of Dreams)
13. Tiny Librarian (Carpe Demon)
14. alisonwonderland (Library Lion)
15. Tiny Librarian (The New Yorkers)
16. Tiny Librarian (Miss Julia Throws a Wedding)
17. Julie (Harry Potter POA)
18. Becky (Anne of Ingleside)
19. Becky (Rainbow Valley)
20. Becky (Rilla of Ingleside)
21. bookworm (20th century ghosts)
22. J.C. (Interpreter of Maladies)
23. Laura (Rhett Butler\'s People)
24. Laura (Montmorency: thief, liar, gentleman)
25. Moons of Jupiter
26. bookworm (Immortal Warrior)
27. Wendy (An Exact Replica of A Figment of My Imagination)
28. Wendy (Gift From The Sea)
29. The Sleepy Reader(Scratch Beginnings)
30. alisonwonderland (Teach With Your Heart)

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Posted by 1morechapter at 10/31/2008 02:35:00 PM 0 comments

Amy's Choices

8 Book Around the World Books

  1. We Just Want to Live Here - Amal Rifa’i and Odelia Ainbinder (Israel/Palestine)
  2. The Kommandant’s Girl - Pam Jenoff (Poland)
  3. Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
  4. The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan)
  5. A Thousand Veils - D. J. Murphy
  6. The Septembers of Shiraz - Dalia Sofer(Iran)
  7. The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway(Sarajevo)
  8. The Book Thief - Makus Zusak(Germany)

8 World War II Books

  1. The Kommandant’s Girl – Pam Jenoff
  2. Dream When You’re Feeling Blue – Elizabeth Berg
  3. Resistance - Owen Sheers
  4. The Nazi Officer’s Wife -Edith Hahn Beer
  5. Dear Enemy - Jack Cavanaugh
  6. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  7. The Diplomat’s Wife - Pam Jenoff
  8. Clouds Over Mountains - Matt Joseph

8 Urban Fantasy Novels

  1. Moon Called – Patricia Briggs
  2. Ill Wind - Rachel Caine
  3. Chill Factor – Rachel Caine
  4. Heat Stroke – Rachel Caine
  5. Storm Front - Jim Butcher
  6. Any Given Doomsday - Lori Handeland
  7. Kitty Takes a Holiday – Carrie Vaughn
  8. The Taste of Night – Vicki Pettersson

8 Suspense/Thrillers

  1. Speak No Evil – Allison Brennan
  2. The Brass Verdict - Michael Connelly
  3. Wolf in the Shadows - Marcia Muller
  4. A Place of Execution - Val McDermid
  5. Red Sea - E.A. Benedek
  6. Flowers for Emily - T.L. Vance
  7. Divine Justice - David Baldacci
  8. The Bone Garden - Tess Gerritsen

8 Young Adult Titles

  1. Eclipse-Stephenie Meyer
  2. Unwind - Neal Shusterman
  3. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
  4. Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
  5. The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
  6. The Whistling Season - Ivan Doig
  7. Gone- Michael Grant
  8. The Floor of the Sky - Pamela Carter Joern

8 ARCs

  1. The House at Riverton - Kate Morton
  2. Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
  3. Songs for the Missing - Stewart O’Nan
  4. Testimony - Anita Shreve
  5. The Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  6. Have You Found Her? - Janice Erlbaum
  7. The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
  8. The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry

8 Non-Fiction

  1. Have You Found Her? - Janice Erlbaum
  2. The Devil Came on Horseback - Brian Steidle
  3. When Answers Aren’t Enough - Matt Rogers
  4. The Working Poor: Invisible in America - David K. Shipler
  5. Mayada, Daughter of Iraq - Jean Sasson
  6. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
  7. The Millionaire Next Door - Stanley and Danko
  8. Scratch Beginnings - Adam Shepard

8 Historical Fiction

  1. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks
  2. The Winter Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
  3. The Heretic’s Daugher - Kathleen Kent
  4. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - Kate Summerscale
  5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Schaffer and Barrows
  6. The Bone Garden - Tess Gerrisen
  7. The Queen's Fool - Phillipa Gregory
  8. The Whistling Season - Ivan Doig

Posted by Amy at 10/30/2008 08:00:00 AM 2 comments

Becky: It is finished :)

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
8. The Dragon's Child by Laurence Yep

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
3. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
4. Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
5. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
6. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
7. The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket
8. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank You Notes by Peggy Gifford

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
7. Camilla by Fanny Burney
8. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

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) A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck, (Newbery Honor, 1999), A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck, (Newbery Winner, 2001)

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. Painting the Wild Frontier by Susanna Reich
5. Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Loved To Draw by Deborah Kogan Ray
6. My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson
7. I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman
8. The Year We Disappeared by Cylin and John Busby

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
4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
6. The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
7. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
8. Mandy by Julie Edwards


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

1. Anne of Green Gables
2. Anne of Avonlea
3. Anne of the Island
4. Anne of Windy Poplars
5. Anne's House of Dreams
6. Anne of Ingleside
7. Rainbow Valley
8. Rilla of Ingleside

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

Posted by Becky at 10/24/2008 11:00:00 AM 0 comments

Bookworms List

Bookworms picks:
Challenge Completed 12/11/08

Because I Love to Read:
1. . The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
2. A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen V. Masse
3. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
4. Considering SomeplacElse by B. L. Lindstrom
5. Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase
6. First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
7. Operation Blue Light: My Secret Life among Psychic Spies by Philip Chabot
8. Soup in the City by Kelly Hollingsworth

Because I felt like staying up late reading:
1. Trust Me by Brenda Novak
2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Wife In the North by Judith O’Reilly
4. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
5. Beneath A Marble Sky by John Shors
6. Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye
7. The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
8. The Exchange by Inga Ellzey

1.Dracula by Bram Stoker
2. All The Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison
3. The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
4. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
5. The Ruins by Scott Smith
The Ghost of Blackwood Hall (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene

7. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
8. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Books that were made into movies:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
2. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
4. The Shining by Stephen King
5. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
6. Persuasion by Jane Austen
7. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
8. Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Random Picks:
1. Like Lightning by Charlene Sands
2. The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work
by Jon Gordon

3. Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife by Irene Spencer
4. Wicked Ties by Shayla Black
5. Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde
6. Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo
7. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
8. Matrimony by Joshua Henkin

More Romance
1. Scandalous Love by Brenda Joyce
2. Gone With the Witch by Annette Blair
3. Wicked Nights by Nina Bangs
4. Return of the Rogue
5. Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
6. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts
7. Entangled by Kathlee Dante
8. Enticed by Kathlee Dante

More Random Picks:
1. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Clayton
2. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
3. An Absolute Gentleman by R. M. Kinder
4. I Just Want My Kids to Be Happy! by Aaron Cooper & Eric Keitel
5. Perfect on Paper The (Mis)adventures of Waverly Bryson by Maria Murnane
6. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
7. The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
8. The Secret Scroll by Ronald Cutler

Fantasy/Sci Fi/Paranormal:
1. Immortal Warrior by Lisa Hendrix
2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
3. Carpe Demon By Julie Kenner
4. Demons Are Forever : Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
5. The Host by Stephenie Meyers
6. The Taking by Dean Koontz
7. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
8. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

Posted by The Bookworm at 10/04/2008 09:26:00 AM 0 comments

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