Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Triple 8

I am participating in a book reading challenge for 2008; it is called the '888' challenge. Rules are that you must read eight books in eight different categories (presumably because of the year '08) for a grand total of 64 books. There may also be eight books that are in more than one category which comes to 56 books. Reading 64 books in a year is definitely not a challenge for me, but reading in eight different categories is. I have tried to pick some categories that I might otherwise not get to (anything other than fluffy fiction).

Here are my lists for the challenge:

1.Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azir Nafisi
2. Jane Austen; a life by David Nokes
3. Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour
4. A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
5. Surprised by Joy; the Shape of My Early Life by C.S. Lewis
6. Notes from the Century Before; A Journal From British Columbia by Edward Hoagland
7. The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev
8. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (completed 1/4/2008)

1. Conscious Eating by Gabriel Cousens
2. The PH Miracle by Robert O. Young
3. Genetically Engineered Food by Ronnie Cummins
4. The Jerusalem Diet by Judith Besserman (which I am suppossed to be getting an early reviewers copy of)
5. Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus
6. Lazy Person's Guide to Better Nutrition by Gordon S. Tessler (completed: 1/2/2008)
7. TBD
8. TBD

1. Children:The Challenge bu Rudolf Dreikurs
2. John Rosemond's Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy Healthy Children
3. Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman
4. Growing Compassionate Kids by Jan Johnson
5. The Mother Dance by Harriet Lerner
6. How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too by Sal Severe, Ph.D (completed 1/7/2008)
7. Parenthood Without Hassles, well almost by Kevin Leman
8. Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline

Classics - Fiction:
1. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
2. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
3. Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
4. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
5. Silas Marner by George Eliot
6. The Ambassadors by Henry James
7. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
8. Middlemarch by George Eliot

1. Love's Labor Lost
2. King Henry VIII
3. The Comdey of Errors
4. The Two Noble Kinsmen
5. Antony and Cleopatra
6. The Winter's Tale
7. Cymbeline
8. Troilus and Cressida

1. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (completed: 1/1/2008)
2. The Theif Lord by Cornelia Funke
3. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
4. What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge
5. What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge
6. Homesick; My own Story by Jean Fritz
7. TBD
8. TBD

1. The Literary Message of Isaiah by Avraham Gileadi
2. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
3. The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
4. The Lost Language of Symbolism by Alonzo L. Gaskill
5. Believing Christ by Stephen E. Robinson (completed 1/6/2008)
6. Following Christ by Stephen E. Robinson
7. The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
8. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Just for fun:
1. A Pocketful of Rye A novel by A.J. Cronin (completed 1/4/2008)
2. Brick Lane; a novel by Monica Ali
3. The Parting by Beverly Lewis
4. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella


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