Saturday, December 27, 2008

999 Reading Challenge

I enjoyed participating in the 888 Reading Challenge, so I went looking for a challenge for 2009.

The 999 Library Thing Challenge is very similar - Read 9 books in each of 9 categories for 2009.

Here is my list of books. You will see that some categories have more than 9 books. It's easier just to list them all than to try to pick and choose now. My final choices will depend quite a bit on what is available to me from the library.

Nostalgia - Books I Read As a Child and want to Read Aloud to My Children
1.The Borrowers – Mary Norton
2.Edward, Hoppy and Joe – Robert Lawson
3.A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L'Engle
4.Five Little Peppers and How They Grew – Margaret Sidney
5.The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander
6.Dragonsong – Anne McCaffrey
7.The Great Brain – John D. Fitzgerald
8.Soup – Robert Newton Peck
9.Encyclopedia Brown – Donald J. Sobol

Kindred Spirits - Books By Favorite Authors
1.An Echo in the Bone – Diana Gabaldon
2.The bodies left behind - Jeffery Deaver
3.Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich
4.The Master of All Desires - Judith Merkle Riley
5.The Oracle Glass - Judith Merkle Riley
6.The Water Devil – Judith Merkle Riley
7.Mortal Danger – Ann Rule
8.Fatally Flaky – Diane Mott Davidson
9.Dead Time – Stephen White
10.Very Valentine – Adriana Trigiani

Vintage Volumes - Book Club Books (Rollicking Readers & Bella's Bookshelf)
1.Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
2.Animal Farm by George Orwell
3.Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
4.Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
6.Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
7.The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
8.Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
10.Dracula by Bram Stoker

9 and Counting - Titles with Numbers
1.Finger Lickin' Fifteen – Janet Evanovich
2.Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
3.One Tough Mother – Julie Ann Barnhill
4.A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
5.A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
6.1900 House - Mark McCrum and Matthew Sturgis.
7.30 Days to Taming Your Tongue - Deborah Smith Pegues
8.7 Keys to Comprehension
9.Then There Were Five (The Melendy Quartet) - Elizabeth Enright

Screen Time - TV/Movie Tie-ins
1.North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
2.The Martian Child: A Novel About a Single Father Adopting a Son - David Gerrold
3.P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
4.The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien (3 titles)
5.The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
6.The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
7.The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
8.Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire – Amanda Foreman (The Duchess)
9.Yes Man - Danny Wallace

Serendipity – Unplanned books I want to read
1.To be announced
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6.To be announced
7.To be announced
8.To be announced
9.To be announced

Literacy - Non-fiction about Books, Writing, or Reading
1.Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing – Patricia T. O'Conner
2.Books: A Memoir – Larry McMurtry
3.How to Write Irresistible Query Letters – Lisa Collier Cool
4.Book Smart - Jane Mallison
5.Book Lust – Nancy Pearl
6.1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die – Peter Ackroyd
7.Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published - Julie Beard
8.How to Read a Book - Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren
9.On Writing – Stephen King
10.Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
11.A Book Lover's Diary - Shelagh Wallace and Scott McKowen

Faith - Spiritual Life
1.Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
2.Sex God – Rob Bell
3.I'm Fine with God, It's Christians I Can't Stand – Bruce Bickel
4.The Barbarian Way : Unleash the Untamed Faith Within - Erwin Raphael McManus
5.Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices :: Frank Viola, George Barna
6.The Slumber of Christianity : Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth :: Ted Dekker
7.The Law of Rewards – Randy Alcorn
8.The Way of the Master – Ray Comfort
9.Reaching for the Invisible God – Philip Yancey
10.The Journey of Desire – John Eldredge
11.The Spontaneous Spread of Home-Discipleship Christianity – Henry Reyenger, Jr.

Mere Jack - C.S. Lewis
1.Mere Christianity – CS Lewis
2.Problem of Pain – CS Lewis
3.Til We Have Faces – CS Lewis
4.A Mind Awake – CS Lewis
5.The Four Loves – CS Lewis
6.The Great Divorce – CS Lewis
7.Out of the Silent Planet – CS Lewis
8.Perelandra - CS Lewis
9.That Hideous Strength - CS Lewis


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a list! I am SO impressed! I jotted down a few titles to order from the library for myself! Love, Mom

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