Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Another Challenge I Just Couldn't Pass Up

Okay, so I know I'm getting in over my head with the challenges, but I simply can't resist. Here's another one that I'm really excited about: it's the Triple 8 Challenge hosted by 3M. All the details are on the challenge blog, but basically you choose 8 books to read in 8 different categories. Some overlap is allowed, so it's not as overwhelming as it sounds! It runs from January 1 to December 31, 2008. I'm so excited! Here's my list:

Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  • Austenland - Shannon Hale
  • The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
  • Becoming Jane - Jon Spence
  • Me and Mr. Darcy - Alexandra Potter

Classics I Need to Read or Re-read

  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
  • Last of the Mohicans - James Fennimore Cooper
  • Little Men - Louisa May Alcott
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Books by LDS Authors

  • The Yearbook - Allyson Braithwaite Condie
  • I Am A Mother - Jane Clayson Johnson
  • Running With Angels - Pamela H. Hansen
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (also reading for Cardathon Challenge)
  • Rachel and Leah - Orson Scott Card (also reading for Cardathon Challenge)
  • Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling - Richard Lyman Bushman (also reading for Unread Authors Challenge)
  • Alone, Together - Jack Weyland
  • No Doubt About It - Sheri Dew


  • Lemony Snicket: The Unofficial Autobiography - Lemony Snicket
  • The Lives and Loves of Violet and Daisy Hilton - Dean Jensen (also reading for In Their Shoes Challenge)
  • The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom (also reading for In Their Shoes Challenge)
  • Color Me Butterfly - L.Y. Marlow
  • Fat Girl - Judith Moore
  • The Wounded Spirit - Frank Peretti
  • Porch Tales - Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • A Girl Named Zippy - Haven Kimmel (also reading for In Their Shoes Challenge)

First In A Series

  • Uglies - Scott Westerfield (also reading for Fall Into Reading Challenge)
  • The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan (also reading for Fall Into Reading Challenge)
  • Flamingo Fatale - Jimmie Ruth Evans
  • On What Grounds - Cleo Coyle (overlap book/books about food)
  • Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson (overlap book/books about food)
  • To the Edge - Cindy Gerard
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

Neil Gaiman

  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • Coraline - Neil Gaiman
  • M Is For Magic - Neil Gaiman
  • Interworld - Neil Gaiman
  • Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
  • Smoke & Mirrors - Neil Gaiman
  • Good Omens - Neil Gaiman
  • The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish - Neil Gaiman

Random Picks From My (Never-Ending) TBR Pile

  • Empire Falls - Richard Russo
  • Whistling in the Dark - Lesley Kegan
  • I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
  • Saving Fish From Drowning - Amy Tan
  • Peony in Love - Lisa See
  • Summer Reading - Hilma Wolitzer
  • Midnight Sea - Colleen Coble
  • Gilead - Marilynne Robinson

Books About Food

  • Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser
  • Something From the Oven - Laura Shapiro
  • Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen - Julie Powell
  • Cooking With My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes, From Bari to Big Stone Gap - Adriana Trigiani
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen McInerny
  • Dead and Berried - Karen McInerny
  • On What Grounds - Cleo Coyle (overlap book/First In A Series)
  • Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson (overlap book/First in A Series)


  1. mmmm... books about food. That sounds like a delicious category. Can't wait to see what you say about them!

  2. That's a lot of books. I wish you luck and hope you have a great time with them!

  3. I've really, really been wanting to join this one...but alas, I know my limitations. Good luck! And have fun...looks like you've got a nice varied selection there!


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