Reading Challenges

May 10, 2008

A ~ Z Reading Challenge 2008 (23)

Filed under: A ~ Z Reading Challenge 2008,Books,challenges,read lists — gautami tripathy @ 7:14 am

A ~ Z Reading Challenge 2008


~ align the author’s last name or the title of a book (excluding “the”, “a”, etc.) with its corresponding letter in the alphabet
~ enter a different book for each author and title (total of 52 books)
~ complete the alphabet lists anyway that suits your fancy
(i.e.: complete each list separately in alphabetical order, read both “A” entries, then “B” entries, fit whatever you’re reading into either list, etc.)
~ complete the challenge in the year 2008

A-After the Fire by Belva Plain
B-Baby Proofing Your Marriage by Cockerell, O’Neil and Stone
C-Creed for the Third Millenium, A, Colleen McCullough
D-Double Take by Brenda Joyce
F-French Silk by Sandra Brown
G-Great rossing, Asterix and the, By Goscinny and Uderzo
H-Heart of Thunder by Johanna Lindsay
K-Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
L-Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
M-Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber
N-Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
O-Once and Always by Judith McNaught
P-Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
Q-Quiver by Javed Akhtar
R-Road, The, Cormac McCarthy
S-Silken Web, The, Sandra Brown
T-Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher

U-Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

W-Wind Dancer, The, Iris Johansen

Y-Yellowknife by Steve Zipp

A-Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, Half of a Yellow Sun,
B-Bond, Larry, Day of Wrath
C-Chopin, Kate, The Awakening
D-Davis, Kenneth c., America;s Hidden History
E-Eco, Umberto, The Name of the Rose
F-Freese, Mathias B., Down to a Sunless Sea
G-Gaiman Neil, American Gods
H-Hesse, Herman, Siddhartha
I-Ishiguro, Kazuo, The Unconsoled
J-Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat
M-Marquez, Gabriel Garcia, Collected Stories
O-Ortega, Shiela, The Road from La Cuava
P-Picoult, Jodi, Mercy
S-Sparks, Nicholas, The Notebook
T-Tan, Amy, The Bonesetter’s Daughter

Z-Zusak,Markus, The Book Thief


May 9, 2008

Chunkster Reading Challenge 2008

Chunkster Reading Challenge 2008

  • To qualify the book must be 450 pps regular type OR 750 pps large text.
  • You must read FOUR chunksters (one each quarter), you OBVIOUSLY may read more
  • The Challenge will run Jan 7th, 2008 – Dec 20th, 2008 (the only chunky thing occupying my mind over Christmas is ME! AND I am using my foresight remembering my inbox on Dec 31st/ Jan 1 of THIS year when all the challenges ended). BUT any chunkster started after Jan 1 qualifies.
  • OH THERE WILL BE PRIZES – one a quarter. Prizes to be determined later ( so making the rules on the fly here, peeps). Think small and fun, not big and chunky.

My list:

*Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

*Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

*Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
*Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
*Roots by Alex Haily

*A Creed for the Third Millennium by Colleen McCullough

*The French Silk by Sandra Brown

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