Reading Challenges

January 15, 2008

Triple eight (888) Challenge 2008

Filed under: 2008,888,Books,read lists — gautami tripathy @ 5:07 pm

Triple eight (888) Challenge 2008

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.

I have been procastinating about making a list for this. Suppose I have to do it now as it already half of January 2008.

My tentative categories:

1) 8 romances

*French Silk by Sandra Brown

*The Silken Web by Sandra Brown

*Heart of Thunder by Johanna Lindsay

*The Wind Dancer by Iris Johansen

*Double Take by Brenda Joyce

*Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber

*Once and Always by Judith McNaught

2) 8 award winners

1940 (Pulitzer) *The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
1946 (Nobel Prize Winner) *Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
1961 (Pulitzer) *To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
1981 (Booker) *Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
1982 (Nobel Prize Winner) *Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
1995 (Cheltanham) *The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro
2004 (Royal Society Prize -Sciences) *A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
2006 (Booker) *The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
2006 (World Fantasy) *Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

3) 8 classics

*Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
*Emma by Jane Austen
*Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
*The Small House at Ellington by Anthony Trollope
*A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy
*Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
*Hard Times by Charles Dickens
*Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
*The Three Muskeeters by Alexandre Dumas
*Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

4) 8 non fiction

*Civilisation by Kenneth Clark
*The Snoe Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
*Travel Writing 1700-1830 An Anthology, Edited by Elizabeth A. Bohls and Ian Duncan
*The Argumentave Indian by Amartya Sen
*Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
*A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
*Shiva: The Wild God of Power and Ecstacy by Wolf-Dieter Storl
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking

5) 8 Stephen Kings books

6) 8 books that make me feel good. It can be assorted

*Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

*Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

*Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

*Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thornton

*Did I see Angels by Kathryn Maughan

*Yellowknife by Steve Zipp

*Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

*Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

7) 8 collected short stories

*Collected stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
*Metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafta
*The Best Short Sories by Rudyard Kipling
*Collected Stories of Guy de Maupassant
*Murder in the Menu Edited by Peter Haining
*Twelve Read Herrings by Jeffrey Archer
*The Raven and other writings by Edgar Allan Poe
*Collected Ghost Stories
*The Frankenstein Omnibus Edited by Peter Haining

8) 8 Comics or graphic books

*1. Asterix and the Great Crossing
*2. Asterix and the Mansions of the Gods
*3. Asterix in Spain
*4. The adventures of Tintin: The Black Island
*5. Tintin and the Lake of Sharks
6. …..


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