Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The 888 Challenge

[edited 12-30-07 with complete list]

I am participating in the Triple 8 Reading Challenge. Anyone care to join me?

I only need to read 56 of these books to finish, but I'll try to read all 64 of them.

Come on and READ WITH ME in 2008!

Books Recommended to me by others

  1. Hide – Lisa Gardner (my mom)

  2. The Furies of Calderon – Jim Butcher (sister Christy)

  3. Vineyard series – Philip Craig (mom)

  4. Beauty - Robin McKinley (Marta)

  5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (sister Janet)

  6. Austenland - Shannon Hale (sister Christy)

  7. librarian series (Christy)

  8. Courting Trouble – Deeanne Gist (Mom)

Young Adult Fiction

  1. Holes – Louis Sachar

  2. ttyl – lauren myracle

  3. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer

  4. Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze – Elizabeth Enright

  5. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox - Eoin Colfer

  6. Eragon – Christopher Paolini

  7. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke

  8. Magic by the Lake – Edward Eager


  1. Ordering Your Private World – Gordon MacDonald

  2. Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs: 62 Digestible Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life – Joe Schwarcz

  3. Walk Away the Pounds : The Breakthrough 6-Week Program That Helps You Burn Fat, Tone Muscle, and Feel Great Without Dieting – Leslie Sansone

  4. Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published - Julie Beard

  5. I Saw the Angel in the Marble - Chris Davis and Ellyn Davis

  6. Making God's Word Stick – Emmett Cooper & Steve Wamberg

  7. Life Management for Busy Women – Elizabeth George

  8. Family Fragrance: Practical Intentional Ways to Fill Your Home with the Aroma of Love – J. Otis & Gail Ledbetter

Books I Want to Reread

  1. The Bible

  2. Out of this Silent Planet – C.S. Lewis

  3. Perelandra – C.S. Lewis

  4. That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis

  5. Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

  6. She's Gonna Blow: Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger – Julie Ann Barnhill

  7. Mark of the Lion trilogy – Francine Rivers (3 books)

  8. The Fiery Cross – Diana Gabaldon (audiobook)

Books about Tolkien or Lord of the Rings

  1. The Gospel According to Tolkien – Ralph C. Wood

  2. Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings – Matthew Dickerson

  3. Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of Lord of the Rings – Mark Eddy Smith

  4. The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien

  5. Finding God in Lord of the Rings – Kurt Bruner & Jim Ware

  6. The Origins of Tolkien's Middle Earth for Dummies – Greg Harvey

  7. Walking with Frodo: A devotional journey through Lord of the Rings – Sarah Arthur

  8. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century – Tom Shippey

Romance Novels

  1. Taking a Chance (Heartsong Presents) – Kelly Eileen Hake

  2. Once Upon a Family (Love Inspired) – Margaret Daley

  3. The Stranger (Harlequin Superromance) – Kathleen O'Brien

  4. The King's Mistress (Harlequin Historical) – Terri Branson

  5. Unforgettable (Heartsong Presents) – Janet Lee Barton

  6. Danver's Touch (Silhouette Classics) – Elizabeth Lowell

  7. Perfect - Judith McNaught

  8. Christmas on the Prairie: Take Me Home/One Wintry Night/The Christmas Necklace/Colder Than Ice (Christmas Anthology) - Tracey V. Bateman, Pamela Griffin, Maryn Langer, Jill Stengl

New Books by Favorite Authors

  1. Plum Lucky – Janet Evanovich

  2. Fearless Fourteen – Janet Evanovich

  3. Buckingham Palace Gardens (Thomas Pitt Mysteries) – Anne Perry

  4. Skeletons at the Feast – Chris Bohjalian

  5. Carrot Cake Murder – Joanne Fluke

  6. Sleeping Doll – Jeffrey Deaver

  7. T is for Trespass – Sue Grafton

  8. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

Christian Novels

  1. Showdown – Ted Dekker

  2. Once Upon a Cross – Thom Lemmons

  3. Catching Katie – Robin Lee Hatcher

  4. The Martyr's Song – Ted Dekker

  5. Brothers – Angela Elwell Hunt

  6. Journey – Angela Elwell Hunt

  7. Scarlet Thread – Francine Rivers

  8. Claire Knows Best – Tracey Bateman


Anonymous said...

I just finished reading three of Robin Lee Hatcher's "Coming to America" series and found them fun to read. I like to learn about that period in history and the obstacles people overcame. Sue Grafton has a "T" book out now? I just finished a Fluke book....Candy Cane Murders, didn't know about Sweet Revenge!!! Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Austenland by Shannon Hale. It was good and made me think of you! **In 32-year-old singleton Jane Hayes's mind, no man in the world can measure up to Fitzwilliam Darcy specifically the Fitzwilliam played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane is forced to confront her Austen obsession when her wealthy great-aunt Carolyn dies and leaves her an all-expenses-paid vacation to Pembrook Park, a British resort where guests live like the characters in Jane's beloved Austen novels. - Christy

Niffercoo said...

The 4th book in the Twilight series is expected to be out in the fall of 2008. It will be called Breaking Dawn. I have now recommended that you read it. So you can add it to that section! :)

I need to work on my list! It helps to look at your groups as ideas!