Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Triple 8 Challenge

Here's another challenge I signed up for. The Triple 8 Challenge is a challenge that you read 8 books in 8 categories in 2008. You are allowed 8 overlaps and can change your list or category anytime. Here's my list:

Banned Books
Are you there, God? It's me Margaret - Judy Blume
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
The earth, my butt, and other big round things - Carolyn Mackler
Brokeback Mountain - Annie Proulx
Tommyknockers - Stephen King
Balzac & the little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijiie
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lorax - Dr. Seuss

When I was a little girl...children's books
The Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Stuart Little - E.B. White
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
The Book-eating Boy - Oliver Jeffers
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
Flower - John Light

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
The grapes of wrath - John Steinbeck
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Love and Living - Thomas Merton
The Sea, the sea - Iris Murdoch
The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
Dracula - Bram Stoker

Books I can escape to
Devil in the blue dress - Walter Mosley
Gone, Baby, Gone - Denis Lehane
Rare Encounters with ordinary birds - Lyanda Lynn Haupt
All the pretty horses - Cormac McCarthy
Living to tell - Antonya Nelson
What she saw in... - Lucinda Rosenfeld

Size doesn't matter : Novellas, short stories, and poetry
A Blind man can see how much I love you -Amy Bloom
The Braid - Stanley Kunitz
Collected poems - Howard Numerov
A good man is hard to find - Flannery O'Connor
The flash of lightning behind the mountain - Charles Bukowski
Breathing Underwater - Julie Orringer
I am no one you know - Joyce Carol Oates
My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead - Jeffrey Eugenides

It was a dark and storm night: Creepy tales
I am Legend - Richard Matheson
Falling Angel - William Hjortsberg
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
Without Blood - Alessandro Barrico
The Talented Mr. Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Gone, Baby. Gone - Denis Lehane

Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson
The Seventh Wall - Fred Wander
The Voyage of the short serpent - Bernard du Boucheron
Emil and the detectives - Erich Kastner

Everything but the kitchen sink: whatever I feel like reading
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
The Devil Wears Prada -
Julia's Chocolate - Cathy Lamb

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