Saturday, January 5, 2008

Triple 8 Challenge

Last week, Mother Crone wrote about a reading challenge called the Triple 8 Challenge.

Here are the Rules...

1. Challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2008.

2. Choose 8 categories of your own that you would like to read 8 books EACH in.

3. You will be allowed 8 overlaps, for a total of 56 unique book titles.

4. You may overlap these 56 titles with any other challenge.

5. You may change your list or your categories at any time.

So as I do not take time to read for myself I am going to join this challenge to help motivate me. I definitely used the 8 overlaps (noted with a *). Here is my list....

Thomas Jefferson Education Book List

Little Britches- Ralph Moody

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte

The Lonesome Gods- Louis L’Amour

Laddie – Gene Stratton- Porter

Les Miserable- Victor Hugo

The Chosen- Chaim Potok

The Abolition of Man – C.S. Lewis

Uncle Tom’s Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Christian Fiction

True Light- Terri Blackstock *

The Parting- Beverly Lewis

Levi’s Will – W. Dale Cramer

Shadowed- Jerry Jenkins

Silenced- Jerry Jenkins

The Bark of the Bog Owl- Jonathan Rogers*

Summer Hill Secrets Vol 1- Beverly Lewis

Summer Hill Secrets Vol 2- Beverly Lewis


Children’s Classics

Robin Hood - Pyle

The Jungle Book- Rudyard Kipling

Winnie the Pooh- A.A. Milne

The Book of Virtues- William J. Bennett

Complete Fairy Tales- Brother Grimm

Fairy Tales- Hans Christian Anderson

The Children’s Book of Heroes- William J. Bennett

The Children’s Book of America- William J. Bennett


Collecting Dust on My Bookshelf

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver*

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath*

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee*

Eragon- Christopher Paolini

Eldest- Christopher Paolini

The Bears of Blue River- Charles Major

The Dante Club- Matthew Pearl

The Jane Austen Book Club- Karen Joy Fowler


More Dust

Where the Sidewalk Ends- Shel Silverstein

Falling Up- Shel Silverstein

Night – Elie Wiesel

The Bark of the Bog Owl- Jonathan Rogers*

The Complete Poetic Works of James Whitcome Riley

The Quiet American- Grahme Greene*

The Power and the Glory- Grahme Greene*

A Girl Named Zippy- Haven Kimmel


Narnia

The Magician's Nephew

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Horse and His Boy

Prince Caspian

The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"

The Silver Chair

The Last Battle

The Narnia Trivia Book


Unread Books by Favorite Authors

Northanger Abby- Jane Austen

Persuasions- Jane Austen

Broker- John Grisham

Ya- Yas in Bloom- Rebecca Wells

The Quiet American- Grahme Greene*

The Power and the Glory- Grahme Greene*

True Light- Terri Blackstock*

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl


1001 Books to Read Before You Die List

The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver*

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath*

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee*

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

2 comments:

School for Us said...

Wow! Now, that's a lot of books! Better get busy! :-)

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